Edition 59 | February 2021
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Snorkel Hallett Cove Beach and Reef
Discover the AMAZING variety of colourful fish and plant life in our local area.

Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel for all the family.

Green Thymes subscribers and City of Marion residents can book at the special price of $29 (select Green Thymes subscriber ticket type).


Sunday 14 March @ 10am OR 12 noon OR 3:30pm
Backyard buddies: lizards, snakes and frogs
Is your local lizard in 'brumation'?

Find out how to tell a legless lizard from a snake.

Join ecologist Tim Milne (T&M Ecologists) to learn basic reptile and amphibian identification skills.

Wednesday 17 March, 6:30pm - 7:45pm @ Cove Civic Centre
The pleasures of bees and home beekeeping
Learn about backyard beekeeping using the traditional langstroth hives and the flow hive technique. Find out what the spin-offs are from home beekeeping.

Thursday 18 February, 2 - 3:30pm @ Brighton Civic Centre
Sustainability session - green cleaning
Join the Folk of All Trades for a workshop on making your own natural cleaning products. They'll cover the process, equipment, materials, plus tips and tricks!

Participants will make a multi-purpose citrus spray to take home.

Thursday 25 February, 6:30pm - 8pm @ Brighton Civic Centre
Upcycle Workshop - 3 weeks
Learn how to upcycle clothing, sheets, etc into table mats and rugs using this creative and environmentally friendly technique with a group of likeminded people.

Enjoy This course allows time for a coffee and a chat, with a goal to establishing an upcycling community with regular catch ups.


Starts Saturday 13 March 10am -12noon @ Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre
National Sustainable Living Festival - online offerings
The National Sustainable Living Festival is not just an event, it is a movement of change-makers.

Join the FREE online offerings of workshops and presentations including:
  • Food for Degrowth
  • Edible cutlery
  • Ethical investing
  • Local urban responses
  • The other forest
  • Risking collapse
  • Feeling the fires ad more...


When & Where: 1- 28 February, Online
Webinar : Household demand management systems
Peter will describe how he manages energy usage at his Adelaide home taking advantage of wholesale power price opportunities.

Peter Edwards is a retired power utility planning engineer. On the premise that market prices should be the sole and sufficient driver for electricity management projects, Peter embarked on such a project buying electricity wholesale through an interval meter.

Monday 22 February, 5pm - 6pm @ ONLINE
Climate change and human health
Join Dr Wylie for this one hour webinar where she will discuss the health effects of climate change and importantly, provide ways in which we can all be involved to remedy them.

Tuesday 2 March, 7:30pm @ ONLINE
Did you know....
Tick of approval to go Carbon Neutral
Thank-you to everyone who provided input into the DRAFT Carbon Neutral Plan that sets out the steps council will take to be carbon neutral for its own operations by 2030.

The final Carbon Neutral Plan was endorsed by Council on Tuesday 9 February and will be available on the City of Marion website from Wednesday 17 February.
Kimchi and Sauerkraut ONLINE
Join Sam from the Folk of All Trades for a workshop on making Kimchi and Sauerkraut from scratch. He covers the process, equipment, materials, plus tips and tricks!

ONLINE video
Taking action locally
Climate Change Policy - tell us what you think
The City of Marion Climate Change Policy is being reviewed and we would value your feedback.

Comments can be made via the Making Marion consultation page from 10 February 2021 until Friday 5 March 2021
Build a better future for our community
City of Marion is currently running a community survey to hear from you about what is important in your community and how well we are delivering these services.

Better footpaths, improved public lighting, more services for our aging population - these are just some of the priorities identified from our 2019/20 survey.

Taking our survey will help inform future programs and services.

The survey should take approximately 8 minutes to complete and is open until 1 March.
How do you reduce waste in Adelaide?
Do you do 3 or more of the following actions in your home?

  • Refuse waste
  • Rethink waste
  • Reduce waste
  • Reuse
  • Repair
  • Refurbish
  • Remanufacture
  • Repurpose
  • Recycle
  • Recover

PhD student Marisol Da Silva is conducting research into the everyday practices of rethinking, refusing or reducing waste in the home.

Would you like to participate in a collaborative study using photography to share your everyday stories of how you reduce waste?

If you are interested in sharing your experiences or learning more about the study, please contact Marisol Da Silva.
2021 Youth Environment Council - applications open
South Australian students in Years 7 -11 who are passionate about sustainability are invited to apply to be in the Youth Environment Council.

If you know young people who are interested in environmental issues, sustainability or youth voice, please pass on this information and direct them to the application form link below.

Eligible students in both regional and metropolitan South Australia are invited to apply.

Why join the Youth Environment Council?

  • To share your passion for the environment and sustainability with other like-minded students across the state,
  • To develop leadership, team building and public speaking skills at camps, workshop and forums,
  • To take action for the environment and make a difference
  • To share your views and actions with government.

Applications are open, places are strictly limited.

´╗┐Applications close 9am Monday 1 March.
Calling all Artists!
Got a creative idea for a great looking stobie pole or utility box?

We are seeking visual artists interested in joining us on a 3 year program to add creativity and colour through a range of murals to stobie poles and utility boxes.
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