Sustainable Christmas in Sunbury

Austin, 2, at Sunbury Neighbourhood House, (Damjan Janevski). 376369_03

This year Sunbury Neighbourhood House has incorporated an ‘upcycled Christmas’ theme for its decorations, in keeping with its sustainable Sunbury environmental programs.

With the upcycled theme, a number of the decorations are paper craft using book pages, and tree ornaments made from sliced and dehydrated oranges, which were from a surplus supply.

Neighborhood house community development coordinator Cathy Grose said a number of participants joined in, and manager Hope Jenkins inspired the decorations with her crafting enthusiasm.

“It has been wonderful to see the enthusiasm from a number of our participants who were keen to get involved,” she said.

“It’s pretty special to see and hear the reactions from our smallest visitors too, now that all the parts have come together.

“We love working in a collaborative way, it’s so rewarding. Many decorations are pre-loved and donated, and many are handmade.”

Everyone enjoyed the fun the decorations created and positive conversations sparked.

The festive ‘upclycled Christmas’ display can be enjoyed anytime the building is open, especially during office hours, on Monday to Thursday, 10am-4pm.