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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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COVID-19 Environmental Events Update: We have planned a series of webinars to share with you whilst social distancing restrictions are in place. Please email sustainability@woollahra.nsw.gov.au with your suggested webinar topics.

What bird is that?

Bird identification tips for beginners

Spotted PardaloteThursday 23 July, 6.30 - 7.45pm - webinar

Join birding guide Renee Ferster Levy as we discover how to identify the birds found in our local bushland, parks and backyards. You will learn:

  • how to identify birds from their shape, colour, call, location and behaviour
  • where to look for birds around Woollahra and Sydney
  • what apps, books and other resources are available for support
  • how to add your sightings to citizen science projects.

As this is an online event, all participants will need access to good internet.

Register here

Speed date a sustainability expert - for apartments

Apartment Block with Solar PanelsSaturday 8 August, 1.00 - 3.30pm - webinar

Join us for a fun and informative session where you will receive free, one-on-one advice from leading strata sustainability experts who can provide advice about making your unit and your building’s common areas more sustainable.

This event is designed for local apartment owners and renters as well as building managers who are seeking sustainable solutions for building common areas.

Choose the topics and speakers that interest you including: energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging, installing solar, water efficiency, common property projects, waste management and strata law for sustainability initiatives.

Places are strictly limited and only available to residents of Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick councils. Please register early. As this is an online event, all participants will need access to good internet and a computer with a camera and audio.

Presented by Renew in partnership with the City of RandwickWaverley Council and Woollahra Council.

Register here

Science Behind the Scenes: helping to keep our harbour clean

Girl on Rose Bay BeachSaturday 22 August, 2.00 - 3.15pm - webinar

Have you ever noticed litter on our beaches or seen a beach closed because of pollution? Have you wondered what the pollution is and how it got there?

Join us on Zoom and follow Marine Biologist Will Jones as he explores the hidden creeks, drains and waterways from Bondi to Rose Bay.

We’ll learn how scientists measure water pollution and whether pollution is linked to birds, dogs or humans.

Help Will discover:

  • what the pollution is and where it comes from
  • some of the things being done to keep our water clean
  • what more we can do to keep our harbour beautiful and protect the creatures that live there.

Who should join? This Science Week webinar is suited for families with kids from around 8-12, but everyone is welcome to join.

Register here

Solar in Apartments

Solar panels on roofSession complete - view the webinar video

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.

Suitable for strata owners, strata managers and building managers in small-large strata buildings.

Past event - view webinar video

Slides from this event are available in the resources section of our Strata Energy Saving page.

Electric Vehicles - ask the expert

Electric Car Nissan LeafSession complete - view the webinar video

Are you interested in learning about electric vehicles? Join us for this free webinar to answer the most common questions asked about electric vehicles.

  • How do electric cars work?
  • Will an electric vehicle suit my driving needs?
  • How and where do I charge an electric car?
  • How far can an electric car drive?
  • Why buy an electric vehicle now

Past event - view the webinar video