Sustainability events calendar

Woodcarving workshop

We release a calendar of sustainability and environmental themed activities every four months, to inspire and educate the Ku-ring-gai community. Thanks to the Environmental Levy, almost all events are free. You can view all events on this page, or download the calendar by clicking the button below.

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Book your place online

Click on the link below for each event to learn more and book online. You will have the option of registering your details on our booking system, making it easier for frequent attendees of our events. If you have any issues with the booking system, please call 9424 0893. 

February

Weeds and native plants advice - fully booked

Learn everything you need to know to get rid of weed from your garden and improving your garden with native plants.

Date: Sun 25 Feb

Time: 9.00am - 10.30am and

11.00-12.30pm (Mandarin and Cantonese speaker present)

Cost: Free!

Venue: Gordon Scout Hall

Learn more and join the waitlist!

March

Reduce your home energy and water bills

Ku-ring-gai Council’s Sustainability Department team members will be at St Ives Library to help you reduce your electricity and water bills

Date: Fri 2 March

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: St Ives Library

Learn more and book online

Frogs in your backyard

Kathy Potter, from the Frog and Tadpole Society will introduce you to our fascinating local frogs and their habitat. 

Date: Mon 5 March
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Cost: Free!
Venue: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers
Learn more and book online

Family bushwalk

Bring the family for a bushwalk with our ranger!

Date: Fri 9 March

Time: 10am - 11.30am

Cost: Free!

Venue: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, St Ives

Learn more and book online

Aboriginal discovery walk - fully booked!

Join us for an amazing morning!

Date: Sat 10 March

Time: 9am - 12.30pm

Cost: $10.00

Venue: TBC

Learn more join the waitlist

Solar and battery storage talk

Join expert James Martin from Solar Choice for the latest on solar power and batteries for your home.

Date: Wed 14 March
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Cost: Free!
Venue: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers
Learn more and book online

Gardening with stormwater - construction workshop

Get your hands dirty in as we demonstrate water sensitive garden design techniques.

Date: Sat 17 March

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: TBC

Learn more and book online

Celebrate Earth Hour at the Gardens

Join us for an evening of music and wildlife as we celebrate Earth Hour.

Date: Sat 24 March

Time: 6pm - 8:30pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Learn more

Weed awareness and native plants stall

Come along for free expert advice!

Date: Sat 24 March

Time: 10am - 2pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: St Ives Village Green, St Ives Shopping Centre

Learn more

April

Welcome bus tour of Ku-ring-gai

New residents are invited to join a free guided bus tour and discover the local community and bushland of Ku-ring-gai.

Date: Fri 6 April

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: TBC

Learn more and book online

Greenstyle session: mould and damp busters workshop - fully booked

Do you have mould or damp issues in your house or unit?

Date: Sat 7 April

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: Local residents home TBC

For more information and to join the waitlist

Composting and growing potatoes - Second session added!

Learn how to grow your own flavorsome potatoes and how to make your own composting material.

Time:

Session 1 - 9.30am - 11.30am

Session 2 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: Gordon Library

Learn more and book online

True cost movie screening

Date: Thurs 26 April

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Cost: $10

Venue: Zenith Theatre (cnr McIntosh and Railway Streets, Chatswood)

Booking not yet available.

Ku-ring-gai water works

Go behind the scenes and discover the secrets to keeping our waterways clean and healthy.

Date: Sun 29 April

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: TBC

Learn more and book online

May

Festival on the Green

Date: Sun 6 May
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: St Ives Village Green
Learn more

Upcycling clothes workshop

Learn creative and ethical ways to mend, make, refashion, and re-purpose your current clothing and op-shop finds!

Date: Sat May 19

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: Turramurra Library

Learn more and book online

Living with our Wildlife

What can we do about possums in the roof, brush turkeys taking over our gardens and magpies swooping? How can we save our wildlife from the dangers we humans inflict?

Date: Mon 21 May

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers

Learn more and book online.

Greenstyle session: reduce your home energy and water bills

Join our Council experts as they help you decipher your bills to reduce your heating and cooling expenses coming into winter.

Date: Wed 23 May
Time: 10am - 12pm
Cost: Free!
Venue: Lindfield Library
Learn more and book online

Your dream home

Don’t miss your chance to meet a range of sustainable building advisors, solar, energy and garden experts, and chat with like-minded community members.

Date: Sat 26 May

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: TBC

Learn more and book online

June

Micro-macramé jewellery workshop

Learn this unique art form and create intricate jewellery with Azadeh Zolfigol from Iran.

Date: Sat 9 June

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Cost: $10 (supports teacher and art supplies)

Venue: Roseville Arts Centre

Learn more and book online.

Japanese street gardens

A foray into the colourful, contemporary world of Japanese street gardens and their passionate creators. 

Date: Tues 19 June

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Cost: $5

Venue: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers

Learn more and book online

Greenstyle sessions: draught-proofing your home

Our experts will show you how to locate and fill the air leaks in your home, ensuring warmth and comfort for winter, and lower energy bills.

Date: Wed 20 June

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: Free!

Venue: Gordon Library

Learn more and book online

Introduction to bushcare and WHS workshop

An informative welcome to recent volunteers and those keen to know more!

Date: Sun 24 June

Time: 9.30am - 11.00am

Cost: Free!

Venue: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers

Learn more and book online

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