Sustainability Workshops

Design Smarter: Spend Less: Live Bettersustainable house

Are you wanting to renovate your home? Maybe your garden landscaping needs an update? Perhaps you have outgrown your home and want to start again with a newly built home or you just want to know how to reduce those energy and water bills.

If this is you, come along to one of council’s free workshops.

Learn how you can add additions to a current home or build a new home in a smarter way. Receive handy tips from our experts on how you can maximise your budget to save you money in the long term.

Whether it is a garden makeover or home makeover you’re after, come and check out our workshop series.

Also available DIY home fact sheets

Upcoming Workshops

Download 2018 Sustainability and Natural Resources Workshop and Events Guide

The True Cost – Who pays the price for our clothing? 
Thursday 26 April, 7pm-9pm

Join eco stylist Alex Van Os to watch this ground breaking documentary that explores fashion’s impact on people and planet.

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Kimbriki Tour and Eco Garden talk 
Wednesday 9 May, 9am - 2pm

On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

Book online


 

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Fagan Park 
Saturday 19 May, 10am - 12.30pm

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Recycling Tour 
Monday 4 June, 9am - 12.30pm

Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

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Non Toxic Cleaning Workshop 
Saturday 23 June, 10am-1pm

Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

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Kimbriki Tour and Eco Garden talk 
Tuesday 7 August, 9am - 2pm

On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

Book online


 

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Wallarobba Garden 
Friday 17 August, 10am - 12pm

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Recycling Tour 
Wednesday 22 August, 9am - 12.30pm

Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

Book online


 

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Thornleigh  
Saturday 22 September, 10am - 12.30pm

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Kimbriki Tour and Eco Garden talk 
Thursday 25 October, 9am - 2pm

On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

Book online


 

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Fagan Park 
Saturday 10 November, 10am - 12.30pm

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Recycling Tour 
Thursday 15 November, 9am - 12.30pm

Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

Book online