Sustainable Living in Whitehorse

Sustainable Living in Whitehorse is a series of events to educate and inform the community. 

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Below are current events and initiatives on offer.

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Smarter Living Events

DIY Body Scrub and Natural Deodorant

21 July 2021

Online event

Plastic Fish Exhibition and Workshop

22 June 2021

Nunawading Library

Plastic Fish Exhibition and Workshop

23 June 2021

Doncaster Library

School of Plastic Fish Exhibition

28 June - 18 July 2021

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Plastic Fish Making Workshop

30 June 2021

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Other Initiatives

National Tree Day 2021

Come and join us for this year's National Tree Day planting.

When: Postponed. New date to be confirmed.

Where: Gardiners Creek Trail, Burwood (near Fletcher Parade bridge across creek)

Registrations essential: Register online

Gardiners Creek is a significant waterway in Whitehorse and the wider Eastern region, as it is the head waters which lead into our iconic Yarra River. Approximately 3,000 plants will be planted as part of this event to add to the local flora. This is a great opportunity to participate in a local community event and improve a local park enjoyed by so many.

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.

Shining a light on energy efficiency

Whitehorse Council is upgrading more than 850 street lights to energy efficient LED alternatives from March to June 2021.

Sustainable Living Weekend: Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 May, 2021

Sustainable Living Weekend 2021 was held from 1-2 May and delivered an informative and jam-packed weekend of events for the Whitehorse community.

This year’s program included 11 practical workshops and informative talks at the Box Hill Town Hall, including topics such as sustainable gardening, climate change solutions, home energy saving, sustainable fashion and native bees. There were also creative hands-on sustainability workshops at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, and an online screening of the documentary ‘The Story of Plastic’. Around 1000 people participated in the program of events, and participant feedback showed that the events were very well received and most attendees intend to take action to live more sustainability as a result of the events.

If you missed it, you can watch the Reduce Your Winter Energy Bills session.

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