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West Stirling Repair Cafe

West Stirling Repair Cafe

September 8 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
West Stirling Neighbourhood House, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview WA 6018, Australia
Our Repair Cafe is a community meeting place where visitors bring in broken items and learn to fix them with the help of a volunteer expert.
So whether it’s a broken toy, chair, bike, jacket, computer or something else, if you can carry it with 2 hands we’ll take a look at it free of charge.

Transition Town Bayswater Movie Night

Transition Town Bayswater Movie Night

“One Big Home” – Transition Town Bayswater Movie Night

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
City of Bayswater Civic Centre, 61 Broun Ave, Morley WA 6943, Australia

Transition Town Bayswater and Environment House bring you this insightful new documentary and the Director will chat to us from the US about his movie after the screening. Don’t miss this one!

How do you ask the hard questions in your community? Carpenter Thomas Bena’s experience is that you do it out of caring and not out of anger.

Join us in the Embleton Room at the City of Bayswater Council Building for Transition Town Bayswater’s fourth movie night. One Big Home is a new documentary by a Carpenter who decided to ask a hard question about why people want bigger (houses) when it might not be better. This documentary explores the role our landscape plays in defining our sense of place and how failing to conserve natural places changes this sense of place. The process of answering this question led to a campaign that achieved a change in planning regulations in his community. Although this documentary is set in Martha’s Vineyard, it resonates with the changes in our community as we face issues such as the preservation of our few remaining natural wetlands from development and how we can conserve significant trees on public and private land and better understand them as a joint community asset.

Thomas Bena (One Big Home Director) has asked to join us for a Q&A after the movie – skyped in from the US.

Free entry.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/one-big-home-transition-town-bayswater-movie-night-tickets-49695334082

Solar battery storage revolution

Solar battery storage revolution

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Learn about the facts and figures, myths and milestones from a Tesla Energy Authorised Reseller. Availability is limited so please register soon to avoid disappointment. Real questions and real answers from Perth’s solar energy experts.

Free event. Light supper provided.
https://www.cleannrg.com.au/registration/

Cutting Kitchen Waste

Cutting Kitchen Waste

October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Australians throw away four million tonnes of food every year. When you discard food, you are also discarding all of the water, fertiliser, fuel and energy that were used to get that food to your plate. By switching a few habits you can make a big difference to your emissions and your household budget.

Switch your thinking will reveal strategies to help reduce and minimise your food waste. Learn about this significant problem and how you can take action that will make a difference from your very own kitchen.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cutting-kitchen-waste-tickets-46278305658

Living Smart course – Fremantle

Living Smart course – Fremantle

October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Meeting Place Community Centre, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162, Australia

Whether you are on the journey to a more sustainable lifestyle or just starting out, the Living Smart course can help take you further to a happier, healthier life.

The course covers diverse and rich content from learning how to reduce water use and waste to landfill, grow your own food, swap to no-chemical cleaning and live more simply. It is an interactive course, with lots of hands-on activities as well as a field trip. Over the course of the 7 weeks you’ll also get to know other like-minded community members and be inspired.

Runs until Nov 27.
Cost $40-$80
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fremantle-living-smart-course-over-7-weeks-tickets-48437686424

TrulyTwilight CrueltyFree EnviroFayre

TrulyTwilight CrueltyFree EnviroFayre

October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

I’m so happy and proud to welcome everyone to EnviroBren’s TrulyTwilight CrueltyFree EnviroFayre.
It’ll be the same chilled out, groovy atmosphere as the last CrueltyFree EnviroFayre but in a different timeframe to maximise our lovely October spring weather.

Bring along your family, kids and friends to this dog friendly (dogs on leads) event.
Listen to our brilliant musical talent while sipping on your kombucha or drinking your coffee.
Choose from a fantastic range of absolutely delish vegan food which will tantalise your tastebuds.
Come check out our amazingly diverse stallholders who will wow and educate you with their products/services.
Learn what our Not-For-Profit organisations are all about and how you can help.
Are you excited yet?

Creating Wellness with Living Smart

Creating Wellness with Living Smart

October 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cockburn Health and Community Facility, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success WA 6164, Australia

Have you made a few healthy changes in your life, but not sure what else to do? Is chemical free cleaning and personal care important to you? Are you interested in growing your own food? Would you like to explore ways to simplify your life and reduce your eco footprint? Do you want to meet like-minded people who care about the future like you do?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Creating Wellness with Living Smart is a 4-week workshop style course in which we will explore practical ways to achieve wellness, making yourself, your home, your garden and our planet healthier and more sustainable. The course is fun and interactive, with plenty of opportunities for learning new skills and sharing with others, as well as reflecting on your own behaviour and lifestyle choices.

Topics include: finding personal wellness, creating a healthy home, growing your own food, cutting your food miles, reducing the footprint of our purchases, and generally living simply.

Cost: $15-$25
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/creating-wellness-with-living-smart-tickets-46515593392

WASTEless: Take Action to Reduce Your Waste

WASTEless: Take Action to Reduce Your Waste

October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
99 Shepperton Rd, Victoria Park WA 6100, Australia

Inspired by the War on Waste? Want to make a difference and find out what changes you can adopt – as well as how to implement them? This 4 week course will give you the skills, tools and resources you need to take action to reduce your landfill waste, rethink recycling, and make positive changes to your lifestyle.

This course is focussed on solutions: the actions that we can take in our day-to-day lives to live better with less waste. There is a big focus on “how”, with practical, step-by-step strategies for making positive changes.

Sessions run on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm until 8.45pm for 4 weeks beginning 11th October. We will cover:
> Changing Habits
> Recycling Right
> Fighting Food Waste
> Food Shopping and Food Storage
> Bathroom and Beauty, Laundry and Cleaning
> Choosing Better

The course includes practical advice and knowledge for living with less waste in Perth (focussing on the Town of Victoria Park); cheatsheets and checklists to help you take action; the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share ideas; hands-on DIY activities with samples to take home; and plenty of enthusiasm, support and encouragement along the way!

All course materials are included.

Participants will finish the course with a clear understanding of the steps they can take to reduce their weekly rubbish and recycle less (and better), and the skills and understanding to take action.

Cost $50
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wasteless-take-action-to-reduce-your-waste-begins-october-2018-tickets-48979714645

Festival of Forgotten Skills

Festival of Forgotten Skills

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Glen Forrest Community Garden, 56 Hardey Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia

Free hands-on event. Workshops, activities and PIZZA. Learn old skills, play old games. Fun afternoon with no money, no power, no waste.

Hosted by Glen Forrest Community Garden.

Creating a Healthy Home

Creating a Healthy Home

October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Short Street Kitchen, Stoneville, Western Australia

his workshop is all about raising awareness and introducing small positive changes you can make that will have a big impact on the health and well-being of you and your family. Leave with practical suggestions and manageable solutions that are easy and inexpensive to empower you to make wiser lifestyle choices.

Learn about the importance of knowing what goes into your body, what you put onto your body and the home environment you spend time in.

You will learn about the common toxins and chemicals found in food and day-to-day products, how to recognise them on a label and best of all – simple and natural alternatives to avoid them completely.

Demonstrations include:
-All-purpose home cleaning spray
-Washing powder
-Luxurious foaming body wash
-Toxin and aluminium-free deodorant
-Fluoride-free toothpaste

A delicious healthy afternoon tea is provided with fresh organic coffee and tea.
Places are limited to 12 people.
Cost $35
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/creating-a-healthy-home-tickets-47761524004

Western Earth Carers Course

Western Earth Carers Course

October 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Claremont Park, Claremont WA 6010, Australia

Inspired by the War on Waste and want to know how you can do more? Are you interested in exploring ways to live with less waste whilst meeting likeminded people in your community? This Earth Carers course will give residents of Perth’s western suburbs the knowledge and skills to rethink their waste.
This course runs over five sessions over three weeks. Participants need to be available for three Wednesday evenings (3rd, 10th and 17th October, 6:30 – 9pm) and two Saturday sessions (6th October, 9am-2pm and 13th October, 1:30-3:30pm ).

-Tours of waste facilities and community gardens
-Worm farming and composting
-Green cleaning
-Zero waste living
-Minimising food waste
-Waste management in Perth
-Safe ways to recycle or dispose of difficult items like electronic waste, batteries, fluoros and chemicals

For more information on the Western Earth Carers course and the program call us on 9384 4003 with any questions.
Cost $25
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/western-earth-carers-course-october-2018-tickets-48822159393

All Things Waxy, Buzzy & Sweet workshop

All Things Waxy, Buzzy & Sweet workshop

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Duncraig Edible Garden, Duncraig WA 6023, Australia

A workshop where we will be making bees wax coated cotton wraps, wax coated fruit and vegetable bags and bees wax lip balm.

Also present will be an Apiarist, who will give an introduction to Beekeeping, some information sheets to take home and some fresh organic honey to taste. There might be minor changes to content convered in the workshop that we will announce closer to the date.

You will be able to purchase packs of cotton bags, cotton sheets and wax to take home with you if you would like to make them at home for a small donation.

Please note there will be no bees brought to the garden so no risk of stings to anyone (there may be random bees flying around in the garden as they are free to do so and pollinate out plants).

Tickets $10. Please purchase 2 tickets ($20 total value) for a family attending the event.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-things-waxy-buzzy-sweet-workshop-tickets-48903062376

City of Vincent Decluttering Workshop

City of Vincent Decluttering Workshop

September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Want to learn how to get clutter out of life, for good? Join us for a FREE workshop delivered by the Switch Your Thinking Team.

Discover how to live with less stuff and learn practical tips to help simplify your life. A reminder to re-use, re-purpose, upcycle, recycle or find a new home for the throw away stuff you just don’t need.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/city-of-vincent-decluttering-workshop-tickets-47578058253

Making Your Own Beeswax Wraps Workshop

Making Your Own Beeswax Wraps Workshop

September 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
BAYSWATER FAMILY CENTRE INC, 53 Murray St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Back due to popular demand and ready for Christmas. Come along and learn how to make your own beautiful beeswax wrap, for yourself, or as a Christmas present. These wraps are the perfect gift to replace cling wrap in your home with something far kinder to the environment. These practical hands on workshops are also a good place to have conversations with other people about reducing our reliance on plastic in our lives. You will come away with lots of ideas, information and inspiration.

Cost $12
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/making-your-own-beeswax-wraps-workshop-tickets-49521078880

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

Oct 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 17th , 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Academy Cafe Mount Hawthorn, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia

 Bring in your broken items from home and fix them with the help of our volunteer experts. We can look at bikes, clothing, small furniture, household items and low voltage electrical. For more info, or to find out what electrical items you can bring in, see repaircafeperth.org

Hills Food Share

Hills Food Share

Held every third Sunday of the month, 9-10am
M J Morgan Reserve, Railway Tce, Glen Forrest

Upcomiang dates:
Sunday September 16 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday October 21 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday November 18 @ 9 – 10am

The Sharing Economy is alive in the Hills!

Bring your surplus garden produce: Fruit, Veggies, Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, even garden paraphernalia & books

Share what others bring… or just hang out & chat..
Eat really local food (talk to the person who grew it!)
Share cultivation & preparation tips
Come and be part of our growing community.

http://mt.org.au/?p=1083

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

“Food Coop” – Transition Town Guildford Movie Night

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James St, Guildford, WA

FOOD COOP takes us deep into the belly of the Park Slope Food Coop, one of America’s oldest cooperative food supermarkets, with a healthy dose of insight and wit.

Nestled deep in New York City, which, for many, exemplifies both the glory and the horrors of the capitalist spirit, you can find this highly prosperous institution, just as American and certainly more efficient than Wall Street, but whose objective is entirely non-profit. Working against everything that defines “The American Way of Life,” the basic principles of the Park Slope Food Coop are simple: each of its 16,000 members work 2.75 hours per month to earn the right to buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices. This Brooklyn coop founded in 1973 is probably the best implemented socialist experience in the United States.

Through FOOD COOP, you will see this institution come to life and witness how the enthusiasm that animates the Park Slope Food Coop demonstrates a potential for change; how the coop’s mode of participation viscerally teaches democracy to those who take part in its activities.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

Join us for food and drinks from 6pm onwards, Movie starts at 7pm

Entry by donation.

https://transitiontownguildford.com