September at The Grove Library and Community Learning Centre features a host of engaging workshops and activities to inspire you to live, work and play sustainably. Music, food, fashion, animals, practical advice on reducing energy use and those household bills, solar energy, and gardening are all represented, with something for all ages.
All events are held at The Grove Precinct, 1 Leake Street Peppermint Grove.
RSVP to 9286 8686 or contact the library online.
Sustainable September schedule:
Shani and Tim from Ecoburbia: ‘Growing Resilient Communities’
West Coast Community Centre Inc open their doors for four sustainable living sessions with Shani and Tim from Ecoburbia. Morning tea/afternoon tea will be provided at each session.
Session 1: 1.30pm-4pm, Thursday 1st September
Growing Community – ‘A return to the good old days’
Session 2: 9am-11.30am, Friday 2nd September
Living Simply – ‘Live simply so others can simply live’
Session 3: 9am-11.30am, Monday 5th September
Having a Healthy Home
Session 4: 1.30pm–4pm, Thursday 8th September
Backyard Gardening – ‘Beyond the Basil’
Eco Nappies and Women’s Products
1pm-3pm, Saturday 3rd September
WMRC Earthcarers talk on cloth and washable nappies and eco women’s products.
Bring a sewing machine if you have one!
Saving Energy in the Home
1pm-2pm, Saturday 3rd September
Tracey Rodwell guides the way on reducing energy use in the home. Bring your last power bill!
Sustainable Clothing and Clothes-Swap
6.30pm-7.30pm, Thursday 13th October (moved from 8th September)
Learn how to be eco-fabulous with Lesley Thomas. Bring up to 5 items of clean, smart clothes, shoes or handbags to swap coordinated by Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
1pm-2pm, Saturday 10th September
Helen Hocking gives tips and tricks on keeping healthy and happy chooks. Chooks will be on
Junkadelic Kids Workshop
2pm-3pm, Saturday 10th September
A special workshop for kids making musical instruments out of recycled materials followed by a jam session.
Biodiversity in Your Backyard
10am-12pm, Sunday 11th September
Local bat expert Joe Tonga facilitates this fun family event on how to attract native animals to your garden and building a microbat box.
Forum – Groundwater Replenishment Trial
2—4pm, Monday 12th September
What do you think about recycled water for drinking? Come and hear about the Water Corporation’s investigations into the possibility of using recycled water as a drinking water source. Professionals and general community welcome.
Wholefood Cooking with Jude Blereau
1pm-3pm, Saturday 17th September
Wholefoods Chef Jude Blereau is back by popular demand to demonstrate cooking with organic and seasonal ingredients. Tastings included and books for sale!
Solar Panels and Hot Water Systems
6.30pm-7.30pm, Thursday 22nd September
Gary Warden, from Eco-Kinetics and an Al Gore Climate Change Speaker, speaks on solar
panels and hot water systems including current rebates.
Mindful Eating & Raw Foods
1pm-2pm, Saturday 24th September
Hannah Sforcina from A Foodly Affair talks on mindful eating and demonstrates green smoothies and raw chocolate. Tastings included!
**Major Movie Event**
7pm-9pm, Wednesday 28th September
In Transition is a film about the Transition movement around the world where communities are responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour.
Entry by gold coin donation going to local bushcare groups. BYO nibbles.
Story Time and Play
10:30am every Tuesday
We read an exciting tale together and have fun with activities on whales, trees, oceans and animals.
Download print-friendly pdf posters for Sustainable September 2011 and the Sustainable Living Workshops with Ecoburbia.