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November has snuck up on us again and the end of the year is fast approaching, but our program of events and inspiration is far from slowing down! We're also celebrating National Recycling Week from 11-17 November with helpful tips and tricks to help you get your recycling sorted. Follow us on Facebook for waste-wise info. 

Victoria's plastic bag ban

In place since 1 November

Remember your reusable bags: the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags has come into effect. 

Building better bag habits has never been more important, and comedian Sam Simmons is on a mission to help us all remember our reusable bags.

Watch this helpful video and never forget your reusable bag again!

Sustainability starts in school

Are your children students in Stonnington?

We offer a range of programs and special events designed to support sustainability in our schools and early learning centres. 

Subscribe to our Schools and Early Learning Environment eNews to hear about the environmental initiatives and opportunities available in our schools. 

Check out our latest edition!
Bike workshops 

Saturday 9 November
Stonnington Depot, Malvern.


Love the idea of cycling but not so confident on two wheels? Need a refresher on how to fix a puncture on the go? Roll on over to our bike workshops and get cycle-savvy!

Beginner Cycling Skills
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Cost: $10 (Includes GST)
Register online

Hands-on Bike Maintenance 
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Cost: $10 (includes GST)
Register online
 

Solar information session

Wednesday 20 November, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Toorak Primary School


With summer just around the corner and a number of rebates on offer, the time for solar is now!
 
We know it can be confusing to find the right system and installer. That’s why City of Stonnington has partnered with energy experts, the Australian Energy Foundation, a leading not-for-profit energy foundation, to offer you sound advice and recommendations.
 
Come along to this information session to have your solar and battery questions answered.

Let's save water!

Water is a precious resource. Take the Target 155 challenge, and make every drop count! 

In Melbourne, we're great water-savers, but with a growing population and summer just around the corner, it's more important than ever to be water-conscious. Try these five easy steps:

Want more inspiration?

If you're hungry for more great sustainability content, check out our top picks for taking action on climate change and beyond.
  • Podcast: Mothers of Invention - women around the world spearheading compassionate solutions to climate change. 
  • Newsletter: Beating Around the Bush by The Conversation - part gardening column, part dispatches from country, entirely Australian. 
  • Documentary: 2040 film - exploring positive and existing solutions to climate change.
  • App: 1 Million Women - provides you with the tools to cut carbon pollution in the key areas of your everyday life. 

November in your patch

It's warmer and brighter and a great time to plant some of our favourites!

Herbs are happening all over town; it's thyme to plant your dill, parsley, oregano, rosemary and sage. 

Of the veggie variety, get ready for colourful capsicum, chilli, cucumber, pumpkin, silverbeet and sweetcorn. 

Feeling a little overrun? Ditch the treadmill and get your workout pulling out weeds to keep your plants looking good enough to eat this summer!
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