Sydney Sustainable Living Festival

Event Dates: March 5, 2016 - March 20, 2016

Sydney Sustainable Living Festival celebrates projects and organisations that are making a real contribution to creating a more sustainable city.

The festival provides Sydneysiders the opportunity to explore and contribute to events across the city. It will provide a fun-filled week for families and individuals from all walks of life who are dedicated to leaving the planet in good shape for generations to come. We want to encourage people to be more aware of their decisions and the impacts of these decisions, and to provide simple but effective ways in which you can make a positive change.

For all the details visit the festival website

The inaugural Festival was held in March 2014 with 55 events hosted by 23 organisations and attracting over 4500 participants.

See below for this year’s events. 



Ashfield Council

Vertical Gardening, 10 March 5:30pm (SOLD OUT)

Organic Gardening Problem Solver, 12 March 9:30am (SOLD OUT)

Composting & Wicking Garden Beds, 12 March, 10am

Tomato Evening, 15 March, 6pm (SOLD OUT)

Energy Freedom Talk, 17 March 6pm

The Tipping Point Film Night: Amazon Rainforest Risk, 17 March, 6:30pm

Recycled Fashion Parade for Earth Hour, 19 March, 4pm


Bankstown City Council

Clean Up Australia Day, 6 March, multiple sites 


Canterbury City Council

Farewell Botany Bay Shorebirds, 13 March, 7:30am

Landing Lights Wetland Planting Breakfast Tour, 17 March, 8:30am

Wild Things: Birds in Backyards, 19 March, 10am


Green Living Centre, Newtown

Community Action for Energy (CAFE), 5 March, 10:30

Intro to Solar PV, 8 March, 6pm

Seasonal Planting Workshop - Autumn, 12 March, 10am

Solar Sessions, 19 March 1:30pm

Worm-farming Workshop, 22 March, 6:30pm


Holroyd City Council

Clean up Australia Day, 6 March, 9-11am, Merrylands Memorial Park


Hornsby Shire Council

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop (SOLD OUT), 8 March, 9:30am

Crop and Swap, 12 March, 10-11am

Is there anything good about weeds? 12 March, 9am

Jerusalem Bay Bushwalk (SOLD OUT), 13 March, 9-12pm

Recycling Tour, 14 March, 9am

Echidna Kids Bushwalk, 17 March, 10am-12pm

Crops in Pots, 18 March, 10:30

Going Solar, 19 March, 10am-12pm

Ti Tree Walk, 19 March 1-3pm

Native Plant Giveaway, 19 March, 1-3pm

Free chipping for mulch, 20 March, 8am-2:45pm

Westleigh Loop, 20 March, 9am - 12pm

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop, 20 March, 10am-12:30pm


Kimbriki Eco House and Garden

Permaculture and Ecology Overview, 17 March, 10am


Kogarah City Council

Clean Up Australia Day, 6 March, 6am-9pm

Earth Hour, 19 March, 8:30-9:30pm


Lane Cove Council

Clean Up Australia Day, 6 March

Divestment Seminar (SOLD OUT), 17 March, 6:30-7:30pm


Leichhardt Council

Plastic Bag Free Campaign – GreenWay, Saturday 12 March, 11am-2pm

Plastic Bag Free Campaign - Rozelle Markets, Saturday 19 March, 11am-2pm

Recycled Fashion Parade for Earth Hour, Saturday 19 March, 4-6:30pm at Hannaford Centre


Marine Discovery Centre

Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) Discovery Centre Special visit, Sunday, 13 March, 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Marrickville City Council

‘Energy Know-How’ Workshop, Saturday 27 February, 09.45am -11.45am

Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 6 March, 12 noon

Water Sensitive Urban Design Workshop  Series: Part One, Saturday 12 March, 09.30am - 01.00PM

Free movie: "The Clean Bin Project" (including Q&A), Friday 18 March, 6.00pm-8.30PM

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert (free advice on your renovation project),  Bookings essential, Saturday 19 March, 2.00pm to 4.30pm : Register for this event


Mosman Council

Mushroom Growing Workshop (SOLD OUT), 5 March, 10am-1pm

E-Waste Drop Off Day, 6 March, 9am-4pm, Council Depot

Dragons of Sydney Harbour- Citizen Science, 15 March -6 April

Candle Making for Earth Hour (SOLD OUT), 17 March, 6:30-8:30pm


North Sydney Council

Composting, Sat 5 March, 11am – 1pm

Fermenting, Sat 12 March, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Smart Homes: Energy Efficiency, Thurs 17 March, 7pm – 8.30pm

Loving Leftovers, Fri 18 March, 6pm – 8pm

Earth Hour twilight picnic, outdoor movie, African drumming and fire dancing,Sat 19 March, 6pm - 9.30pm,


Pittwater Council

Clean up Australia Day @ Coastal Environment Centre, 9 am - 12 noon, 6th March

Bangalley Headland Walk, 9 am -11am, 12th March

Seniors Week Wetland Walk, 17th March

Earth Hour Evening with an Expert - Citizen Science Q&A, 17th March, 7:00-9:00pm, Coastal Environment Centre, North Narrabeen

Earth Hour Wetlands Night Stalk, 19th March, 7:30pm-9:30pm


Randwick City Council

Bike Maintenance, 19 March, 1:30-4:30pm

Earth Hour Picnic, Films, Food Market and more, 19 March, 5-9pm

The Australian Native Bee Book Launch, 20 March, 9-11am


Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview

Earth Hour Breakfast, 15th March 2016, 7.30 - 9.00am


The Hills Shire Council

Native Bee Keeping, 5 March, 10am-1pm

Bread and Pasta Making Workshop (SOLD OUT), 10 March, 9:30am-1:30pm

Breakfast with the Birds, 13 March, 8-10:30am

Natural Fertilisers, 17 March, 10am-12pm

Composting and Worm Farming Workshop, 17 March, 10am-12pm

Sustainable Food Bus Tour (SOLD OUT), 18 March, 9am-3pm

Bush Walk - Richard Webb Reserve, 19 March, 9:30-11:30am


Warringah Council

Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Guided Walk, 6 March, 12:30-2:30pm

Energy Management Basics for Local Business, 10 March, 8:30am-12:30pm

Crazy Constructions kids workshop at Kimbriki, 12 March, 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-3:30pm

Energy Management Basics for Local Business, 17 March, 8:30am-12:30pm

‘Buy Swap Sell Online’ workshop, Monday 21 March, 5.30 pm – 7pm, Warringah Mall library (Bookings essential)


Willoughby Council

Sustainability with Style, 5 Mar

Fishing for Microbats, 5 Mar (BOOKED OUT)

Clean up Australia Day, 6 Mar

Yoga and meditation in the bush, 8 Mar

Secret Women’s business, 8 Mar

Library book sale, 17 March

Fauna Fair, 20 Mar


Woollahra Municipal Council

Clean Up Australia Day Moncur Reserve, 6 March,10:30am-3pm

Double Bay Market, 10 & 17 March, 8am-2pm

Annual Book Fair, 12-13 March, 10am-3pm

New Plants from Old - Plant propagation workshop (SOLD OUT), 12 March, 2:30-4:30pm

Second Hand Saturday Paddington, 13 March, 9am-2pm

Garden Circle for Parents & Children, 13 March, 9:30-11am

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