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Sustainability program for local organisations (SOW)

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

With the SOW coordinator, enrolled groups co-design a sustainability educational activity together. The tailored activityis then delivered within 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 (eg appropriate grants, templates, reusable crockery etc) to run sustainability activities on their own.


Activities and workshops

Previous groups have chosen interactive workshops and activities about:

  • composting and worm farming
  • indigenous garden design
  • waste minimisation techniques eg 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 are now open.

Expressions of interest close Friday 29 November 2019. Applications will be assessed and notified by Friday 13 December. Activities will commence early 2020.

Limited spots available annually.

Complete an Expression of Interest online form

For more information

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