Five ways to celebrate your wellbeing
Published on 08 March 2023
As Australian’s, we are known for our resilience. The last few years have thrown one too many curveballs our way, especially when it comes to the climate.
Our community spirit continues to prove that we don’t back down though. We will fight to protect our home and its inhabitants. The health and wellbeing of ourselves, our family, our neighbours and our community has been impacted by these challenges.
Below are five free and easy ways to help simultaneously celebrate and protect your wellbeing and the environment.
Share your feedback
Over the last few years we have faced many challenges that have impacted the state of our wellbeing, such as changes to our climate. But we as a community are known for our resilience and resourcefulness.
Tell us how climate change has affected your wellbeing in a short two-minute, confidential survey. To begin click here: mornpen.vic.gov.au/ccsurvey
Alternatively, visit our booth at one of the following market days to tell us in person:
- Hastings Market, Thursday 9 March
- Mornington Peninsula Market, Wednesday 15 March
- Boneo Community Market, Saturday 18 March
- Cerberus Open Day, Sunday 19 March
Clean Up Australia Day
Did you and your crew come together for Clean Up Australia Day last Sunday 5 March? Initiatives like this makes 2023 the year you actively put in effort for the environment and our local wildlife.
It’s rewarding to volunteer – every little bit helps. Plus, getting out for a walk with others is great for your health – improve the health of the environment and yourself at the same time!
To find out more about this initiative and to get ideas, visit Clean Up Australia’s website.
For additional volunteering opportunities not exclusive to Clean Up Australia Day, visit volmornpen.com.au.
World Health Day
Join the celebration for World Health Day on Friday 7 April, on its 75th anniversary! This year the theme is ‘Health For All’, where we can all look back on public health successes that have improved quality of life these past seven decades. We can also use this day to tackle today and tomorrow’s health challenges.
For more information on World Health Day, please visit the World Health Organisation’s
Find out what actions you can take to keep your body and mind healthy while also benefitting the environment here - https://bit.ly/41qW1AG
International Composting Awareness Week
Running from 7-13 May 2023, International Composting Awareness Week includes events, activities and resources to help you learn more about the importance of composting.
Composting improves our soil and supports thriving productive gardens, reduces waste going to landfill and reduces greenhouse gases produced by organic waste in landfill.
We are celebrating by increasing our rebate on compost bins for all residents during the whole month of May! All households (including households with green and food waste bins), child centres and schools are eligible for these generous rebates.
Visit our website to view a full list of products, receive technical support and access discounted compost, worm farm or bokashi systems: mornpen.vic.gov.au/compostingwormfarms
Join in our special International Composting Awareness events:
Composting at home Q&A, 4:30pm 4 May 2023: mornpen.vic.gov.au/compostingqa
Composting masterclass 1:30pm 12 May 2023: mornpen.vic.gov.au/compostingmasterclass
During this week you can also enter a competition for the best compost, as well as registering your own composting event. To find out more, visit International Composting Awareness Week’s website: compostweek.com.au
Get your $250 Power Saving Bonus
Keeping our homes warm in winter and cool in summer is critical to keeping us comfortable and healthy. With the rising price of energy though, paying the bills can be a challenge.
Why not access the State government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus for some much needed relief?
You can apply directly at compare.energy.vic.gov.au.
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“Clean Up Australia Day is a meaningful way to play your part in keeping our beautiful Peninsula litter free and a great opportunity to get some fresh air and meet other locals. Thank you to everyone who joined over the weekend, the time you contributed will not only help the environment, but also the local community's wellbeing.”
Quote attributable to Wellbeing Committee Representative, Councillor Antonella Celi:
“With the cost of living on the rise and the impact this has on our wellbeing, it’s so valuable to find ways that puts the power back in your hands.
“Whether it’s leaving your feedback in our new survey, volunteering your time for initiatives like Clean Up Australia Day or learning about composting and how to improve your health, I encourage you to participate in these exciting opportunities.”