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Events & Activities

 

The 2017 Sustainability Events program for January to June is outlined in the Get Involved brochure. View the remaining events below. 

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Sustainability Events Brochure: Get Involved: January - June 2017

FEBRUARY

Repair Cafe - Woodworks and Electricals

Understand how to repair joints, replace worn out or missing parts, and how to choose the right sealer to give your furniture a professional finish.
You’ll be taught how to use different tools – both hand an power – and how to select the right tool for the job.

No prior skills are required! You can bring a small piece of woodwork, like a broken chair or small electrical appliance.

Saturday 18 February
10:00am – 1:00pm
Bookings essential. Register online or phone 9911 3507

 

Pop Up Family Crop Swap

 Council has partnered with Crop Swap Sydney for a pop up event so you can trade home grown goods for free! Bring the whole family along, there will be scarecrow making activities, seedling starters in egg shell demonstrations and more!

Not a home grower but a baking star? Growers are more than happy to trade for a freshly baked homemade cake or cookies, so bring something along as your currency to trade for fresh produce.

No need to register - just show up on the day.

Saturday 25 February
9:30am - 11:00am
The Living and Learning Centre
180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

 

Learn To Buy and Sell Online 

Never sold online? Come along to this free workshop and learn the online tools to sell, buy and giveaway unwanted household items.

Learn the ins and outs of eBay, Gumtree and other popular sites and of how to make your item stand out from the crowd. Very often it is that random item you are thinking no one would want that you are trying to get rid of that happily finds a new home the fastest!

Workshop 1:

Thursday 23 February

6:00pm – 8:00pm

This workshop is now fully booked. Please book into the second workshop below.

 

Workshop 2:

Wednesday 8 March

10:00am – 12:00pm

Lane Cove Library

Register online or call 9911 3507

 

 

MARCH

Watts Up With Solar PV?

The Australian Solar Council is hosting a workshop on:

• What the closure of the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme means to residents

• Available battery technologies and storage solutions

• The economics of household solar energy schemes

Thursday 2 March

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Lane Cove Library

Register online or call 9911 3507

 

Sustainable Retrofitting and Renovations Workshop

Join Graham Hunt in this sustainable building design workshop and learn how you can build, renovate or retrofit your home to ensure the design maximises sunlight, saves on energy and incorporates other sustainability design features making it cost effective and cheaper to run.

Graham Hunt built his first passive solar home in 1983 and is highly respected throughout the industry for his expertise in optimising thermal comfort. He uses his extensive experience in sustainable design to create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient buildings holistically conceived.

Tuesday 14 March

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Lane Cove Library

Register online or call 9911 3507

APRIL

Going Natural With Alexx Stuart

Explore why it is important to take a second look at your skincare and cleaning products.

Did you know that various makeup, skincare and cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that could be causing damage to your skin and the environment? Learn simple DIY solutions and readily available options that await you once you commit to making the changes.

Thursday 2 March

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Lane Cove Library

Register online or call 9911 3507

 

Captured Photography Competition: Sports and Recreation

The Lane Cove community enjoy spending their time taking part in sport and recreational activities. Join us in capturing a photograph representing one of the many leisure and sport activities that you can experience in Lane Cove.

Whether it is football, sailing, bushwalking or going for coffee, the Lane Cove community know how to get out and about and embrace the village life.

A prize pool of $2,500 is up for grabs. Entries will be judged in three age categories; 12 years and under, 13-17 years and 18 years and over.

Entries can be submitted between 10 April and 21 May. Exhibition and Awards Night: 14 June

More details on how and where to submit photographs to come.  

MAY

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

Register online or call 9911 3507

 

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

Register online or call 9911 3507

Priority will be given to those who haven't previously attended a Compost Workshop.

JUNE

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

Register online or call 9911 3507

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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.