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.   


Registrations are now open for the following environmental events: 

Session  Date and time  Location  Registration details  Description 
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.
Watch your waste tour  Wednesday 9 November, 9am - 2.30pm  Stonnington Depot, 293 Tooronga Road, Glen Iris  Register online or call 8290 1333 Learn some practical ways to shrink your bin and work towards a waste-free home with Erin Rhoads (aka The Rogue Ginger). Find out about the whole waste and recycling journey on a tour of the Stonnington Waste Transfer Station, recycling facility and landfill.  
Making solar simple   Thursday 17 November, 6.30 - 8.30pm  TH King Pavilion and SEED Centre, 1650 High Street, Glen Iris  Register online or call 8290 1333 Are you confused about all the solar offers out there? Not sure if solar is worth it for you? Come along and have all your questions answered by a range of experts who can help you decide if solar is for you and how to sift through all the solar options on the market.
Yarra river discovery tour  Sunday 27 November, 9.30am - 1.30pm  Kanteen Cafe, 154 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra  Register online or call 8290 1333 Explore the Yarra on a guided bike ride and discover the vast birdlife found along the way. If bike riding isn’t for you, join us – for the second part of this event – on a guided walking tour of Herring Island with Dean Stewart from Aboriginal Tours and Education Melbourne.   
Clever Cooking with Emma Dean and Tobie Puttock: From patch to plate  Saturday 3 December  Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra   Register online or call 8290 1333

Join Masterchef winner, urban forager and author, Emma Dean, as she cooks and talks about the art of real gardens, real food and edible happiness. Celebrity chef, popular food presenter and best-selling cookbook author, Tobie Puttock will share his knowledge and experience about growing, harvesting and cooking his own produce. 

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