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Learn how to lead sustainability in your community

Thu 1 February, 2018

Council is offering a free 11-week Community Leaders in Sustainability course for residents passionate about driving local sustainability initiatives.

It will run on Tuesday nights from March to May in the Ibbott Room, Council Civic Centre,1 Flintoff St, Greensborough and provide training in project management, leadership, grant writing, effective marketing and advocacy, and aspects of environmental sustainability.

At the end of the course, participants will put their new knowledge and skills into practice by working on a project that creates positive environmental outcomes in their community.

Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale encouraged residents of all ages to consider participating in the Community Leaders in Sustainability course.

“We’re keen to hear from all members of the community who have an idea that can help make Banyule more sustainable,” Cr Di Pasquale said.

“This year we’re encouraging people to join with friends, colleagues or family members and apply to get involved in the Community Leaders in Sustainability program as a team. Individuals, of course, are also very welcome to apply.”

Past Community Leaders in Sustainability projects have included community education on when to prune citrus trees to reduce gall wasp infestations and installing a compost tube and bush tucker garden at a kindergarten to teach children about indigenous foods and sustainable gardening.

For more information on the Community Leaders in Sustainability program, visit or email

Register to participate before 5pm on Tuesday 20 February.