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Sustainability Workshops

Come along to a Kingston Sustainability workshop to gain knowledge and skills to make your life more sustainable.

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Sustainable Living Webinar Series

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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


Past webinars

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:


Upcoming Workshops

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

 

Past Workshops


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.