A new Practically Green is back

Published on 21 August 2020


A new Practically Green is coming this September with a series of exciting sustainable events.

Re-imagine, Re-think and Re-energise is the theme for Practically Green, which is run by Clean Energy Nillumbik and funded through Nillumbik Shire Council.

Clean Energy Nillumbik has been awarded the tender to deliver Nillumbik’s Practically Green events for the next three years.

First held in 2008, Practically Green continues in 2020 as a series of events to offer free, practical and simple eco building and lifestyle ideas to help people and their families live sustainably.

Mayor Karen Egan said it is an exciting time in energy with so many new technologies and ideas available.

This partnership is one of Council’s many initiatives that tackle climate change and support residents in making smart energy choices.

“Many people want more action to address climate change and Clean Energy Nillumbik is demonstrating practical ways for the Nillumbik community to help make a difference,” Cr Egan said.

“Clean Energy Nillumbik has a program of free events planned for 2020 that will help you make your home more comfortable, affordable to run, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Events have been redesigned into different formats in response to the COVID-19 restrictions.

This year, Practically Green will run with three key themes:

Re-imagine: Sustainable House Day events - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September

Through video tours and live online Q&A sessions with home owners, you will gather inspiration about simple actions you can take to make your home more comfortable and inexpensive to run. Their firsthand experience will show you it’s possible.

Re-think: Speed Date a Sustainability Expert – Sunday 18 October

Make free online appointments to speak one to one with experts in energy efficiency, building, water savings, insulation, solar, batteries and more.

Re-energise: Sustainable Spring

Through a series of online webinars and workshops, connect with information, products and suppliers to reduce emissions and make your home and business more sustainable. Look out for our heater/cooler bulk buy, kids activities and electric vehicle event.

For more information go to Council’s website, nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Practically-Green and the Clean Energy Nillumbik website, www.cleanenergynillumbik.org.au