The 2017 Sustainability Events program for January to June is outlined in the Get Involved brochure. View the remaining events below.
Sustainability Events Brochure: Get Involved: January - June 2017
Captured Photography Competition: Love Where You Play
This Year's Theme: 'Love Where You Play'
Entries open: 10 April 2017
Entries close: 21 May 2017
Awards night: 14 June 2017
Unwrapped: Going Plastic Free
If you're concerned about how much plastic you use in your everyday life and are trying to cut down, this workshop is for you! Plastic free lifestyle blogger Sarah Tait shares her tips on transitioning to a plastic free life.
Once you start cutting out plastic you will notice that it is a great conversation starter in the supermarket or local cafe and there is the added benefit that you are not only contributing to a cleaner environment but inspiring others to follow your lead.
Thursday 4 May
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lane Cove Library
Bike Maintenance Workshop
This free workshop provides practical maintenance advice and teaches you how to maintain and care for the various components of your bike including:
* Brakes: brake pad position, brake balance, brake cable tension and brake lever position
* Tyres and wheels: valves, punctures, how to change a tube, tyre inflation and wheel maintenance
* Introduction to chains: cleaning, maintenance and lube tubes
* Derailleurs: position, limits and gear cable tension
Thursday 4 May
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location to be advised upon confirmation of booking
To register phone Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3583
Compost and Worm Farm Workshop: International Compost Awareness Week
Join eco-expert Pete Rutherford during international compost awareness week in learning the basics of setting up and maintaining a compost bin and worm farm.
Residents of Lane Cove can sign up for a free worm farm or compost bin. Bookings essential.
Saturday 6 May
10:00am – 1:00pm
Priority will be given to those who haven't previously attended a Compost Workshop.
Microplastics in the Ocean: Talk by Dr. Mark Browne
Come along for an inspiring talk by Dr Mark Browne who is an ecologist at the University of New South Wales and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. You will leave with plenty of interesting facts you can share as well as ideas for possible solutions and actions that you can make as an individual. This talk is being hosted by the Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group.
Thursday 25 May
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Lane Cove Library
Register online or phone 0421 442 840
Organic Gardening: Pest and Disease Control
Toni the Veggie Lady will teach you how you can find solutions for black spot on roses, whitefly on tomatoes, weeds in the driveway, soggy spots in the lawn and more! All solutions are organic, including homemade pesticides and companion planting. Bring along some of your diseased leaves or pest problems to solve during the class.
Saturday 17 June
10:00am – 12:00pm
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In Your Own Time...
Lane Cove Library has its very own Sustainable Community Collection to help inspire you to live more sustainably. The collection includes books, DVDs and magazines and with more items being added to the collection all the time you’ll be sure to find something of interest to you.