Environmental Events

Greening our Future Events

Council runs a six monthly series of FREE environmental sustainability events, designed to help residents live more sustainably. A variety of topics are offered to help people reduce their environmental impact and actively enhance the biodiversity and amenity of our local environment.

Guided Ranger School Holiday Activities

Location
Various locations around Frankston City

Date/Time
Various times during the Autumn School Holidays

Registration
Small booking fee applies.

Come and explore some of Frankston's most popular natural attractions these school holidays. Join our local Park Ranger and be amazed by the history, native flora, fauna, geology and coastal scenery right here on our doorstep.

What to bring
Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, water bottle, camera and your sense of adventure. Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Cloth nappies 101

Location
Frankston Library
60 Playne Street, Frankston

Date/Time
Saturday 12 October
10.30am-12pm

Registration
FREE, bookings essential

Join an expert to learn about modern cloth nappies and why they are good for your baby, your budget and the environment.

Garage Sale Trail

Location
Across all suburbs

Date/Time
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October
Various times

Registration
Register your Garage Sale or find your local Garage Sale at

Now in its ninth year nationally Garage Sale Trail continues to grow with over 400,000 Australians involved at 16,000 garage sales and more than 2 million items listed for sale on one big weekend

Garage Sale Trail inspires Australians to understand the importance of reuse and the need to take individual responsibility for the impact the stuff we buy has on the world around us. 

Choosing to reuse by putting secondhand first reduces the amount of stuff we send to landfill, the number of new products made and the overall impact of stuff on the planet.

Host a garage sale or discover one near you and join Australia’s biggest ‘re-use’ event.

Community Shredding Day

Location
Frankston Civic Centre (car park)

30 Davey Street
Frankston (enter via Young Street)

Time/Date
Saturday 26 October
10am-1pm

Bookings
No bookings necessary. For details phone: 9784 1046.

Bring your unwanted confidential documents for secure shredding by a special mobile truck. Gold coin donation per archive box (max 4 boxes).

Living with Snakes

Location
Bruce Park Hall
1/19N Bondi Avenue
Frankston

Date/Time
Saturday 16 November
2.30-4pm

An experienced snake expert will discuss snake awareness, safety, identification and what to do if you come across one. (No live snakes present).

Registration
FREE, bookings essential

Summer Smart Homes

Location
Frankston Arts Centre (The Lounge)
27–37 Davey Street
Frankston

Date/Time
Tuesday 19 November
7-9pm

Expert advice on making your home more comfortable while saving money on energy and water bills.

Registration
FREE, bookings essential

Detox Your Home

Location
Skye
Address provided at time of booking

Date/Time
Saturday 1 February 2020
8am-3pm

Registration
FREE, bookings essential

Free, safe disposal of common household chemicals such as solvents, poisons and cleaning products.

Gardens for Wildlife: Garden visits

Have volunteer native garden experts visit your home and help you to establish a wildlife-friendly backyard. We have regular slots throughout the year for you to book into, however places are limited and tend to book out quickly. For booking details, please see our booking page.

'Food for Thought' with Matthew Evans - Event Recap

World Environment Day 2019 was marked in Frankston with the 'Food For Thought Mini Fair' in early June. Matthew Evans, the Gourmet Farmer of SBS fame and Fat Pig Farm in Tasmania, inspired the sold out crowd with personal stories and great tips on using up all the food you spend your hard earned cash to buy. Plus a few reasons why it matters to the environment, as well as our hip pockets.

With his focus on reducing food waste, Matthew gave an entertaining cooking demonstration, showing how you can use up all of your vegetables like silverbeet, beetroots, radishes – leaves, stalks and all – not just the bits you thought you needed. Download his recipes for 'Bin Greens Soup and Silverbeet Stalk Gratin' in the Related Documents on this page.

Matthew's talk was followed by a Mini Fair, with stalls showing a myriad of ways we can reduce waste in our everyday lives, just by thinking a bit about what we do and how we do it.

Fresh new ideas and old school solutions were order of the day. Displays by local eco businesses, farmers’ market stalls and volunteers showcased items such as re-usable produce bags for fruit and veggies and biodegradable alternatives to plastic everyday items. There was also plenty of information on composting, recycling and waste services, community gardens and other volunteer groups.

Practical demonstrations were also popular, such as how to make beeswax wraps (alternatives to plastic cling wrap) and how to use a bokashi bin to compost food scraps when you have a small garden or live in an apartment.

If you missed it, we’ll include some of these topics in EnviroNews stories and other Greening Our Future events.

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Contact Us

Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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