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Events & Activities


All sustainability events are free.


'Waste Not' with Alexx Stuart

Alexx Stuart's little family of three used to have a big 50 litre bin and empty it every few days. Now they have an 11 litre bin that they empty about once a fortnight.This webinar will equip you with everything you need to know about turning trash into treasure, creative cooking tips and general waste reduction tips.

This webinar is being organised in partnership between Willoughby City and Lane Cove Councils, as part of our National Recycling Week activities.

Tuesday 9 November, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Bookings essential.


Power your home from Renewable Energy

Do you want to support renewable energy but you’re not sure how? Feeling locked out from solar because you live in an apartment or rent? Switching to a renewable energy electricity plan is one of the single most impactful actions you can take to live a more sustainable life, and Council wants to help you get there.

Join this webinar and find out all about renewable energy electricity plans, how to compare electricity offers and the options for switching to 100% renewable electricity.

The energy experts at Renew will walk you through energy comparison sites to compare energy offers and answer your questions along the way. By the end of this session, you’ll have all the information you need to switch to renewable energy at the best available price for your household.

Tuesday 16 November, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Bookings essential


Garage Sale Trail

Australia’s favourite festival of reuse, the Garage Sale Trail, returns to Lane Cove this November. Happening online and in your community, it’s a month of money making, waste reducing, treasure hunting fun!  

The  6-7 November sees the return of the Trail Tutorials series of online masterclasses. Hosted by some of the biggest names in fashion and sustainability, these free sessions will equip you with new skills to reuse and repair your stuff.  

Host a garage sale or shop the Trail the 13-14 and 20-21 November. This year will see two weekends of garage sales held simultaneously around the nation, with more sales, more bargains, and more planet-saving fun than ever before!

From unearthing the ultimate pre-loved gem at one of 10,000 garage sales to learning how to repair and repurpose your stuff, this November is all about caring for the planet and falling in love with your stuff again.

Garage Sale Trail is proudly partnered locally by Lane Cove Council.

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Rags to Rugs

Join this free workshop celebrating National Recycling Week and turn old clothes and sheets into rugs for your home or for Christmas gifts. In this relaxed and interactive workshop you will learn how to make your own rag rug from scratch using second-hand materials. No sewing needed, just braiding with simple stitching.

You will be shown a simple looping technique for making your own rug and will finish the workshop with enough knowledge, and the start of a project, to complete it at home. This is a great opportunity to upcycle those surplus fabrics and old clothes in your cupboard, divert fabric and clothing from landfill and reduce your waste footprint.

Saturday 27 November, 10:00am - 12noon

Registrations essential

This is a COVID-Safe event with pre-registration essential by Friday 26 November.


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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.