Sustainable Living Week 2022

Sustainable Living Week is on from 12-22 May 2022. It is full of free, fun and informative events to inspire you to live more sustainably.

Hear from engaging experts, learn new skills and enjoy getting back to nature. There is something for everyone.

For more details and to book your tickets, see the program of events below.

Places are limited and bookings are essential for all events. Click on the heading to book your ticket.

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Sustainable Living Week Program

Creating Your Own Wetland Habitat

When: Tuesday 17 May, 7:30-9:30pm 
Where: Box Hill Town Hall

Local indigenous plant nursery Greenlink is presenting a free evening seminar with native garden expert AB Bishop on how to create a wetland habitat area in your own garden.

Repair clothing rips and tears with Julia English

When: Wednesday 18 May, 5pm-7pm
Where: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Cost: $10

Learn how to repair your ripped or torn garments or household textiles using clever repair techniques with Julia English.

Talking plant-based meals with Alice Zaslavsky

When: Wednesday 18 May, 6.30-8pm
Where: Box Hill Town Hall

Join Alice Zaslavsky, the friendliest voice in Australian food, for an engaging talk about creating delicious plant-based food.


All you need to know about solar and batteries

When: Thursday 19 May, 10.30am-12pm
Where: Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre

Come along to this free, independent information session with the Australian Energy Foundation to find out whether solar and batteries are right for your home.

Built Environment Showcase Event

When: Thursday 19 May, 6-8pm
Where: Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre

An evening to showcase the best in design and recognise the people who contribute to good design, creative thinking and sustainable practice within the City of Whitehorse.

Edible Forest Gardening Workshop

When: Saturday 21 May, 9am-12pm
Where: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Cost: $10

Join Edible Landscape Designer Duncan Cocking for an engaging and practical workshop that will show you how to design a low maintenance edible oasis that's in harmony with nature.

Gardening Masterclass with Jane Edmanson

When: Saturday 21 May, 2-4.30pm
Where: Box Hill Town Hall

Join popular gardening icon Jane Edmanson from ABC TV's Gardening Australia and award-winning landscape designer Carolyn Blackman for an afternoon of all things gardening.

Electric Vehicle Expo

When: Sunday 22 May, 2-4.30pm
Where: Box Hill Town Hall

Come along and hear from electric vehicle expert Bryce Gaton to discover all about the wonderful world of electric vehicles! There will also be a large range of electric vehicles on display with their owners to answer all your questions.

Plastic Fish Making Workshops for Kids

When: Sunday 22 May, 10-11:30am and 11:30am-1pm
Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Create your own plastic fish from recycled materials and be part of the School of Plastic Fish Exhibition held at the Box Hill Community Art Centre. The free workshops explore how we can creatively re-use plastic waste and draws attention to the global issue of plastic in our oceans. Ages 9+

The School of Plastic Fish Exhibition

When: Monday 23 - Saturday 28 May. Opening night is Thursday 26 May, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre

The School of Plastic Fish exhibition the concerning prediction that by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in our oceans. Carefully crafted artworks from soft plastic waste hang from the ceiling to form a school of fish, reminding us of the urgency to protect wildlife from plastic waste.

Other Initiatives

Sustainability and Climate Change in Whitehorse

Tuesday 17 May 2022, 6-8pm

Community Conversation: Join this online workshop for an opportunity to share what you think we could do to make Whitehorse more sustainable and protect our community from the impacts of climate change.

Register now.

Business Energy Saver Program

Until 30 June 2022

Eligible businesses could immediately and permanently slash energy bills by upgrading inefficient lighting, hot water systems, air-conditioners, fridges and other equipment qualified under this Program.

Victorian Government subsidies are available, which can reduce these installation costs by up to 95%.

Book your free quote today.

Australian Energy Foundation

Ongoing (open now)

Council has partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation to provide you with simple energy advice you can trust.

The energy advisors at the Australian Energy Foundation can help you work out exactly what you need to do to make your home energy-efficient.

Book your appointment now.