Sustainable living workshops and events

Living for our Future program

This program helps you live in a more sustainable way.

Through this program, you can:

  • attend free workshops and webinars
  • get subsidised worm farms and compost bins
  • access free advice to save energy in your home.

Sign up to our email list to join: Living for our Future workshop and events updates.

Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival

The festival is back on 19 November 2022 with plenty of fun, hands-on and family-friendly activities.

Explore the Sustainable Living Festival activities.

 Upcoming events

Our Living for our Future events build skills in sustainable living. Most workshops run for an hour.

Host your own event

We can help you host your own event if you're part of a:

  • community group or club in Boroondara
  • school or kindergarten in Boroondara.

We help you find experts to deliver these events. You will need to organise the event itself.

Topics

Topics include:

  • Energy savers: practical advice about reducing energy use at home, school or work.
  • Healthy homes/Green cleaning: how to reduce toxic chemicals in your home.
  • Declutter and reduce waste: tips to organise every room in your house.
  • Sustainable gardening: how to manage water, soil, pests, seasonal vegetables, composting and wildlife.

How to apply

You can apply to host an event up to 2 months before the planned date.

Email your request to [email protected] and include:

  • name of your group or organisation
  • topic (from above list)
  • planned date and time
  • venue name and address
  • expected number of attendees
  • your plan to promote the event
  • your reason for hosting the event
  • your planned outcomes.
If approved, we cover some or all of the cost of the presenter. We do not cover catering, venue hire or promotional costs.

Eligibility criteria

To host an event, you must:

  • expect at least 25 attendees
  • have a suitable venue with seating and tea/coffee facilities
  • provide a data projector and screen
  • open your event to community members
  • acknowledge City of Boroondara and Living for our Future in your promotional material
  • provide us with feedback after the event.

During the event, you must:

  • acknowledge the support of City of Boroondara and Living for our Future
  • ask participants to complete a feedback survey.

In case you missed it

Watch the Keeping chickens - backyard chooks for beginners webinar.

Presented by Ella from Chooktopia, it covers:

  • how to keep healthy, happy chooks in your backyard
  • Council and local law requirements.

Watch the Heatproof your garden webinar presented by Very Edible Gardens.

This webinar offers tips to create a garden that provides shade and uses less resources.


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