During April and May we delivered a series of nine workshops targeting apartment dwellers within Port Phillip.
They were part of our Behaviour Change Campaign outlined in our Sustainable City Community Action Plan. The Plan aims to support community to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste.
Having been told by community that apartments dwellers, which make up 52% of Port Phillip residents, feel restricted from living a sustainable lifestyle, these workshops aimed to highlight that that doesn't have to be the case.
A big thanks to the 448 people who registered for the workshops. We were delighted to learn that 81% of attendees suggested they would change their behaviour following the session. It was great to meet so many of you and it confirmed what we already knew - that we have a community that cares.
The workshop series covered topics including energy efficiency, zero waste living, vegan cooking, creating beeswax wrap, waste free meal planning and a speed date a sustainability expert event. Sustainability experts and bloggers were engaged to deliver the workshops at South Melbourne Market, Gasworks, Port Melbourne Town Hall and Council Chamber.
Congrats to our competition winners too, who took home South Melbourne Market vouchers and energy efficient socket switches.
If anyone has changed their behaviour as a result of attending one of the workshops and would like to share their story please do get in touch here.