Come along to a Kingston Sustainability workshop to gain knowledge and skills to make your life more sustainable.
Kingston hosts a range of free sustainability workshops held throughout the year. Be the first to know when we are hosting workshops by subscribing to our eNewsletter.
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Sustainable Living Webinar Series
We have partnered with the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Monash, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra to collectively offer a free sustainable living webinar series.
It’s a great opportunity to learn new sustainable living skills while we spend more time at home. The webinars on offer explore a wide range of topics — from growing food at home, keeping chooks, cutting energy bills and nature play.
All you need to know about solar and batteries - webinar
This information session will help you:
- Understand how solar and batteries work
- Find out how to choose the right system for your home
- Understand how to claim government rebates
- Learn how to confidently navigate the solar market yourself
Monday 8 November, 6.30-8pm via Zoom
Book via Eventbrite
Create a cool and comfortable home this summer – webinar
This session will help you find out:
- How to make your home cooler without major renovations - including low-cost/ no-cost, DIY improvements
- The most efficient ways to cool your home
- Where your home uses energy and the areas you should prioritise
- How solar panels can help reduce your energy bills
Tuesday 7 December, 6.30-8pm via Zoom
Book via Eventbrite
If you missed one of our webinars, see the recording links below to learn new sustainable living skills from the comfort of your own home:
Recycle Right in Kingston webinar
To celebrate National Recycling Week, the City of Kingston is hosting a free recycling webinar.
Learn about how you and your household can reduce your waste to landfill and recycle right.
This presentation will cover the issues with waste, what can and cannot be recycled in your recycling bin and food and garden bin and other Council waste services residents can access.
Find out more and register
10 November - 6:30pm-7:30pm
Waste Wise Christmas Webinar
We all over do it at Christmas, buying lots of food, wrapping paper and decorations. Let’s rethink holiday waste.
Join us to learn why the holiday period generates more waste and how you can have a waste wise Christmas .
Share ideas and hear tips for reducing waste across each aspect of the holiday season.
Find out more and register
1 December - 6:30pm-7:30pm
Seed Raising Workshop
Online via Zoom
A workshop with garden designer Kaye Roberts-Palmer to introduce you to propagating from seed. Discover how to keep your seedlings healthy and what to watch for when you plant out.
This event was held on October 7 2021
Preparing your garden for Spring Harvest - Webinar
All you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Spring! Topics covered include:
- Preparation: garden maintenance and preparation, selecting what to plant and when to plant it
- Spring veggies in pots
- Introducing sustainable ways to improve productivity – crop rotation and companion planting
- Starting with seeds and seedlings
- Tips for sustainably managing pests and diseases
- Feeding the soil
- Spring crops
This event was held on Tuesday 22 June.
Indigenous Food, Fibre and Medicine Plants - Webinar
Discover which plants are used by indigenous Australians for sustenance and medicinal purposes and learn how to grow them for yourself.
Hosted by the City of Kingston, featuring a 50 minute presentation by Sustainable Gardening Australia.
This event was held on 21 April.
Free Beginners Compost, Worm Farm and Bokashi Workshop in Kingston
To celebrate International Composting Week, the City of Kingston is hosting a free Beginners Composting, Worm Farm and Bokashi Workshop
Attracting Native Frogs to your Garden
This webinar will introduce you to the wonderful world of frogs, the local varieties and the changes to the environment that are threatening them. Learn about what frogs need and how to add these elements to your garden to invite them in.
Waste Wise Christmas
Did you know waste increases by 30% on avenge at Christmas?
We all over do it at Christmas, buying lots of food, wrapping paper and decorations. Come along to this free webinar and hear how you and your household can reduce waste this Christmas
This event was held on Wednesday 2 December 2020.
Recycle Right in Kingston
To celebrate National Recycling Week, the City of Kingston is running two free waste and recycling webinars. Hear from Council’s Waste Education Officer about how you and your household can recycle right and reduce your waste to landfill. This presentation will cover the issues with waste, the waste hierarchy, what can/cannot be recycled and other information, including:
- What happens to the materials from your red, yellow and green bins once Council collects it
- Recycling -what is the sorting process?
- How to dispose of other items i.e. batteries and x-rays
Note the same webinar will be presented on the below dates:
This event was held on Monday 9 November and Thursday 12 November 2020.
Worm Farming in Kingston
Come along to this free webinar and delve into the wonderful world of worms. Worm farming is a fantastic way to turn your food scraps into a valuable resource and help divert waste from landfill. The webinar will also show examples of how you can make a worm farm out of items around your home. The webinar will address the common 'mistakes' or worm farming and provide opportunities throughout the presentation to ask questions.
This event was held Thursday 5 November 2020.