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Sustainability Workshops

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

2019 workshop calendar under development

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

FREE Movie Screening - Award Winning Film - "The Clean Bin Project" - Tuesday evening 26th February 6.30pm - 8pm

Come and view a film about this light- hearted competition between couple Jen and Grant who each strive to shake off consumerism and produce the least rubbish. Plenty of laugh out loud moments against a backdrop of the problem of what to do with waste. A fun and inspiring film for all ages, showing at Moorabbin.

The film is not rated by the distributor and does not have an Australian classification. Children must be accompanied by an adult and under adult supervision at all times.

Bookings are essential and can be made here.

Register Here

 

FREE Community Waste Presentation and Transfer Station Tour

Come and learn about what happens to Kingston’s recycling, garbage and garden organics and have your waste questions answered! Hear how Kingston is winning the battle on Dumped Rubbish in Clayton South with the help of local students.The presentation will also include a visit to the CopperRock transfer station, where you will be able to see what items can be taken for recycling, if we have time we will also have a look through the onsite Tip Shop – who knows what treasures you will find!

The presentation will help provide you with the correct information on what goes into what bin and how to dispose of other miscellaneous items.

When: Tuesday 5 March
Where: City of Kingston Cheltenham Office, 1230 Nepean Highway Cheltenham (Moorabbin & Mordialloc rooms)
Time: 10am-12:15pm 

Bookings are limited, to book please call Council’s waste Education contractor EnviroCom on 9703 5288.  Please note that all attendees must wear closed toe shoes. 

 

Past Workshops

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.

View presentations from the event: 

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.