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Fairtrade Fortnight is
an annual, nationwide
celebration of all things
fairtrade. Get informed
about how your purchasing
decisions can affect millions
of farmers and workers
in developing countries.
In 2015, we’re celebrating 10 years
of Fairtrade in Australia and New
Zealand. To support Fairtrade,
look out for Fairtrade items available
from retailers across Stonnington.
Council supports Fairtrade
and we also encourage you
to support Fairtrade.
Participating local retailers:
• Green Onions
276 Waverly Road Malvern East
• Jasper Coffee
• Organically Grown
190 Glenferrie Road Malvern
• Larder Provisions Café
151 Glenferrie Road Malvern
• Ripe the Organic Grocer
you grow delicious
fruit and vegetables
You’re invited to celebrate
Compost Awareness Week from
4 to 10 May by getting started
on your own compost bin or
worm farm through Council’s
Compost Revolution program!
The Compost Revolution is your
online, step-by-step guide to
composting and worm farming.
Successful participants are eligible
for a worm farm or compost bin
package at 40% off RRP with
free household delivery.
Find out more at
stonnington or call 8290 2063.
The City of Stonnington offers
a comprehensive range of
free environmental education
opportunities for schools and
early learning centres.
Our yearly program, known as
the Stonnington Green Schools
Network, features professional
development sessions, student
sustainability leadership training,
school planting days and a range
of student sessions on waste,
water, biodiversity, gardening
and indigenous culture.
To find out more, visit
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A LITTLE MORE
You’ve probably heard about
Fairtrade and seen their products
on supermarket shelves. Fairtrade is
about better prices, decent working
conditions, local sustainability, and fair
terms of trade for farmers and workers
in the developing world. By requiring
companies to pay sustainable prices,
Fairtrade addresses the injustices of
conventional trade, which traditionally
discriminates against the poorest,
weakest producers. It enables them to
improve their position and have more
control over their lives.
To find out more, visit
From 1 May to 14 June,
the Toorak Village Traders
Association will exhibit
100 contemporary sculptural
works in shop windows and
on the footpaths along Toorak
Road as part of the annual
Toorak Village Sculpture
It’s the 14th year for the exhibition
which links art with local businesses
to form a unique cultural experience.
During the exhibition you can see
local artists display their works in
shop windows, with the larger
sculptures bolted down to footpaths
on Toorak Road. These complement
the five permanent sculptures
purchased by the Toorak Village
businesses from previous shows.
Take a stroll through the delightful
and trendy Toorak Village, view the
sculptures, enjoy the great shopping
and food and take advantage of the
warm hospitality of traders along
the popular shopping strip. This is
a free exhibition event, on display
seven days a week, with catalogues
are available from retailers in the
precinct. All works are for sale
and can be purchased from
Toorak Village Pharmacy.
Toorak Village is located between
Wallace Avenue and Grange Road,
just east of Williams Road. To get
there, simply catch the number 8
Tram along Toorak Road to stop
Presented by the Toorak Village
Traders, directed by Tony Fialides,
and supported by the City of
Stonnington, the sculptures will
be judged with a $5,000 prize
awarded at an opening night
event on Friday 1 May.
The exhibition is on from
1 May until 14 June.
To find out more, contact
Tracey Cammock, email
or call 0438 542 713.
In March, Council hosted
a ‘Women in Business’
session for local business
women in our community.
Women in Business is an
initiative designed to assist
women who are either looking
to start a new business or are
seeking support with developing
their existing business.
To register for a similar event,
vic.gov.au or call 8290 1333.
“ Stonnington will be a prosperous community, recognised
as a creative City, a premier visitor and retail destination.”
Leading energy experts from
Positive Charge will provide advice
on how to install insulation, solar,
efficient lighting and much more
for your home so you can cut your
See these practical examples
already installed as part of a tour
of TH King Pavilion and Stonnington
Environmental Education and
Design (SEED) Centre. It’s a
free event on Wednesday 6 May,
6.30pm – 8.30pm at TH King
Pavilion and Stonnington
and Design (SEED) Centre,
1650 High Street, Glen Iris.
To find out more or to register,
Calling all apartment owners,
owners corporations and facility
The City of Stonnington is partnering
with the City of Melbourne, the City
of Port Phillip and Positive Charge to
bring you the Highlife Expo. You can
hear from energy experts and chat
to experienced owners’ corporation
members about the smartest ways
to save energy and make sustainable
improvements to your apartment
block. Wednesday 27 May, 6pm –
8pm at Melbourne Town Hall, 90–130
Swanston Street Melbourne. There
will be guest speakers, prizes, drinks,
canapés and plenty of networking
To find out more, contact
Harvest and Cook
From soil to spinach, mulching
to munching, and the important
things in-between, this workshop
is designed to give you a kick start
to growing, harvesting and cooking
your own produce.
This is a free event on Saturday
13 June, 10am – 1pm at Auburn
South Primary School, 419 Tooronga
Road Hawthorn East. Bookings are
essential and open Tuesday 12 May.
For more information or to register,
“Stonnington will have a cleaner, safer and better
environment for future generations to enjoy.”
Council hosts a yearly calendar of interesting free sustainable
events and activities to help educate and inspire you to live
a more environmentally friendly life. Here's what's happening:
Cr Melina Sehr address students.
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