Educational Opportunities

For individuals

  • Residents are encouraged to join in with our wide-ranging program of free Sustainable Onkaparinga workshops and events that are advertised 3 times per year to inspire you on ways to be greener and make sustainable lifestyle changes at home.
  • Discover more about upcoming Sustainable Onkaparinga projects, our successes and how you can get involved by subscribing to our quarterly newsletter
  • Living Smart 2016 was a great success with positive feedback from all participants. This fee paying course, has given those residents that are already passionate about environmental behaviour change and are keen to take action, the opportunity to discover more and use that learning and enthusiasm to become Onkaparinga’s green community champions.  The 2017 Living Smart course is being organised in partnership with the City of Mitcham and will be held on Thursday evenings during October/November at Coromandel Community Centre.  To register your interest please contact

For community groups

  • Our Sustainability Projects Officer is available to present to your group on smart tips and ideas on how to be greener around the home, while saving money and being good to the environment. The presentation can be tailored to suit and includes information on programs that residents can get involved in or benefit from. For more information contact Tracy Fulton.
  • Our Waste & Recycling Education Officers are available to present to your group and can be tailored to suit so that you can learn how to minimise waste, what to recycle, composting methods, what happens to the bin once it leaves the kerb and much more.  For more information contact Lynda Wedding.
  • Woodcroft Community Centre is our northern ‘green hub’ demonstrating ways to reduce energy, water use and greenhouse emissions. The Centre’s Green Team are available to give group tours of the building’s sustainability features which can be tailored to different age groups and requirements on request and are conducted by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Book online.

For schools

  • NRM Education’s southern team are hosted by Council and work with around 50 schools within our region to embed sustainability principles within their learning and management practices. They help provide opportunities for students to take action on local environmental issues that will lead to improved educational and environmental outcomes linked to the Australian Curriculum. For more information contact Rob Wallace.
  • Our Waste & Recycling Education Officers are available to present to schools on a variety of waste avoidance and recycling topics. Presentations are tailored to class age and are interactive, informal and fun. For more information contact Lynda Wedding.

At community events

  • Sustainable Onkaparinga educational opportunity eventsThe Sustainable Onkaparinga display stand is staffed by our waste and sustainability officers to provide the latest information, inspiration and advice on environmental programs and initiatives that council and our partner organisations offer. The display can be found at shopping centres and council events across our region, but is also available for a limited number of larger scale community events each year.   If you are holding an event and would like the display and staff to be part of it, please contact us.