Sustainable Workshops

Published on 05 August 2021

Onkaparinga turns green

More than 51,000 southern residents attended workshops and events to learn ways to live more sustainably in 2020–21, with dozens more Sustainable Onkaparinga sessions scheduled over the coming months.

Council—and its partners, including Resilient South (Onkaparinga, Holdfast Bay, Marion and Mitcham councils); Willunga Environment Centre; and Green Adelaide—increased online workshops from 2019–20 due to COVID-19, which has seen participation skyrocketing.

Upcoming sessions include:

Events that will open for registrations in the coming months include online or in-person sessions on designing beautiful water-wise native gardens, wood carving, indoor plants, educational school holiday tours and nature-play activities, style and sustainability, and a council nursery tour.

To keep up-to-date with current and upcoming sessions, visit the Sustainable Onkaparinga webpage, and follow the Sustainable Onkaparinga Facebook page.

City of Onkaparinga Environmental Sustainability Officer Tracy Fulton said it was heartening to see so many residents taking part in the events.

“To reach more than 51,000 people through these practical and interactive workshops, shows that our community are committed to doing their bit to live more sustainably, and to protecting and enhancing their local environment,” she said.

“By sharing across our Resilient South council partners and collaborating with Onkaparinga Libraries, the Willunga Environment Centre, Green Adelaide and others, residents have had access to 66 diverse environmental workshops in the past year.

“And with many of these accessible online, the learning can happen at a time that suits residents.

“Three online how-to composting videos alone reached more than 35,000 people in 2020–21, for example, compared to in-person sessions that can only accommodate around 30 people.”