Stonnington Environmental Champions program

Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment and ready to create change in your local community? Join our Environmental Champions program, a training course for building local leaders and helping to solve environmental problems.

The 10 week program consists of weekly training sessions held on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8.30pm. The program also includes a weekend field trip and an evening graduation.

Throughout the course you will learn about the local environment, leadership, project delivery, behaviour change, communications, change-making and more. Spend a day out in the community to learn about local biodiversity, connect with Traditional owners and meet members of the local environmental community.

The training will support you to develop an idea into a project and launch it in the community. You can either work alone or as part of a team on a shared project.

The training is completely free of charge.

What’s in it for you?

  • Build your capacity to take climate and environmental action locally
  • Develop the confidence and skills to launch a project in your community
  • Learn about the local environment, leadership, project delivery, behaviour change, communications, change-making and more
  • Join a network of passionate change-makers in your local area

All skill levels are invited to register. Preference will be given to Stonnington residents but those who work, study or are part of a group or organisation in Stonnington are also invited to register.

WHEN: Weekly workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings, 2 September through to 18 November and will include a shared dinner. The course will include a weekend field trip and a graduation event. The course will break for school holidays. 

WHERE: At this stage sessions are planned to take place at our Tooronga Depot, 293 Tooronga Road, Malvern. This will be changed to make use of online technology if health advice at the time gives that direction.

WHO: The course is for local people who are passionate about the environment and sustainability and who are eager make a difference. No prior knowledge or education is required to participate.

Preference will be given to Stonnington residents but those who work, study or are part of a group or organisation in Stonnington are also invited to register.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST: Expressions of interest are open until 30 July. For more information contact Bec Nichols, Sustainable Environment Officer: 8290 2051 or email environment@stonnington.vic.gov.au

 

 

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