Welcome to our Enviro Hub! Here you will find info on local sustainable businesses, how to get involved in community groups and activisism, opportunities at Banyule Council and heaps more!
Did you know? According to the Global Fashion Agenda, 26 percent of business owners surveyed believe that “low consumer willingness to pay a premium for sustainable products” was the greatest barrier for them to become more sustainable.
Eltham Farmers' Market - is held every Sunday, from 8.00am to 12.30pm. On the 4th Sunday of each month, there is a Food Swap from 9.30am to 10.30am. On most Sundays, there is also a community stall where you can meet local groups involved in local food or sustainability issues. The market is located on the car park at Eltham Town Mall, which is in the centre of Eltham at 10-18 Arthur Street. Entry is free.
CERES Organic Grocery & Bakery - is open Monday to Sunday, 9am – 5pm. Have a cuppa and an organic croissant baked onsite on a Saturday morning whilst the band belts out some tunes, meet the local craft producers who sell their wares at the weekly Makers and Flea market, grab some eggs still warm from our Isa Brown chooks and not a plastic bag in sight. You can bring in your recycled plastic and glass jars and fill them with organic bulk foods and liquids and environmentally friendly cleaning products. Come and immerse yourself in a community space that keeps it real. Corner Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East 3057 VIC
Marketplace Sundays at Eaglemont Village - Marketplace Sundays will have something to entice all age groups. Enjoy strolling the car-free precinct, browsing the wide selection of stalls, stop for coffee and snack at one of the friendly cafés. Go to evmarketplacesundays.com to find out when they're open next! Located at Silverdale Road, Eaglemont 3079
Rediscover Local - is a Banyule Council initiative that supports and celebrates small business in Banyule.
Rediscover Local asks you to support the businesses that support your community and shines a light on the amazing variety of goods and services they offer. Our local businesses not only provide a vital service, they employ locals and contribute to local sport, wellness and social groups.
Shop, dine, pamper yourself, get fit and be inspired. Find a tradie, hire a professional or learn a new skill. You’ll be amazed at what you can discover in your local neighbourhood and you can even make some new friends while you do it.
Whether you’re shopping from home or safely moving around the community, supporting local is always a great choice.
Find out more at rediscoverlocal.com.au
Opportunities at Banyule Council
Learn about the local environment and initiatives that you can get involved with at Council.
Environment grants information session
Next date: Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
If you are thinking about applying for a grant, please join us at our information session.
Our grants encourage community to care for our local environment and to lead on climate action.
The grants are intended to support the environmental aims detailed in our Council Plan. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for individuals and groups.
We will take you through our grant guidelines, share some case studies of previous successful grant funded projects and give you some tips on applying.
Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Online. Instructions on how to attend will be sent after you register.
Connect with other people passionate about sustainability
The term “environmental activism” is defined as the actions of individuals or groups that protect or aid the environment. Those involved in the movement identify issues that threaten the planet’s viability, from community to global concerns, and then develop strategies to promote awareness or produce solutions that directly address the problem.
There are several ways to undertake this, from local grassroots strategies to nationwide campaigns. In some cases, advocating for the environment can also include other important activism, such as civic and social justice.
Friends of the Earth Melbourne - There are many ways to be a member of Friends of the Earth! We value all forms of labour and work, so no matter what you want to do: research policy, write poetry, paint banners, fundraise, strategise, plan actions, cook food... we welcome you to come in and find out about how you can be part of the Friends of the Earth community.
Our community of activists works together in small working groups and collectives. Each with a minimum of five members, we aim to harness collective intelligence - the idea that intelligence doesn’t just happen in individual brains, it also arises from groups of people - to imagine outcomes with greater creativity than any individual could achieve by themselves.
Gardens for Wildlife (G4W) is a free program run by volunteer garden guides that provides advice to households, businesses and schools on how to create native habitats to enrich local biodiversity.
Developing outdoor spaces big and small builds social connections within our community, and the results create habitat stepping stones for local fauna.
We encourage residents to set aside an area in their garden for local wildlife. As a guide, you will be part of a team to visit and advise residents on potential changes needed to make their gardens wildlife friendly.
Join us to help make a positive impact on our local environment.
To volunteer, you will need to:
- have good interpersonal skills
- have knowledge and interest of local flora and fauna
- work unsupervised in teams
- get a satisfactory National Criminal History Check and a Working with Children’s Check
- have access to a computer and email account
- independently commute to varied locations throughout Banyule.
On site and virtual visits are one hour maximum, not including travel time to and from locations. Report writing will vary, but guides are given 2 weeks to compile their feedback