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Earth Hour 2017

Earth Hour is a global environment movement uniting people to protect the planet.

Council will be hosting a number of workshops to provide information on sustainable living, including gardening, transport and making sustainable changes to your home.

Earth Hour events

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This is the 10-year anniversary of Earth Hour – and the theme this year is Join the Future. To celebrate we are hosting a series of community workshops and displays on Saturday 25 March at Realm in Ringwood Town Square.

The activities are a result of the community consultation activity undertaken earlier this year and aim to inspire and encourage the creation of sustainable homes, gardens and transport choices.

Trash Puppets Children’s Workshop

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A fun workshop for children to make their own puppet out of recycled and reused materials.

Find out more or book here.









Habitat Gardens for Wildlife Workshop

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At this workshop Sustainable Gardening Australia will provide information to help you become a ‘Champion for Wildlife’ in your own garden.

Find out more or book here.





Let’s get you rolling! Cycling Workshop

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A workshop to help give you the confidence to start cycling again, along ith information about great cycling routes in Maroondah.

Find out more or book here.





Cool Green Homes Workshop

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Come and find out how to assess your site and use plants and vegetation to help cool down your home and outdoor spaces.

For a valuable pre-workshop opportunity, please see the event page.

Find out more or book here.



In addition to the workshops, activities in Ringwood Town Square will showcase and encourage community participation and interaction with local community groups. There will also be activities in the Library. Please see draft event agenda below.

Library activities 

Saturday story time (with a nature theme) 

11am to 4pm 

Activity table for children (with a climate change theme) 

Ringwood Town Square Expo , 1pm to 4pm Presented by

Create your own ephemeral art masterpiece

Maroondah City Council

Find out all the answers to your questions about electric vehicles and electric bicycles

Cycles Galleria, The Australian Electric Vehicle Association (Victorian Branch)

Get your free plant and ask the experts about the importance of local plants

CRISP Indigenous Plant Nursery

Find out how to identify and manage weeds

Maroondah City Council

Find out about wicking gardens and community groups working together

Transition Towns Maroondah

See the roving puppets (1pm to 3pm)

Trash Puppets

Find out how you can design your garden to keep your home cooler in summer
(2.30pm to 4pm)

Do it on the Roof

This event is a partnership between Transition Towns Maroondah and Maroondah City Council with workshops and activities offered with the support of:

  • Bicycle Network Victoria
  • CRISP Indigenous Plan Nursery
  • Cycles Galleria
  • Do it on the Roof
  • Maroondah Bicycle User Group
  • Sustainable Gardening Australia
  • The Australian Electric Vehicle Association (Victorian Branch)
  • Trash Puppets

Getting to the event


Realm is opposite Ringwood Station, which is on the south side of Maroondah Highway. Ringwood Station is on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines.


The Ringwood bus interchange is in the Ringwood Station forecourt; bus services include:

  • Bus 271 Ringwood – Box Hill via Park Orchards
  • Bus 364 Ringwood – Warrandyte
  • Bus 370 Ringwood – Mitcham via Ringwood North
  • Bus 380 Ringwood – Croydon via Croydon and Croydon Hills
  • Bus 670 Ringwood – Lilydale via Croydon & Chirnside Park
  • Bus 679 Ringwood – Chirnside Park via Canterbury Rd
  • Smart Bus 901 Melbourne Airport – Frankston

For more information about train and bus times please see the PTV website.


Bicycle racks are available in Ringwood Town Square.

Wheelchair access

Ramp and lift wheelchair access to Ringwood Town Square are available from the car park on the Ringwood St and Warrandyte Rd sides. rop off zones are located on Maroondah Highway in front of Cycles Galleria and Realm.

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