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Living Green Events

Check out the different Living Green events going on around the municipality.

World Environment Day 2023

Join us around the municipality for various events celebrating and acknowledging World Environment Day. This year's theme is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.

For more information on how you can help look after our planet and beat plastic pollution, visit the World Environment Day website.


3 June – Family Nature Orienteering, 9.30am and 1.30pm

Get a group of up to five friends or family members together and join us for a nature orienteering session on Saturday 3 June. There will be 2 sessions, one starting from 9.30am, and another starting from 1pm with six minutes between each time slot to allow space and time between groups.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your creativity, observations and memory in the outdoors, to celebrate World Environment Day this year. The starting point for these sessions will be from Granite Hills Park, Topaz Grove, South Morang.

These sessions are expected to fill up quickly, so bookings are required. 

Register for this event.



5 June – Nature Journaling, 10.30am–12.30pm

In a busy world it is important to take time out to stop and smell the roses; or at least admire the beauty in nature around us! Nature Journaling is a simple yet affective way to practice mindfulness. It involves taking a notebook and a pen or pencil with you outdoors and taking observations of the world around you. It can be done anywhere, whether that be from your own backyard or somewhere new! 

Some of the many positive effects of Nature Journaling include improved memory recall, creates natural curiosity, is a way to slow down and view the natural world around you and develops care and connection to green spaces around you.

Join us for a Nature Journaling session this World Environment Day from 10.30am-12.30pm at Whittlesea Community Garden and Library space.

There are only 15 spots available so make sure you register for this event!

 Register for this event.



5 & 6 June – Melted Plastic Jewellery workshop, 1pm3pm & 6pm–8pm

With the theme of World Environment Day being #BeatPlasticPollution we are running a fun Sustainable Jewellery Workshop hosted by our friends at The Indirect Object.

What happens to all the different types of plastic around us? How should they be handled and can we use them again for something new? Learn about sustainability as you creatively engineer something completely new! In these workshops, participants will be repurposing every-day plastics to make small, wearable art pieces.

Register for the event on Monday 5 June.

Register for the event on Tuesday 6 June.



8 June – Forest Therapy 9.30am–12.30pm

Research shows that a three-hour Forest Therapy walk has significant physical and mental health benefits, with positive effects on the immune system that can last for several days after your experience.

On a guided Forest Therapy walk it is about the journey, not the destination. Your phone is turned off, you’re given specific things to focus on and you don’t have to think about where to go or what to do. Someone else does all of that for you, and you just have to be present, follow some simple instructions and enjoy yourself.

So, who is ready for some Forest Therapy? Join us on Thursday 8 June from 9.30–12.30pm. 

Register for this event.