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A sustainable New Year’s resolution

Published 12 January 2022
Still looking for a New Year’s resolution that benefits your community? Then sign up to our Environmental Leaders course to start contributing to a more sustainable future.

Starting in February, this 10-week online course supports you to develop and lead your own sustainability action project with a focus on individual growth in a team-based environment.

The Environmental Leaders course is aimed at anyone who wants to become an environmental leader with no pre-requisites or specific skills required.

Whether you’re a seasoned environmental project manager or someone at the beginning of your environmental journey, it’s your ideas, enthusiasm and openness that are required.

Environmental Leaders from the August 2021 course founded the Waste No More recycling and reusing app, the Make It Happen repair café, as well as Melbourne Makers – an online platform connecting residents with local businesses and many more great initiatives.

One participant, Karen, used her skills and knowledge to launch the Elwood Kitchen Library, a non-profit, volunteer run, lending library of small-medium size kitchen appliances, cookware, bakeware, cookbooks and zero waste party and entertaining packs. Elwood Kitchen Library provides its members with access to hundreds of items in their inventory, helping them entertain family and friends, fulfil their culinary dreams and live more sustainably.

Feedback from our “graduates” from last year’s course included:

  • “The course went far and beyond my expectations in regard to the contents and delivery of the units and the guidance by our facilitator."
  • "It has enhanced my existing skills and taught me some new ones. I loved connecting with other like-minded people in my community. It is a great way to stay inspired and to think about new projects."
  • "This training has been truly transformational on many levels. It's taken me to a point where I feel empowered to take action on issues of environmental sustainability."

Enrolments are still open but strictly limited to 30 participants. For more information and to register your interest, visit the Environmental Leaders course page on our website.

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