Ecoburbia is about creating more sustainable and connected communities.

The work we do includes running hands on workshops for local councils and other organisations, presenting the award winning Living Smart course, and giving talks and presentation to different  A recent TEDxPerth talk Shani  did has proved very popular with both community groups and corporate clients

Tours of Ecoburbia have proved popular with individuals and families as well as universities and school groups - a tour makes a very different staff development opportunity!

From an hour "lunch and learn" session to a whole day conference or series of workshops, we are happy to tailor a program to meet your needs, and  encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss what might suit your group.

day 3 (24) Our most popular talks and workshops 

The workshops listed below are also available as static displays where people can interact and ask questions on a more informal nature. These displays are perfect for Fairs and Fetes, or for use outside a library or community centre.

  • Creating Compost
  • Checking out chickens
  • Could you live plastic free?
  • Growing your own food - what can you do inyour backyard?
  • Create your own veggie bed
  • Seed saving and plant propogation
  • Solar passive house design
  • Water water everywhere?
  • Building community in your street
  • Green cleaning
  • Urban beekeeping
  • Cooking with the sun
  • Keeping a goat - could it be for you?
  • Preserving the harvest
  • Sustainability in action
  • Retrosurburbia
  • Frugal Hedonism - a book review
  • Goal setting and life planning
  • Redefining retirement

For more information about these workshops download our workshop booklet Ecoburbia Workshops 

Facilitation Services Shani's background is education. Before her current sustainable education focus, she worked as a teacher, school principal, manager of District Operations, teacher trainer and coach. Throughout her career she was asked to present to groups - from groups of school psychologists to major principals' conferences.

26 purdy TED (40)Shani offers a variety of specific facilitation services including  a two day Facilitation Training workshop.

Shani is also a skilled master of ceremonies. She is often asked to MC panels, and manages questions from the floor with flair and humour. She loves being the MC at conferences, and does a wonderful poetry "round up" of the conference events.

Shani's favourite facilitation tool is Open Space She has used this technology to facilitate discussions for groups of 13 to 250.

If you need a presenter, teacher or facilitator with a sound educational background, a great sense of humour and an innate ability to connect with your group, please get in touch.