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Explore our huge range of free educational resources, and get the tools you need to make meaningful changes at home, school and work. Learn about conservation and sustainability, and how to achieve a cleaner, less wasteful and healthier way of life. 

Environment Centres

Northern Beaches Council has two school environmental education centres. The Coastal Environment Centre and the Manly Environment Centre are dedicated to preserving and conserving our environment. The Coastal Environment Centre is a key driver in educating students about the local environment and sustainability. With 15, 000 students attending programs each year, it plays a very important role in inspiring the next generation to make a difference.Through education, vacation and practical school programs both centres are inspiration for environmental protection. Start learning about our environment and what you can do to best sustain it.

Sustainable Business Network

Education goes a long way to supporting Sustainable Business.The Sustainable Business Network provides a forum for local businesses to share their experiences on how to incorporate sustainable practices into their day-to-day operations. It’s also Council’s opportunity to share updates on sustainability information. To join the network contact Kirstierichardson.bull@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au and find out what’s coming up.

Talks and Activities, Year Round

We’re always hosting sustainability talks or kids’ activities at various venues including the Coastal Environment Centre, Manly Environment Centre and Stony Range Regional Botanic Gardens. Check our What’s On Calendar to see what might be coming up near you.