Find community workshops, events and programs for sustainable living.

Sustainability Events Calendar

Date​Time​Event​Venue​More Information
​From 1 May 2015​​ongoingResponsible Cafes Program -
Rewarding reuse
​City-WideVisit their Website.
Or see below.
​Friday nights​eveningMonthly Film Nights  -
Transition Town Stirling
​Carine or North Beach​Visit the Transition Town Website for details.
​One Saturday each month. Check their website for dates.​10.00am - 12.00pmNorthern Community Share: swap, shuffle, share excess produce, unwanted items, seeds and cuttings.*

​West Stirling Neighbourhood Centre, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview

Visit their website.
​Saturday 7 May​2.00pm - 4.00pmGarden workshop series
Garden Like a Forest.*
​Joondanna Community GardenVisit their website.
​Saturday 14 May​8.30am - 10.30amLong Table Breakfast in the Park - Transition Town Stirling​West Stirling Neighbourhood Centre, 228 Hancock St, DoubleviewVisit Eventbrite for details and to book a seat.
​Saturday 28 May​TBCBee Buzz: Hive in your backyard - Transition Town Stirling​Gwelup, TBCVisit the Facebook event for details.

*Led by the Community, Supported by Stirling's Living Sustainbility Green Grants. 

Event planning and opportunities

Need assistance planning a community event? Visit the Event Planning and Opportunities page of the City's website for checklists, guidelines, event application forms, and other forms including 'Application to Sell Food at an Event'.

Living Green Sustainability Awards 2016

Do you know someone in the City of Stirling that deserves recognition for their commitment to environment and sustainability in the local community. Nominate them for a Living Green Sustainability Award! Up to $3,000 worth of prizes available.

Sustainability Themes include:

  • Waterwise
  • Greener Neighbourhoods
  • Design for Trees
  • Biodiversity
  • Resources and Recycling
  • Sustainable Food
  • Energy Smart
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Built Environment

The City invites nominations from individuals, youth, schools, groups of residents, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, businesses, and developers.

Nominate Now

Download the Living Green Sustainability Awards 2016 Information Pack here.

Complete one of the Online Nomination Forms below to go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes: 

Nominations close on Friday 20 May 2016. 

For further information please read the Information Pack above or phone the City on 9205 8555.

Responsible Cafes ProgramResponsible Cafes program poster

The City of Stirling invites cafes within the City to be a part of the Responsible Cafes Program a growing movement Australia wide. The program aims to connect cafes to environmentally conscious consumers and help reduce the waste generated by takeaway cups and lids. Participating cafes offer their customers a discount or incentive to bring their own reusable takeaway cup and are then promoted by the Responsible Cafes Program and the City of Stirling.

Cafe Managers and Owners 
Interested in being part of the program?
Please read this Fact Sheet and email or phone the City on 9205 8555 with the requested information.

Customers - Find a participating cafe near you!
View theStirling Responsible Cafes List (will be periodically updated), or visit the Responsible Cafes website and try the interactive map.
You can also follow Responsible Cafes on Facebook, and subscribe to the Living Green in Stirling eNewsletter for regular updates.

Groat Street Festival 2015

The second Groat Street Festival, held on Saturday 24 October in North Beach, was a great success with attendance reaching 5,000-6,000 - doubling last year! Adults and children enjoyed gardening and DIY workshops, local entertainers and musicians, bush walks in Star Swamp, and browsing through over 50 marquees of local small businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

Thanks to support from the City of Stirling through the Cultural Development Fund and Sustainability, and support from local businesses and organisations, entry to the event plus all activities, workshops and entertainment remained free.

Acknowledgements must go to the event organisers Eco Faeries and Transition Towns Stirling who volunteered their time, assisted by over 90 volunteers, to make the event come to life with their unwavering enthusiasm, creativity and dedication.

The event organisers are now seeking feedback on this years Festival. Please visit the Groat Street Festival Facebook page or website to provide feedback. 

Neighbourhood Power - Presentation by Jim Diers, May 2015

Jim Diers, author of 'Neighbor Power', made a vibrant presentation to around 80 Stirling community members on Thursday 28 May 2015. The presentation covered a number of inspiring examples from Seattle showing how residents and local government partnered together to implement projects that built on the strengths and assets in the community, to build more vibrant and sustainable neighbourhoods.

Listen to the Audio File (1:00hr), and click through the PowerPoint Presentation as you listen.

Generation Green

Each spring from 2012 to 2014 the City of Stirling invited the community to take part in fun, family friendly events designed to 'rethink' food, water, energy, waste and travel. Generation Green typically included a mix of workshops and events at locations all over City from September to November. Events have included gardening workshops, worm farm and composting workshops, wholefood and raw food workshops, movie nights, family bike rides, Aboriginal culture and bush tucker, bushwalks and 2014 also saw the first Groat Street Festival.

View events previously run during Generation Green:
Factsheet_Generation Green past programs
Generation Green 2012 Events Program
Generation Green 2013 Events Program
Generation Green 2014 Events Program

Transition Town Stirling's Events

This proactive community group meets regularly and runs a variety of free or low cost community events including movie nights, and workshops for home and garden including sewing, cooking and gardening. Transition Town Stirling is a community group based in the City of Stirling and surrounds. It's purpose is to reconnect community with the common goal of sharing knowledge for living more sustainably.

For information about their upcoming events visit their Website, Facebook, or the Stirling Farmers Markets first Sunday of each month.

Community Garden Events

Many of the community garden's in the City host a variety of events including composting demonstrations, worm farming workshops, chook keeping presentations, seed saving and more. Contact the gardens for more information:

National and Global Events

Here's a few of the many state, national and global events that relate to environment and sustainability.

For more events visit the Department of Environment event calendar.