Green living events

Our program of free workshops and events for adults and children will help you live green all year long.

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When  Event Where

Monday, 24 September, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Sustainable Home Renovation

Sustainability is critical to good design and building.

Hear from sustainable design and building expert, about low cost, high impact actions you can take to make your renovation more sustainable. 

Register!

Council Chambers

9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Thursday 4 October, 6pm - 8pm

A Repair Café for Moonee Valley - Community information and drop in session

Are you passionate about cutting down the amount of waste you create? Do you have an old heirloom sitting in your garage in need of repair? Repair Cafés are for you and one is coming to Moonee Valley very soon! Some enthusiastic community members are starting up a repair café in Moonee Valley and are looking for support. They will need a range of skilled helpers, so if you can fix a punctured bike tyre, darn a sweater or rewire a 1920s tube radio- they need you! Whatever your particular talents may be come along to this session to see how you can get involved.

Don't worry, if you can't use a wrench or sewing machine the group also need greeters and photographers and generally passionate people to make this amazing idea happen. So come along to this drop-in session, make some new friends, learn more about repair cafe's and whatever your particular talent may be they'd love to find a place for you!

Information and enquiries via the event page.

Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

 

Sunday, 7 October,

11am - 2pm

Nhanbu Gurru Festival (Ancient Flower Festival)

Celebrate Wurundjeri culture at the Babepal Paen-mirring (meaning ‘Mother’s tear’ in Woi wurrung) ceremonial rock circle, a site of Aboriginal significance and a meeting place for the whole community.

To follow on from our Walk with Wurundjeri event in March where the community helped us plant the Murnong (yam daisy), we’re inviting you back for a celebration of Wurundjeri culture and to help us harvest the plant.

 

There’ll be a smoking ceremony, talks with elders, traditional dancing and music, a BBQ and children’s activities.

 

You’ll also learn about the significance of the Murnong and its future in Moonee Valley.

Register!

Five Mile Creek Reserve

2 Government Road, Essendon

 

Monday 15 October, 9:30am - 11am

Moonee Valley Seniors Festival: Solar and energy saving workshop

Learn about the costs, savings and environmental benefits of solar power and everyday changes you can make to reduce your energy bills.

Register online or ph. 9243 8748

Kellaway Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds

Monday, 15 October,

7pm-8.30pm

Sustainable Home Decorating 

Interior decorator Teresa Day will show you how to ‘future furnish’ your space with authentic, handcrafted and sustainable new and pre-loved pieces.

Register!

Sam Merrifield Library

762 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Sunday, 20 October,

9am - 10am

10am - 11am

Bird Walk and Talk

Celebrate National Bird week by joining us for a walk along Steele Creek with bird expert, Lindall Kidd from Birdlife Australia, to learn all about the beautiful birds we have right here in Moonee Valley.

This will be an easy 45 minute walk suitable for adults and children with time for questions.

Register for Session 1, 9am - 10am

Register for Session 2, 10am - 11am

Spring Gully Reserve

Keilor Rd, Niddrie

Monday, 5 November,

12.30pm-2.30pm

Sustainable Christmas Table 

Wow your guests with an ethical celebration as co-founder of Sustainable Table, Cassie Duncan, covers everything from ethical menus, to unconventional trees, and avoiding waste.

Register!

Sam Merrifield Library

762 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Wednesday, 14 November,

7pm-9pm

Preserving for beginners

Learn basic preserving techniques to make and decorate jars of tasty preserves you can gift at Christmas or keep for yourself!

Register!

Flemington Community Centre

25 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington

Friday 16 November

12:30pm - 2pm

Declutter for a simpler life without costing the earth - The 10 R's

How much money and time do you waste buying things only to find you already have it?

An organised homes saves time, space, money and helps reduce our carbon footprint.

Eco Organiser, Tanya Lewis, will show you how to organise, declutter and reduce waste to live the life you want with a focus on how to survive the clutter of Christmas.

Register!

Sam Merrifield Library

762 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

 

 
Last updated: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 5:38 AM