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Sustainability program for local organisations (SOW)

The Sustainability Outreach Whittlesea (SOW) program is a tailored environmental education program designed for local community groups, schools, early years centres and businesses.

With the SOW coordinator, enrolled groups co-design one sustainability educational activity together. The tailored activity is then delivered with the group, and the broader community is invited to participate.

One sustainability activity not enough? Where there is interest, groups are then provided with advice, connections and access to resources (e.g. appropriate grants, templates, reusable crockery, etc) to run future sustainability activities on their own.



Previous groups have chosen interactive activities about:

  • composting and worm farming
  • indigenous gardening
  • waste minimisation techniques, e.g. bees wax wrap making
  • solar panels and battery storage
  • how to use less water at home
  • growing vegetables.



Only community groups, schools, early years centres and businesses located in the City of Whittlesea can apply.

Community groups who apply must meet within the City of Whittlesea municipality on a regular basis and have a membership base that is at least 80 per cent local residents.

Programming of workshops and activities are scheduled according to availability.

All applicants must encourage and support the broader community to participate in their sustainability activity.


How to take part

Expressions of interest for 2019/20 have now closed.

2020/21 expressions of interest will open in May 2020.

For more information

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

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