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Sustainability Workshops

Greening Our Place, Greening Kingston hosts a range of FREE sustainability workshops held throughout the year. 

Keep checking this page for upcoming workshops or click here to subscribe to receive email updates from Greening Our Place, Greening Kingston. 

FREE - Nature Play for Little Ones (Ages 4-7) April 11 at 11:00 am

Celebrate Nature Play Week and explore part of our local environment with your little one these school holidays. Join our expert Early Learning Environmental Educators who will demonstrate activities to guide you and your little ones as you stop and look closely at nature. 

Walking through the landscape we will encourage children to stop and examine closely vegetation, earth, logs, leaves etc. We show them how to use a simple method to harvest minibeasts from the environment for even closer examination with a magnifying cup and to translate their observations into drawings if they wish. Along the way we reference the important role indigenous plants play in providing habitat and food.

For ages 4-7 years. Each child must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. 

The event is near Mordialloc Creek area. A map will be provided upon registration.

Wear appropriate closed toe footwear, and bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

'We all are connected to nature and to our communities in some way or another. These connections begin in early childhood and are cultivated through joyful encounters that inspire wonder and curiosity'  Excerpt from the EcoCentre website.

 Note : This event is for City of Kingston residents.

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Past Workshops

Kingston and Bayside Solar Forum - 27 March 2019

220 attended to hear from a panel of experts, including a Q&A session, from Solar Victoria, Moreland Energy Foundation and The Clean Energy Council.

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FREE Movie Screening - Award Winning Film - "The Clean Bin Project" - 26 February 2019

A film about light- hearted competition between couple Jen and Grant who each strive to shake off consumerism and produce the least rubbish. 

FREE Community Waste Presentation and Transfer Station Tour - 5 March 2019

A presentation on Kingston’s recycling, garbage and garden organics. The presentation included a visit to the CopperRock transfer station.

Local Food Summit : Ideas into Action - November 14 2018

Another 75 people came together to formulate projects on the following topics:

The conversations on these topics are continuing via the Kingston Food Summit Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingstonfood/)

Declutter Your Home with advice from Tanya Lewis EcoOrganiser4 October 2018

How to Ethically Declutter and turn clutter into opportunities

Ecologically-aware organiser and author Tanya Lewis challenges us to rethink consumption, turn chaos into opportunities and free ourselves from the vicious clutter cycle to regain control over our time and space. Tanya Lewis is on a mission to prove that being organised needn’t cost the earth. Her approach and practical tips will help you discover the things you really need, and want - and make it easier for you to find them in your home.

Tanya's emphasis is on regaining control over our time and space by using mindful consumption. Before we buy anything, she challenges us to think about the following questions: do I really need it? Will I use it? When I'm finished with it, how can I dispose of it?

Reminding us of the link between overconsumption and clutter, Tanya's workshops are based on a series of practical, helpful principles to help us live a richer, happier life.

Food Summit Workshop, 6 August 2018

Over 75 people joined the Transition Kingston Local Food Summit to discuss the challenges of growing and producing food locally. Local leaders in food, including Edithvale Community GreengrocerFareShare and Growing GREEN Thumbs shared their experiences on how to grow and expand local food options in Kingston. City of Kingston is proud to support local leaders in an effort to grow Kingston’s food future together.

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Disclaimer: 

City of Kingston’s sustainability workshops are open to anyone who is physically fit and able to participate in the workshop/activity. Any health concerns or allergies that may negatively impact the participant must be disclosed to the City of Kingston prior to the workshop.

Minors (under 18 years) must be accompanied by an adult and disclosed to the City of Kingston staff at the time of booking to assess the suitability of minors to attend the workshop.
Please note the information presented during the workshops are intended only as a guide as to the topic and the matters discussed.

By registering you certify that you are physically able to participate in this activity.