About the Living for our Future program

The Living for our Future program is designed to support the community to live in a more environmentally sustainable way. The program offers: 

Host your own event

If you're part of a community group, club, school or kindergarten, we can provide a presenter for you to host your own Living for our Future workshop.

Webinars and workshops

If you missed one of our recent workshops or webinars, recordings are available for a limited time.

Bees – Turn your backyard into a native bee oasis

In this series of family-friendly videos, Katrina Forstner from Buzz and Dig shows you how to create a habitat for native bees in your backyard or on your patio.

Watch all 3 videos in the playlist below:

Keeping chickens – Backyard chooks for beginners

Join our expert, Ella from Chooktopia, as she covers:

  • the essentials of how to keep healthy, happy chooks in your backyard
  • Council and local law considerations and guidelines
  • a virtual tour of her chookyard where you can ‘meet’ her friendly chooks.

Watch the Keeping chickens - backyard chooks for beginners video.

Chooks not only make great pets, but they recycle your food scraps and provide fresh and nutritious eggs.

Climate Action Plan webinar

Our Climate Action Plan sets out how we will respond to climate change together with our community over the next 10 years. The plan was adopted unanimously by Council on 27 September 2021.

To launch the Climate Action Plan, we held a virtual event with guest speakers:

  • Professor David Karoly, a Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Climate Science Centre)
  • Kirsty Bishop-Fox, sustainability consultant and president of Zero Waste Victoria.

You can watch the recording of the webinar at the link below.

Boroondara Climate Action Plan launch – YouTube

Composting and worm farming video series

When food waste and pet waste goes to landfill they produce harmful greenhouse gases:

  • Food waste makes up to 46% of the contents of Boroondara waste bins.
  • Pet waste from 2 medium-sized dogs can fill a 9 litre bucket every week.

Together, we can easily do our part to divert waste from landfill. 

Our Food Organics and Garden Organics bin service will help keep food waste out of landfill. But pet waste is not accepted. By composting pet waste and food at home you can:

  • help the environment
  • produce valuable fertilisers and soil conditioners for your garden.

Join the Compost Revolution and learn:

Join Maria Ciavarella from My Green Garden on the different options for composting and worm farming food waste, garden waste and pet waste:

If you're a Boroondara resident, school or business, you may be eligible for subsidised composters and worm farms with free delivery.

Fantastic frogs webinar

Meet some of our local frogs up close. Hear local frog experts David De Angelis and Jane Petch from Melbourne Water talk about how you can help monitor our local frog species.

Watch the Fantastic frogs webinar video.

Birds of Boroondara webinar

Meet some of our local feathered friends up close in our bird show and learn more about our local bird species from an expert from Birdlife Australia.

Watch the Birds of Boroondara webinar video

Preparing for a winter veggie harvest

Watch the Preparing for a winter veggie harvest.

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This video is only available for a limited time.

The Small and Mighty Micro World: exploring the world of invertebrates and fungi

Watch the Small and Mighty Micro World webinar recording on Zoom.

Leaves, Feathers and Scales: the Macro World

Watch the Leaves Feathers and Scales webinar recording on Zoom.

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