The Green Living Centre shopfront will be closed from Tuesday 16 April while it undergoes a serious makeover. When we return in May we'll have ramp access to make everyone's lives easier. We'll also have new recycling boxes and displays, including an interactive demonstration of the very latest in LED lighting. The best part? The whole new look is achieved with sustainable materials including bamboo, low VOC paint, LEDs and reused furniture.
The workshop program will continue as scheduled, and you'll still be able to contact us by phone, email and Facebook with any enquiries. We'll also continue to work with our amazing volunteers on a number of projects.
Green Living Centre
From April 2012 The Watershed changed its name to the Green Living Centre. The Green Living Centre looks forward to continuing the great work of the Watershed.
The Green Living Centre is a sustainability resource centre in the heart of Newtown. The Green Living Centre is dedicated to growing a culture of environmental sustainability within the urban community.
The Green Living Centre is free and open to the public and offers a variety of services such as a library, free workshops, practical ideas for everyday sustainable living, educational and business programs.
The Green Living Centre is a joint initiative of City of Sydney and Marrickville Council, and part of an ongoing commitment to supporting sustainable environments.
We hope that a visit to the Green Living Centre will inspire you to take action for a sustainable future.
Location and contact details
- Green Living Centre shopfront: 218 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm, Thursday, 10am - 7pm
- Phone: (02) 9519 6366
- Facebook: facebook.com/greenlivingcentre
Workshop Series – firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering and Community Education programs - email@example.com
Business projects – firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Hand Shopping Guide
In 2011 The Watershed released the I ♥ 2nd Hand Shopping Guide. The guide promotes the variety of second hand goods and services available in Newtown.
The free guide lists 50 King Street-based retail outlets that are dedicated to conserving resources and supplying second-hand goods. Along with retailers offering vintage and second hand clothing, the guide includes businesses which offer clothing alterations and repairs, second-hand books and CDs, antiques and furniture as well as computer and white good repairs.
The I ♥ 2nd Hand Shopping Guide is available from the Green Living Centre at 218 King Street Newtown, as well as participating businesses. A digital copy can also be downloaded here:
- The I ♥ 2nd Hand Shopping Guide (10MB, PDF)
Find out more
Click one of the links below for more information on the Green Living Centre:
Visit the Green Living Centre
Information on the services and products available through our shopfront in Newtown.
The Green Living Centre's Community Education Program aims to provide support for individuals and groups to take positive action for sustainability.
The Green Living Centre is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers who run environmental education activities with the community and work with local businesses to improve their environmental performance.
Our business program offers environmental advice and support services to businesses on King Street, Enmore Road and Erskineville Road.
Need to rent a cargo bike? The Green Living Centre contains a fleet of cargo bikes and trailers to allow bike riders to carry things that might otherwise require a car.
Information on Marrickville Council's BagShare program. People can donate their unwanted reusable bags, which are then made available for loan at participating businesses. Bags may be dropped off or picked up at the Green Living Centre.
Links to a wide variety of sustainability-related resources for businesses and citizens.
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If you're a Facebook user, you can visit the Green Living Centre's Facebook page for the latest news and photos. Click "Like" to receive updates in your news feed; you can opt out at any time.
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