Taking the earth for granted is easy. Winning a grant to help the earth, however, takes a little more skilful thinking – but clever minds are now invited to take on the challenge as part of the City of Sydney Green Villages initiative. If you’re a not-for-profit group with an idea or two on how to make the city a more sustainable one, grant submissions are open until April 16, with $5,000+ up for grabs to put your ideas into action. But that’s certainly not the only way to get involved with the Green Villages program – just check out this cute ‘n’ convenient Seed to Plate animation. A range of workshops encouraging and celebrating sustainable living – including growing your own food, natural cleaning, worm farms, upcycling and more – will be taking place across the city, with handy green tips and factsheets also available online covering everything from energy-saving advice to biking and composting tips. Finally, get in quick to check out the beautiful greening of Sussex Lane – for today and tomorrow only, it will be transformed into a lush green oasis in the heart of the city. Head along and be inspired.