Practically Green

Re-imagine Re-think Re-energise - sustainability events for Nillumbik

Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) will be planning and delivering Nillumbik’s Practically Green events in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

They have been funded by Council and have an exciting series of events planned for the Shire throughout spring. You can look forward to some fun new events and ideas, as well as programs you can join.

It’s an exciting time in energy with so many new technologies and ideas becoming the new norm. Many people want more action to address climate change and CEN is demonstrating practical ways for the Nillumbik community to help make a difference.

Here’s what CEN has planned in 2020:

  • Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September Re-imagine: Sustainable House Day events – Through video tours and live online question and answer sessions with home owners, you will gather inspiration about simple actions you can take to make your home more comfortable and inexpensive to run. Their firsthand experience will show you it’s possible. 
  • Sunday 18 October Re-think: Speed Date a Sustainability Expert – Make free online appointments to speak one to one with experts in energy efficiency, building, water savings, insulation, solar, batteries and more.
  • Re-energise: The Re-energise hub – connect with information, products and suppliers to make your home and business more sustainable.

Also, don’t miss:

  • A bulk purchase of energy efficient appliances for home and work – there’s more to life than solar you know!
  • An electric vehicle display featuring a range of vehicles currently available.
  • Some spectacular art featuring some of our most problematic waste products.

Some of the events may be reimagined into different formats in response to COVID-19, watch this space.

If you are interested in participating in one of the events or would like to join Clean Energy Nillumbik as a member or volunteer contact CEN at

CEN are looking for active and enthusiastic Nillumbik residents and business owners who can help with all the above events. There are lots of jobs so they’ll match you to tasks that fit your interests, skills and available time. Don’t be shy.

Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) started in 2017 with a strategy to have 100% of Nillumbik’s buildings powered by renewable energy by 2028. CEN is incorporated and has a committee and membership of local residents and businesses, all committed to addressing climate change through reducing emissions from fossil fuels.

Sustainable House Day - calling for homes to participate

Does your home have at least four sustainable features? Are you keen to share your hard won sustainability knowledge and experience with others? Did you know that peer to peer learning is one of the most influential ways to effect change?

Sign your house up to Sustainable House Day – this year it’s easier than ever.

The 2020 Sustainable House Day (SHD) is going online in response to COVID-19 uncertainties so there will be no open house tours. Video tours of the houses will be followed up by Zoom Q&A sessions with home owners so participants can get the inside story on what really works. Clean Energy Nillumbik is supporting Nillumbik home owners in participating in Sustainable House Day – The Nillumbik Trail on Sunday 20 September.

What’s involved?

  1. Visit and register your home.
  2. Email to get in touch with Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN).
  3. CEN can assist with:
    1. Completing and uploading the description and images for your registration
    2. Taking photos of your property
    3. Preparing the video tour of your property
    4. Supporting your online live question and answer session with whatever technical support you request.


There’s no better time to be part of this nationwide event to inspire and inform people about the simple actions they can take to make their homes more sustainable.



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