Practically Green events


Re-imagine Re-think Re-energise - sustainability events for Nillumbik

Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) will be planning and delivering Nillumbik’s Practically Green events in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

They have been funded by Council and have an exciting series of events planned for the Shire throughout spring. You can look forward to some fun new events and ideas, as well as programs you can join.

It’s an exciting time in energy with so many new technologies and ideas becoming the new norm. Many people want more action to address climate change and CEN is demonstrating practical ways for the Nillumbik community to help make a difference.

Here’s what's still to come:


Clean Energy Nillumbik Bulk Buy

November 2020 - November 2021

Saturday 21st November – Launch and information session, online 2.00pm.
Tuesday 1st December – Information session - online 6pm

Are you thinking about upgrading your heating and cooling or moving away from gas? 

Heat pump heating and cooling (AKA split system, efficient air conditioning, reverse cycle air conditioning) can be 4-5 times more efficient than gas, resistive electric or wood heating or older types of air conditioners.

Join us to find out how this technology works, how it reduces your bills and emissions and why you should plan to ditch your gas appliances.

This program will help take the hassle out of buying a new reverse cycle unit.

(We also have help to fix those holes when you take out your old gas heater!)


Practically Green Kids – The Super Solar Recycler

Look out for this great fun kids’ activity in summer. Come along to Edendale Farm in the school holidays to build your very own solar robot.

Age: 8-12years

Date and bookings: TBA – Places will be limited, see any of the above websites for details.

Cost: FREE


Practically Green Waste Art Sculpture

Clean Energy Nillumbik has commissioned Eltham artist Lachlan Plain to create a sculpture that represents renewable energy using electronic waste.

Lachlan’s sculpture is titled Family Unit and will show a how a family communicates in today’s unusual world.

The sculpture aims to highlight the problems of increasing amounts of electronic waste polluting our land and wasting many components that could be recovered and reused in new appliances.

Here’s a sneak peak:


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Restrictions permitting, the sculpture will be unveiled at Eltham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 22 November. An interview with the artist will also be available on Clean Energy Nillumbik’s website from 28 November.

More information about electronic waste and how to dispose of it locally in a responsible way can be found here.


Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) started in 2017 with a strategy to have 100% of Nillumbik’s buildings powered by renewable energy by 2028. Our engaged and vibrant communities in Nillumbik are perfectly positioned to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy. There is so much we can do at the household and community level to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Nillumbik. Want to get involved? Go to

CEN are looking for active and enthusiastic Nillumbik residents and business owners who can help with all the events above. There are lots of jobs so we’ll match you to tasks that fit your interests, skills and available time. Don’t be shy, register at