Community Leaders in Sustainability

Join Inner West Council’s 2020 Community Leaders in Sustainability course and transform your ideas into action. This free course run by the Green Living Centre connects you with others passionate about creating local community-based solutions to climate change and other environmental issues. If you live, work, study or are part of a group within the Inner West Council area, apply below.

Are you concerned about your local environment and the climate emergency, and wondering how you can be part of the solution? Taking action in your local community is one way you can contribute and create change. There’s plenty we can each do on our own, but real change happens when people work together.

The Community Leaders in Sustainability course includes sessions on project development and management, effective communication, leadership skills, collaborating in groups and building partnerships. You’ll meet experts, hear about successful community environment projects and connect with like-minded people.

With the support of the program, participants put their knowledge and skills into practice and will work towards delivering a community environmental project that creates positive outcomes for the Inner West. These projects could be in a workplace, your street or local area, with neighbours, friends or an existing group you are part of.

The list of possible projects is endless. They could be an event, creating a network or an on-going project, however projects should take a community-focused approach to environmental sustainability. Past participants have developed a tool library, sharing and reuse projects, composting and garden projects and resources for green renters.

Click here for past project case studies.

The ten-part course runs over eight weekday evenings (6-9pm) from Tuesday, 3 March 2020 to Tuesday, 5 May 2020, with a two week break during school holidays. This includes two half-day Saturday field trips (14 and 28 March) and a graduation ceremony on Friday, 5 June 2020.

Apply below. Applications closed on Tuesday, 4 February, and we will contact successful applicants by Friday, 14 February.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact the course coordinator Emma Daniell, 9335 2129 or

The Community Leaders in Sustainability Course was developed by the City of Banyule and City of Darebin as part of the Sustainable Homes and Communities Program. The Councils have generously shared these course materials with the Inner West Council.