Sustainable Living 2024

Sustainable Living 2024 is Whitehorse City Council's inspiring program of workshops, activities, webinars and events held at various locations across Whitehorse throughout 2024. It covers a wide range of topics from low waste living, thrifty gardening to improving the energy efficiency of your home, connecting with nature and more. 

Join us in learning, living and growing together as a connected community, caring for our environment and creating a healthy climate for a better future.

Check out our Sustainable Living 2024 program below and follow the links to book today.

Latest Events and News

Find out about the latest Council sustainability events, news and ideas by subscribing to our Whitehorse Sustainability eNewsletter, visiting our Sustainable Living in Whitehorse Facebook page or What's Happening page.

Go all-electric with Solar Savers

Learn more about switching to all-electric with Solar Savers program expanding to include hot water heat pumps and split systems for heating and cooling.

When: Thursday 20 June, 7pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Bookings Required

Beau Miles, the Backyard Adventurer visits Whitehorse

We’re celebrating World Environment Day with special guest Beau Miles, the legendary YouTube eco-warrior adventurer. 

Date: Sunday 23 June
Time:  1:15pm for a 1:30pm start - 4pm
Where: The Round
Cost:  Free. Bookings essential. 

Celebrate Plastic Free July – DIY Eco Shopping Bags

Upcycle old t-shirts into stylish, sustainable tote bags.  Learn how to turn your old clothes into reusable grocery bags!

For: 8 years +
Date: Wednesday 3 July
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm
Where: Strathdon House & Orchard Precinct
Cost: $21
Bookings required

 

Celebrate Plastic Free July – DIY Bees Wax Wraps

Learn how to make beeswax food wraps to keep your food fresh. They are a great alternative to plastic wraps and can be washed and reused.

For: 12 years +
Date: Wednesday 3 July
Time: 2.30pm – 4pm
Where: Strathdon House & Orchard Precinct
Cost: $21
Bookings required

 

Brilliant Bare-Rooted Trees

Planting bare rooted trees is an excellent way to introduce deciduous trees to your garden. Learn about bare rooted deciduous trees from the experts!

When: Saturday 6 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Strathdon House & Orchard Precinct
Cost: Free
Bookings required

All Day Art Day – Nature Fest

Embark on a green-thumb adventure! Explore nature, eco fun, gardening basics, and create mixed media art from garden finds.

For: 6-12 years
Date: Thursday 11 July
Time: 9.30am – 3pm
Where: Strathdon House & Orchard Precinct
Cost: $89 per session
Bookings required

 

healthAbility Repair Cafe Whitehorse - July

Do you have broken items sitting around your house that, with a simple repair, would be given a new lease of life? Bring them to the healthAbility Repair Cafe Whitehorse! Second Saturday of each month (except January).

When: Saturday 13 July
Time: 10am-2pm
Where: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct, Forest Hill
Cost: Free

Plastic Free Workshop: Rag Roping

Join A Fitting Connection to learn how to turn your threadbare sheets and old scraps of fabric into something beautiful, new and plastic-free. 

Date: Monday 22 July
Time:  6pm - 8pm
Where: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Cost:  Free. 
Bookings essential