Sustainable Homes
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Workshops and Events in 2017/18

We run eight free workshops each year to build your skills and inspire you to live more sustainably at home. Save money, time and the planet with innovative ideas from knowledgable experts.

Celebrating Darebin's Natural Heritage

To celebrate Darebin’s precious natural heritage, Council is launching a new and very beautiful film which showcases some of
our significant natural heritage sites.

The film demonstrates the commitment of many in our community to valuing and protecting our natural heritage areas, and looks to raise awareness of the natural beauty right here on our doorstep.

The film will be preceded by a range of activities including the Spiritual Healing Trail which connects people with nature and the
Aboriginal land on which we reside, a plant identification walk in Darebin Parklands, workshops and more.
The film will be followed by a short panel discussion about natural heritage, its value, and how we best protect it.

Remember to BYO picnic and picnic rug!

Please note that you will need to book separately for the Spiritual Healing Trail.

When: Saturday 21 April
Time: 3.45pm - 7.00pm
Where: Darebin Parklands, Separation Street, Alphington

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/edit?eid=43537610164&preview=1#preview

Reducing Energy at Home Workshop

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Are you planning to renovate your home, purchase or build a new home?
Would you like to reduce your living costs and have a more comfortable home?
This workshop is for you.

Come along and hear our experts share their knowledge. They'll give you low cost ideas for improving comfort, while reducing energy use in your existing home, and hints for simple design changes in a new home or renovation that could save you money on your heating and cooling bills.

This is a FREE workshop with morning tea provided. No need to register, just come along on the day. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

TIME: 11.30am - 12.30pm
DATE: Saturday 21 April
WHERE: Bunnings Northland, Murray Rd, Preston

This workshop is proudly supported by the Cities of Banyule and Darebin, as part of the Sustainable Homes and Communities Program

Cooking Demonstration with Jen and Gay from Plan Buy Cook

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Need some easy to prepare, low cost meal options for your family dinner? We have the answer!

Plan Buy Cook will demonstrate how to avoid food waste, save money and time when preparing delicious lunches and your family dinners.

There'll be tastings of all dishes and young children are welcome (you must supervise any young children during the event).

Limited places, so please book early to avoid disappointment

When: Thursday 3 May 2018, 10.00am - 12:00pm

Where: Watsonia Library, 4-6 Ibbottson Street, Watsonia

If you have any questions about the tour or workshop, please email: info@sustainablecommunties.vic.gov.au">Sustainable Communities Coordinator

Bookings via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/edit?eid=41369754048&preview=1#preview

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