Learn about sustainability around the home at Rowes Bay this weekend

Date published: 20 May 2021

Whether it’s learning how to be sustainable at home, taking a tour of the Rowes Bay wetlands or discovering some of Australia’s birds of prey, there is something for everyone at the Rowes Bay Sustainability Open Day.

The Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre will be open from 10am until 2pm on Sunday 23 May at 56 Cape Pallarenda Road.

Council Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Committee chairperson Maurie Soars said residents can learn about environmentally-friendly solutions for the home and garden in an interactive way.

“These open days are a great way for the family to have an educational and fun day out over the weekend, with sustainability tips that can help cut costs around the home, and plenty of kids activities on offer too,” Cr Soars said.

“The day will include exploring veggie patches, a look at native bees, how to turn pesky weeds into soil and smart tech for the home such as white roofs, solar panels, batteries and electric cars.

“Fight 4 Flight will have talks and demonstrations on the day, teaching guests about native birds of prey and there will also be guided tours of the Rowes Bay wetland.

“This really is a great way to encourage residents to think about the little changes they can make around the home to become more sustainable and reduce waste while getting the whole family involved.”

Visitors will also be able to enjoy free wood-fired pizzas and a native plant giveaway throughout the day.