Want to learn how to save money on your power bill? Grow a new garden?How to reduce your waste? Clever tips and tricks to make your home more energy efficient? 

We’re keen to help you become more sustainable in your daily life through participation in the Future Living Skills Programme.

Future Living Skills was developed collaboratively by local government in NZ and is supported by Palmerston North City Council.  It is published by independent charity Sustainable Living Education Trust.

Over the eight-week series of interactive workshops, hear from council and community experts on a range of topics, each with their own learning guide (available on the Sustainable Living Education Trust website), and share your own ideas, challenges, and tips.  We can all learn from each other!

Our third 2023 programme will start on Tuesday 12th September from 5:30pm 7:30pm and  registrations are open now.

We encourage participants to come to most of the workshops but do recognise that people have busy lives and may choose to come to just those that they are most interested in.  There is potential to catch up on topics missed at a future series.  For this series we are offering workshops in both Palmerston North (6) and Feilding (2).  The Feilding workshops will be more hands on.

The Palmerston North workshops will be held in the Oroua Room on the ground floor of Palmerston North City Library, entry via George Street. 

Location details for the Feilding workshops to be confirmed 



Tuesday Sept 12 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) 


Waste Minimisation

Tuesday Sept 19 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) 


Water Protection


Break for School Holidays  

Tuesday Oct 10 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) 


Eco-renovation and Energy  

Saturday afternoon Oct 14 Feilding 

(1:30pm – 4:30 pm) 


Gardening  Food Growing

Tuesday Oct 17 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) 


Travel Options

Saturday afternoon Oct 21 Feilding 

(1:30pm – 4:30 pm) 



Tuesday Oct 24 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) 


Resilience  and Emergency Preparedness.

Tuesday Oct 31 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) 


Food Shopping and use


The programme is free though koha is appreciated.

If you would like to register your interest in attending a future series, please email support@enm.org.nz with details


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