Sustainable Homes

Workshops and Events in 2016/17

We run workshops in both Darebin and Banyule to build your skills and inspire you to live more sustainably at home

Banyule Bikes Skills Sessions

These practical workshops will improve your riding skills and confidence while teaching you strategies for riding safely.

Novice Level Bike Skills Workshop
The novice session covers bike control, stopping, turning and defensive riding techniques.
Bookings: via Eventbrite.

Intermediate Level Bike Skills Workshop
The intermediate session looks at navigating intersections, road positioning, commuting safely by bike and communicating with others while riding.
Bookings: via Eventbrite.

Bike Maintenance Basics Skills Workshop
The bike maintenance session will teach you some simple things to help you take care of your bike, such as puncture repair, tyre pressure, oiling your chain and more. No prior knowledge needed.
Bookings: via Eventbrite.

The sessions will be run by professional bike instructors from Bikes At Work. Places are limited and bookings are essential.

You can sign up for one or all of the workshops but please register for each 1.5 hour session separately. You will need to bring a bike and helmet in good condition, closed toe footwear, weather appropriate clothing and a water bottle.

When: Sunday 7 May
12:00 - 1:30pm Novice Level Workshop
1:45 - 3:15pm Intermediate Level Workshop
3:30 - 5:00pm Bike Maintenance Basics Workshop

Where: car park rear of Banyule Council Offices, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe.
Cost: Free.

Stay Warm in Winter Workshop

Want to know what you can do to stay warm in winter without it costing the earth? This workshop explores simple and effective ways to keep your household warm in winter. Learn about different types of heating, insulation, draft sealing and simple products that save money and keep you comfortable during the colder months.

We will cover a range of measures to save you energy, from inexpensive measures that you can apply yourself, through to more involved steps requiring expert products and installation. Regardless of the size of your budget and whether you rent or own your home, there will be something useful for you!

Implementing some of the simple measures in this workshop will make a huge different to the comfort, environmental sustainability, and ongoing energy costs of your home.

When: Wednesday 25 May, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Banyule Council Offices, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough
Cost: Free.
Bookings: via Eventbrite.

Cooking to Save Money and Avoid Food Waste with PlanBuyCook

Learn how to whip up tasty and healthy meals without the waste. PlanBuyCook’s Jen and Gaby will give you great recipes and meal planning know-how to save time, money and stress in the kitchen, as well as eliminate food waste.

PlanBuyCook is meal planning made simple. The meal planning app and blog provide all the tools to get from 5 o’clock panic to dinner done. Jen is a chef by trade and shares her tips and hints to reduce the burden of the evening meal.

Includes cooking demonstrations, giveaways and great prizes to help you reduce food waste at home.

When: 10 -11:30am Tuesday 13 June
Where: City Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston
Cost: Free
Bookings: via Eventbrite

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