Join our events, workshops and walks to learn more about Woollahra's unique environment and what you can do to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
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Rose Bay Rotary invites you to attend a free information night to hear from industry experts about installing EV charging in your apartment buildings. Learn how to build support for your project, set by-laws and ensure safety.
Tuesday 13 June 2023, 6:00pm-7:30pm ()
Woollahra Golf Club, 50 O'Sullivan Road, Rose Bay
Interested in installing solar but don't know where to start? Join this free rooftop solar community information session to get your questions answered and learn how to install quality rooftop solar for a fair price.
Tuesday 20 June 2023, 7:00pm-8:30pm ()
Paddington RSL Club, 220-232 Oxford Street, Paddington
Discover the art of outdoor photography with Sydney photographer Scott McGale from Photo Workshop Australia. With expert guidance, you'll learn everything from composition to lighting and have plenty of opportunities to practice your skills.
Thursday 6 July 2023, 12:00am-12:00pm ()
Cooper Park, Suttie Rd, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023
Go Electric! Event Series
EV charging and Solar for Apartments
As part of the Go Electric! series, we're offering some free expert advice for strata buildings looking to install electric vehicle charging or rooftop solar. What we're offering five free 30 minute online consultations with independent experts:
- Advice about electric vehicle charging opportunities for your block. Register your interest here.
- Advice about rooftop solar opportunities for your block. Register your interest here.
Consultations will require at least two representatives from the strata committee and/or building management. Applicants will be required to submit a recent electricity bill and photographs of the electricity meter and parking spaces. Council will select successful buildings to ensure a representative sample of building sizes and level of interest from committees. Applications will remain open until 30 June 2023 or until all places are filled.
Grow it Local online workshop series
Check Grow it Local autumn events including:
- The Best Veggies and Herbs to Regrow from Kitchen Scraps with Paul West - Saturday 8 July, 3pm
- Compost Myth Busting, with Kate Flood aka Compostable Kate - Saturday 12 August, 3pm
- How to Grow your Veggies from Seed with Folk of all Trades - Saturday 9 September, 3pm
- Patch Design - available on demand
Past Events - Recordings & Resources
- Sustainable Pools: how to reduce the energy use, water use and running costs of your pool. Presented by the Swimming Pool & Spa Association. How variable speed pumps can make a significant difference (February 2022).
- Green electricity: Your questions answered: how to purchase renewable energy for your home or business and how you can be sure its “green”.
- Installing Solar and Batteries in the Eastern Suburbs: webinar recording how to install rooftop solar and batteries on your home or business. (October 2021)
- How to install Solar in Apartments: Interested in getting solar power for your apartment building, but not sure where to start? You can view a recording of this introductory workshop hosted by Waverley Council to hear from experts and real life case studies to learn key considerations to install solar power on strata blocks. Slides from this event are also available in the resources section of our Strata Energy Saving page.
- Sustainability Projects for your Block. Projects suitable for common areas such as solar, lighting, ventilation, water saving and pool pumps. How to assess and prioritise projects in your block and who to get involved. Plus top 3 tips for energy saving in your apartment. Webinar recording available soon.
- Electric vehicles and charging stations. Webinar recording with answers to the most common questions asked about electric vehicles and how to charge them. (October 2021)
- Cooling your home with trees. Advice on what to plant where to help keep your home cool in summer and let light and warmth in through winter. Also how your roof colour, blinds and shades can make a difference. (October 2021)
- Backyard Habitat - How to create habitat in your backyard, what plants to choose. See resources.
- Double Bay Tree Trail - walk the trail anytime. An online map is available for everyone to follow.
- Bondi to Many Walk - with Tara Wells.
- Helping to Keep our Harbour Clean - how stormwater drains function, why they're important and what we can do to help keep our harbour waters clean
- Our Amazing Harbour Marine Life - John Turnbull takes us on a photographic tour of Sydney Harbour's amazing animals.