28 September 2022
Sustainable Ipswich will leap into October with a month-long program of inspiration across the city.
Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said October would bring together homegrown experts and sustainability identities from across the region for a range of hands-on activities, workshops and events.
“Sustainable Ipswich is an annual celebration of community actions to create a more liveable city,” Cr Milligan said.
“These events are free or low cost, and full of ideas you can try at home or in the community.”
The Sustainable Ipswich program is designed to inspire, educate and create opportunities for positive change.
“To help us tackle the amount of food waste our city sends to landfill we have sustainability gurus such as ‘Eco Granny’ Rose Rush and Mallow Sustainability sharing tips that you can try at home,” Cr Milligan said.
“Our backyards are an amazing opportunity to create a more liveable city, and we have ways you can be inspired from open gardens through to understanding garden basics with Savour Soil Permaculture.
“Sustainable Ipswich is the ideal time to try something new – and if you have not dusted off your bicycle for a while, now is your chance with a rider confidence session being held at Ipswich Cycle Park.
“Our changing climate means we need to be informed, ready and resilient.
"You can learn how to prepare your home during Get Ready week or join an amazing virtual reality experience demonstrating the effect of urban heat in our suburbs.
“Perhaps most importantly, our city needs people who lead by example in creating sustainable change all year round.
"From the Youth Sustainability Summit to Bushcare working bees, there are ways individuals and families can participate and help create a more sustainable future for us all.”
The full program of Sustainable Ipswich events and activities is at Ipswich.qld.gov.au/sustainability