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Mayor Cr Amanda Stevens' Earth Hour 2013 message to the City of Port Phillip's sister city Obu, Aichi, Japan. This is the seventh year that City of Port Phillip has participated in Earth Hour, symbolising our commitment to saving energy in all of our activities across the City.
Elwood Primary School students made a series of class made ads aimed at other children attempting to encourage sustainable behaviours - one of which is about walking to school. Elwood Primary School collects travel data and found they had 47% of car use when travelling to school on an ordinary day compared to only 16% on Walk Safely to School Day!
YOUR MOVE - The Port Phillip Games was held at St Kilda Town Hall on 31 May 2012 to mark World Environment Day. This was A FREE and FUN community sports and games event...with a Port Phillip twist.
Future Fashion Now was held at St Kilda Town Hall on 3 June 2011 to mark World Environment Day. A huge hit, the event attracted 500+ attendees from as far as Dandenong, Keilor and Mornington. Future Fashion Now showcased Melbourne, NSW and WA fashion designers, vintage suppliers, and crafty-persons that apply environmental or social sustainability principles to their creations and wares. This was a FREE EnviroEvent for the Port Phillip community and beyond.
|Father Bob Maguire launches South Melbourne Commons|
Father Bob Maguire launched the The South Melbourne Commons at its opening opening celebration on Saturday 10th December.
Find out what other people are doing to make a difference.
Do you remember the human sign ‘Climate Change - Our Future is in Your Hands' on St Kilda beach? Middle Park home owner David was the man with the plan. It was a chance meeting at the school fete that inspired him to get involved in being sustainable. Now he encourages others to participate in simple but important actions to help the environment.
The best time to start helping the environment is now according to Year 10 students at Elwood College. The ‘Tomorrow's Leaders for Sustainability' group is installing new recycling bins and planting local native plants so they can educate the next generation about being sustainable.
It's great to share in sustainability say these happy gardeners, bike riders and shoppers. Whether it be getting a bike rack installed, cultivating a wonderful vege garden for your apartment block or teaching people how to eat locally to reduce their carbon footprint. See the community spirit in full swing.
It's easy being green say this couple living in a rented apartment! See how Eli and Tash of East St Kilda eliminate phantom power, make eco friendly cleaning products and reduce toxins in their apartment. They say it's easy to make small changes that make big differences especially to your hip pocket! So take a look and start changing...
Emma is on an amazing adventure with her family. They want to make their home as environmentally friendly and be as sustainable as possible. Check out their vegies, chickens, solar powered lawn mower, how they are sustainably heating and cooling their home, their solar hot water system, rainwater storage and their plans for the future.