The Green Living Centre started out as The Watershed, a joint initiative of Marrickville Council and the City of Sydney, and was located on King Street Newtown. The shopfront closed in 2017 and we continue to operate out of Petersham Service Centre, as an initiative of Inner West Council.
Green Living Centre Workshop Series
The Green Living Centre workshop series aims to educate, upskill and empower residents of the Inner West Council area to live a more sustainable lifestyle and reduce their carbon emissions. We deliver workshops at sites across the local government area in our focus areas of energy, waste, food and transport. Workshop topics include home energy efficiency, food waste avoidance, gardening including food growing, composting & worm farming, as well as a variety of craft, upcycling and repair topics.
Green Living Centre events includes talks, seminars and clothes swaps. We have held kids’ toy and clothes swaps and adult swaps, such as the Rethink Your Wardrobe panel discussion and clothes swap in 2019. We also regularly hold Solar and Battery information nights for local residents to enable them to approach the installation of solar and/or a battery on their home with confidence.
The Green Living Centre attends several festivals throughout the year including the Carnival of Cultures, Dulwich Hill Village Fair and Summerhill Neighbourhood Feast. Come along to our stall and we’ll share our knowledge with you.
We also work with the Events team to manage Inner West Council’s annual Footprints Ecofestival in August each year. Learn about the festival on our Footprints Ecofestival page.
Community Leaders in Sustainability
Have you got a community environment project or an environmental issue that you’re passionate about? The free Community Leaders in Sustainability course connects attendees with others in our community, and gives them the chance to learn from experts and transform their ideas into action. The 2020 course is currently on hold due to COVID-19.
Read more on our Community Leaders in Sustainability page.
If you want to find out more about our projects or to initiate a program with us please contact us.