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REthink your festive season


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Event description

The REthink Nillumbik program is funded by Nillumbik Shire Council and supported by Edendale Community Environment Farm and NECAH (Nillumbik Environment and Climate Action Hub). The project will be delivered by Going Green Solutions and supports Council's climate action goal of net-zero community emissions by 2035.

REthink your festive season

Ho, ho, hold the wrapping paper!

The festive season is upon us, a time for joy, connection, and … mountains of waste! This workshop aims to show you how to celebrate in a way that's kind to the planet, without sacrificing the spirit of the holidays.

Join us to learn lots of fun, creative, and achievable ways we can enjoy a more sustainable festive season. We'll discover the power of the circular economy for reducing Christmas waste and building Christmas cheer. And find ways to ditch the disposable and embrace the delightful instead, through choosing reusable gift wrapping, minimising food waste, and crafting heartfelt gifts. We'll even explore some alternative traditions that celebrate the spark of festive joy without incurring the environmental footprint.

This session will leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to make your festive celebrations about connection and fun rather than the size of the present.

Topics include:

  • DIY gift wrapping and decorations
  • reducing food waste
  • baking, making and creating gifts
  • choosing reusable over disposable or single-use items
  • alternatives to traditional festive practices

Who is it for?

The session is suited to anyone interested in reducing the amount of money, packaging, and resources they spend over the holiday period. It’s also for those wanting to learn hands-on skills for making their own gifts and decorations.

Additional info

  • This session is suitable for children and adults. Children aged 14 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The session will be held indoors, and requires comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. 
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event environment for all attendees. If you have accessibility or inclusion concerns regarding this event, contact us about how we can help.

About the REthink Nillumbik Project

The REthink Nillumbik Project is a series of fun, interactive workshops to create a more sustainable and liveable Nillumbik. Sessions cover a range of activities that can help us reimagine our collective approach to energy and waste. Get off the consumption treadmill and learn to refuse, reduce, repair, reuse, repurpose, replace, and recycle your way to a healthier lifestyle and planet!

Sessions are collaborative, hands-on, and will help you take small actions that can lead to serious, positive change. They include practical demonstrations, creative activities, and ideas for rethinking everyday choices and behaviours. Ditch the boring lectures and learn how to make stuff, do stuff, and choose stuff for a better world!

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