Education Programs and Events

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Upcoming events

Rockpool RambleJoin one of our sustainability workshops, walks or talks to learn more about Woollahra's unique environment and how you can help to protect and enhance our area. You can subscribe to Our Environment E-News here.

Business sustainability

Cafe counterOur new sustainability program, Our Environment Our Business supports and showcases local businesses and not-for-profits who are leading the way with sustainability action.

Regardless of the type of business you run, it's possible to reduce your impact on the environment and improve your bottom line.

Get in touch if you'd like to share your business sustainability story, learn simple steps to take action and access discounts, services and mentoring support. Find all the details at this link.

Community gardens

community_gardenCommunity gardens are a unique form of open space where people can learn, recreate, socialise and demonstrate sustainable principles within a garden setting.

Community gardening is a valuable community recreational activity that contributes to health and well-being, positive social interaction, community development, environmental education, sustainable principles, protection and use of public open space. There are currently two community gardens within the Woollahra LGA and a number of communal gardens.

On 12 December 2011, Council adopted the Community Gardens Policy - 2011 with the inclusion of Community Verge Gardens.

HarbourCare

HarbourCareHarbourCare is a volunteer-based program where individuals and groups can sign up to help reduce the amount of litter in Sydney Harbour. There are already lots of locals picking up litter on our beaches, either on their own or in a group. HarbourCare is about recognising local action and providing further support for residents to connect and help to protect our local environment.

Residents

Holdsworth_workshop_250Council runs a range of environmental and sustainability events and programs for Woollahra residents.

Schools and preschools

std_2013_250Council runs a range of environmental and sustainability events and programs for schools and childcare centres located within the Woollahra area.

Collaborative projects

Solar my clubThe Compost Revolution, Solar my School and Solar my Club programs are some of our most successful community programs delivered in partnership with Waverley and Randwick Councils.

This collaboration has also helped us install electric vehicle charging stations across the Eastern Suburbs and has more projects in development.

Environmental grants program

grantsAll local schools (from early childhood through to high schools) and community groups are encouraged to apply for Woollahra Council's Environmental Grants to support projects aimed at protecting or enhancing our environment.