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Events and workshops

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Environmental events and workshops

Council holds a range of free events throughout the year that promote and support the development of sustainable living.

Green Living Centre – Urban Sustainability Workshops

Council and the Green Living Centre regularly host free workshops on a variety of sustainable living topics. The workshops are also an opportunity to meet like-minded members of your local community and exchange ideas.

See the Green Living Centre's workshops page for Council's upcoming sustainability workshops.

WATERevolution workshops

Safe Greywater Reuse Workshop

Learn everything you need to know about recycling your greywater at home. From different treatment systems to Council requirements, find out how to install and use greywater safely on your property.

Our next workshop will be on:

  • Date and time: To be advised. For notification of next workshop please email water@marrickville.nsw.gov.au
  • Location: Location advised on booking (Newtown South)

Rainwater tank technical workshops

Council's rainwater tank technical workshops will provide you with all the information you need to install a tank – what size and shape, what plumbing is required, tank maintenance and rebates.

Water Sensitive Urban Design Workshops – clean up our waterways and save water too

Council runs the Water Sensitive Urban Design workshop series twice a year. This 3-part workshop series introduces you to the principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) with a practical hands-on workshop that designs and builds a water sensitive feature on a participant's property.

Visit the 'managing stormwater at home' page for upcoming workshop dates and details.

Groundwork Workshops

Keeping Native Bees

Come along and learn about the fascinating subject of keeping native Australian bees. Everything you need to know about bees, bee hives and honey production in an urban area.

Keeping Backyard Chickens

Everything you need to know about chickens: food, housing, egg production, maintenance, health, Council requirements and more.

To find out the upcoming dates for these workshops, please visit our Council events page.

Regular Environmental Events

  • Volunteer Working Bees
    Biodiversity volunteers meet regularly for working bees with the aim of protecting and enhancing local native vegetation communities. There is always time for a cup of tea and a chat too.
  • Sustainable Business Breakfasts
    Target sustainability @ Marrickville hosts regular breakfast meetings for business owners or managers interested in sustainable business initiatives in Marrickville.

Annual environmental events

  • Clean Up Australia Day
    Clean Up Australia Day is the nation's largest community-based environmental event.
  • National Tree Day
    National Tree Day provides a wonderful opportunity for all Australians to take a positive and active role in helping protect and improve our environment. By planting native trees and shrubs we can help to combat climate change, provide food and shelter for our wildlife and beautify our surroundings.
  • Speed Date a Sustainability Expert
    Get free, one-on-one advice from Australia’s leading green architects, designers and experts at the 'Speed Date a Sustainability Expert' event. You will have the chance to workshop your planned renovation or build with a qualified expert in a relaxed, obligation-free environment.