Environment news and events

Download our new Calendar-of-Environmental-Events-Aug-Dec-2016.pdf(PDF, 4MB). It's filled with free, fun and interactive workshops and tours, including how to: attract birds to your backyard, design water smart gardens and declutter your home and so much more.   

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Registrations are now open for the following environmental events: 

Session  Date and time  Location  Registration details  Description 
Cycle Skills Training Saturday 24 September, 9.30am - 2.30pm TH King Pavillion and SEED Centre, High Street, Glen Iris Register online or call 8290 1057 This practical program is suitable for those keen to develop bike control and traffic riding skills. Bring your bike and build your confidence in a traffic-free area. This training will include information on bike set-up and safety checks and will finish with a group ride on local roads.
Bike Maintenance Workshop  Wednesday 28 September, 6.30-8.30pm TH King Pavillion and SEED Centre, High Street, Glen Iris   Register online or call 8290 1057 This workshop covers all the basics of how to maintain a bicycle. Learn how to remove and replace wheels, complete a safety check, oil the chain, repair punctures and replace a tube. Bring along your own bike (optional) for a brief safety check and fitting.
Declutter for a Simpler Life  Wednesday 5 October, 6 - 8pm TH King Pavillion and SEED Centre, High Street, Glen Iris Register online or call 8290 1333 Learn how easy it is to declutter and organise every room in your house, without costing the earth. You’ll leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff. It’s also a great way to prepare for Garage Sale Trail.  
Birds in Backyards  Sunday 16 October, 1 - 4pm   TH King Pavillion and SEED Centre, High Street, Glen Iris Register online or call 8290 1333 Discover how to identify the urban birds in your backyard during a guided tour with the experts from BirdLife Australia. Learn how birds can help your garden thrive and how to attract our feathery friends to your backyard.
Garage Sale Trail Saturday 22 October, all day A front yard, street hall, oval, school or marketplace near you Register online Pick up a bargain, meet your neighbour and learn the art of re-use. Garage Sale Trail means thousands of garage sales held on one big day. It's the biggest re-use and community event in the country. You can either host your own garage sale or map your trail and shop.


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