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.
Due to COVID-19, Council is running a variety of online sessions to replace our usual face-to-face events. You can still connect with others through these enjoyable, free sessions and learn interesting, practical tips to support sustainable living.
We look forward to seeing you at one of these online events soon.
Cloth Nappies 101
Elana will take you through everything you need to know to get started with cloth nappies - and show how they are good for your baby, your budget and the environment. Learn how to wash them, where to buy them and what to look for.
The session will cover washing tips, dispel myths, show the different styles of modern cloth nappies and most importantly give you an opportunity to ask questions to get you confident with using cloth nappies. Best of all - this is independent, free advice from someone who isn't selling them!
Online: Tuesday March 2nd at 7.30pm
Attracting Native Bees and Butterflies
Join us in this webinar presented by Richard Rowe from Sustainable Gardening Australia and learn all about the secret life of native bees and butterflies.
Native Bees and butterflies are great pollinators and beautiful additions to any garden. This webinar will introduce you to the wonderful world of native bees and butterflies, their role in nature as pollinators and as an important player in the food web. This is all in addition to the splash of colour, movement and beauty they bring to a garden
You will learn about the many ways to encourage butterflies and bees into your garden, from simply planting a range of different pollinator-friendly plants to building an insect.
Online: Tuesday March 9th at 7.30pm
How to save energy in your rental
Are you renting? Wondering what you can do to make your home energy efficient, cut down your carbon emissions and pay less for energy?
Come along to this free webinar to find out cost effective ways to make your rental home more energy efficient without sacrificing on comfort.
- Where your home uses energy and what areas you should prioritise
- Simple DIY ways you can make your rental home more thermally comfortable without needing landlord approval
- Technologies, products and simple solutions available to help you save energy
- How solar works and the steps needed to install solar on a rental property
- How to switch to renewable energy through GreenPower
Please note this webinar focuses on changes you can make within your individual unit or home, not in common areas.
The webinar is brought to you by Frankston City Council and the Australian Energy Foundation.
Online: Tuesday 20th April
To stay up to date on upcoming Greening Our Future events, subscribe to Council’s EnviroNews e-Newsletter here.
Frankston Indigenous Nursery Open Day
Come and join us at Frankston’s Indigenous Nursery Open Day for a morning of festivity. There will be fun for all the family with special guest ecologist Luis Mata talking about the importance of insects in our urban environment and how we can attract them to our gardens.
There will be all day interactive and informative displays from AWARE our wildlife rescue warriors, local wildlife gurus Living with Wildlife, Frankston's Natural Reserve Friends groups and Gardens for Wildlife volunteers.
As well as the Lions Club cooking up a free BBQ, plant sales and giveaways, nursery tour and propagation workshop, pollinator count and plenty of activities for the kids.
10am Luis Mata presentation
11am Nursery Tour
11.30am Pollinator Count with Ranger Geoff
12pm Propagation workshop
Places may be limited in some of the tours and workshop to maintain safe COVID distancing.
To help us run a safe day at the nursery, we ask you to register your details on Eventbrite if you are intending to join us.
Where possible we encourage you to walk, ride or catch public transport to the Frankston nursery
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322
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