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.

Reducing Energy use for home renovators, builders and buyers

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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, but registrations are essential. Register your spot Bookings via Eventbrite

TIME: 7pm - 9pm
DATE: Wednesday 28 February, 2018
WHERE: Banyule Civic Centre, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough

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

Cooking Demonstration – save time and money - healthy lunch box and family dinner ideas

Sustainable Garden

Are you looking for lunchbox ideas that won't end up in the bin? Need some easy to prepare, low cost meal options for your family dinner? We have the answer!

Meet Jen and Gaby from Plan Buy Cook as they demonstrate how to avoid food waste, save money and time when preparing your child's school lunch 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).

When: Tuesday 20 March 2018, 9:30am - 11:40am

Where: Kingsbury Primary School, Maryborough ave, Kingsbury.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions about the tour or workshop, please email Sustainable Communities Coordinator

Bookings via eventbrite

Sustainability at Home for Parents

At this information session, we'll talk about easy and fun ways you can introduce young children to sustainability and help reduce your family's waste. From packing the children's lunch boxes, to eliminating single use plastics and managing your family's food waste, through to reusable nappies, detoxing your home, entertaining the kids and much more.
If you and your family are interested in becoming more sustainable and environmentally aware at home, then this information session is for you.

When: 11am - 12pm Tuesday 30th January 2018
Where: Keon Park Children's Hub, 1-7 Dole Ave, Keon Park
Cost: FREE
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