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Sustainability program for community groups (SOW)

The Sustainability Outreach Whittlesea (SOW) program is an environmental education program designed for local not-for-profit community groups.

With the SOW coordinator, enrolled groups co-design a sustainability program of 1 to 4 educational session, choosing topics that are of interest to the group. The tailored program is then delivered to the group during its regular programmed meeting times.


Activities and workshops

Previous groups have chosen interactive workshops and activities about:

  • composting and worm farming
  • indigenous garden design
  • planting wildflowers
  • recycling right
  • saving energy
  • environmentally friendly cleaning
  • vegetable gardening

Tours of sustainability education centres are also available through the program:

  • CERES Environment Park
  • Materials Recovery Facility


Any established or newly formed not-for-profit community group can apply.

Groups must meet within the City of Whittlesea municipality on a regular basis.

Groups must have a membership base that is at least 80 per cent residents from within the City of Whittlesea.


How to take part

Expressions of Interest for 2018/19 are closed.

The 2019/20 program will open on Friday 3 May until Tuesday 4 June. Applications will be assessed and successful groups will be notified by Wednesday 12 June.

For more information

Contact our Sustainability Administration and Events Officer on 9217 2042 or email - please include SOW in the subject line.