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Decluttering: All you need is less

Decluttering: All you need is less

May 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
SJ Community Resource Centre, Mundijong, Western Australia

Join Switch your thinking to investigate strategies to get your home organised with less ‘stuff’ and practical tips to keep it this way. This workshop will remind you how to re-use, re-purpose, upcycle recycle or throw out stuff you don’t need.

This is a low waste event, please BYO cup for your tea or coffee.

Free event. Contact Mundijong Library on (08) 9526 1133 to register.

Eco-Friendly Kids Parties

Eco-Friendly Kids Parties

May 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cockburn Integrated Health, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success WA 6964, Australia

REGISTER HERE: ticketbooth.com.au/CityofCockburn
Cost $5

During this workshop you will learn how to create a beautiful party table for a child’s birthday. The class will cover all the basics from food to fun games. We will also create unique party favours that won’t cost the earth. The main focus will be on health, minimising plastic junk and reducing waste.

This workshop is interactive, everyone will participate in creating a component of the party. At the conclusion of the event you will be given an eco-party checklist to take home

The Wasteless Pantry

The Wasteless Pantry

May 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bassendean Memorial Library, 46 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean WA 6054, Australia

It’s time to talk rubbish! Come along to a free interactive workshop on reducing the waste in your kitchen and beyond. Learn about minimising your food waste through discovering better ways to shop, time saving tips that will also cut your environmental footprint, hints on making the most of what is in your pantry and fridge as well as how to store your food to keep it at its freshest.

Feel free to bring your lunch, sit back and enjoy a new way of looking at things.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=371219&

Living Well in WA Expo

Living Well in WA Expo

May 19, 2018 – May 20, 2018
Claremont Showground, 1 Graylands Rd, Claremont WA 6010, Australia

Join Perth’s most exciting event showcasing the best eco-friendly natural health and wellness products and services for living an abundant good life.

Explore Experience and Enjoy!
· Meet your Tribe and connect with Perth’s leading businesses and natural health practitioners
· Attend Free Talks, Seminars and Workshops with bestselling authors
· Experience mindfulness meditations, music, laughter yoga and sound healing sessions
· Enjoy Vegan and raw, vegetarian super foods and allergy free meals
· Family Friendly – Earth play activities for children, conscious parenting talks
· Eco Friendly environmental upcycling and recycled chemical free products
· Dare to be Different Art Exhibition and Home Schoolers Photography Exhibition
· Sample Organic, Vegan and Preservative free wines

Dates: 19th & 20th May 2018
Times: 9.30am to 5.30pm each day
Venue: Claremont Showgrounds

Take Charge of Your Health and Wellness – Register for your FREE ticket today…offer ends April 30th.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-well-in-wa-expo-tickets-42591780161 

Website: https://livingwellinwa.com.au/ 

All About the Bokashi Composting System

All About the Bokashi Composting System

May 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
BAYSWATER FAMILY CENTRE INC, 53 Murray St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Learn all about Bokashi from a Bayswater local who makes the bulk Bokashi mix for Environment House. Taeko’s enthusiasm for Effective Microbes and using them to compost your waste into a high value product is infectious. Taeko has identified the most effective way to operate a Bokashi Composting System and will also explain how to make your own Bokashi mix, injecting the micro-organisms you need in this anaerobic composting system. Environment House volunteers have already done this workshop and everyone took a lot away from it, even those of us who have used a Bokashi system for many years.

Cost: $12

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/all-about-the-bokashi-composting-system-tickets-44719034837

Sustainable Villages Expo

Sustainable Villages Expo

May 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Murdoch University, 90 South St, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia

Sustainable Villages Expo – To Grow Support for the Tiny House Movement. Organising around enthusiasms. Promoting alternatives. Providing Real Options.

This EXPO connects exhibitors with people concerned about three key housing issues:
1. Affordability,
2. Accessibility and
3. Sustainability

Australia is experiencing the “BIGGEST housing BUBBLE in history” and currently has the 3rd most expensive housing in the World (after Monaco and Switzerland). Worse still, energy consumption is high, costly and projected to be increasingly unreliable and unsustainable.

The EXPO promotes multi-scalar solutions, focused on living in smaller housing communities planned in harmony with nature to: (a) improve lifestyles, (b) enhance livelihoods and (c) ramp-up restoration of the Earth’s life support system (biosphere).

https://www.facebook.com/sustainablevillagesexpo/

Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Beeswax Wrap Workshop

May 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Hwy & Murdoch Dr, Winthrop WA 6155, Australia

Beeswax wraps are nature’s alternative to plastic food packaging. If you are keen to lower your carbon footprint and reduce waste sent to landfill, beeswax wraps are the perfect solution!

Bring your own fabric and make your own wraps. Perfect for school lunchboxes or keeping snacks handy when you are on the go!

Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.
Cost: $6

http://melvillecity.com.au/environment-and-waste/piney-lakes/piney-lakes-events

Homes of the Future NOW

Homes of the Future NOW

May 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hotel Northbridge, 210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

Join the Passive House expert Daniel live: find out what you need to do to live in a healthy and comfortable home in Western Australia.

This event will be an introduction into the impact of the indoor environment on health and comfort. Why do we need to change our building practice and where are we in the development of high-performance housing? Furthermore, the holistic “Passive House” concept will be explained in an understandable way, by describing the five main “Passive House” components in detail. The major findings of the thesis: “Passive House design for Perth, Western Australia” will be shown and discussed.

Cost: $40 ($50 at the door)
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/homes-of-the-future-now-tickets-44791565779

An Introduction to Effective Microbes – Make your Own Activated EM for Healthy House and Garden

An Introduction to Effective Microbes – Make your Own Activated EM for Healthy House and Garden

May 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

A probiotic chemical free solution to cleaning your house and improving your garden. EM is a a collection of beneficial microbes which was originally developed in Japan 35 years ago and is now used in more than 100 countries around the world.

This workshop will cover the following topics
– What is EM and its applications
– How to use it in the house, garden and for pet care.
– How to make activated EM which has all the benefits of EM at a greatly reduced cost

You will a free sample of activated EM!
Cost: $17

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/an-introduction-to-effective-microbes-make-your-own-activated-em-for-healthy-house-and-garden-tickets-44869584134

Make your own Beeswax Wraps

Make your own Beeswax Wraps

May 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia

REGISTER HERE: ticketboothcom.au/CityofCockburn
Cost $5 pp

Learn how to make beautiful, reusable and natural food wraps in this workshop by Aline from Green Skills .

Beeswax wraps are a fun, natural, compostable, safe alternative to plastic cling wrap. Each participant will get to take home up to three beeswax wraps. And the skills to make plenty more!

This crafty workshop is suitable for teens and adults. BYO 100% cotton fabric (1m) to use on the day. Everything else will be provided.

Earth Carers Course

Earth Carers Course

May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Shenton Park Community Centre, 240 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park WA 6008, Australia

Recycle bin overflowing? Got too much stuff? The Earth Carers Course will show you how to live with less waste. Hosted by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s waste education team, the course runs over five sessions and includes topics such as recycling food scraps, decluttering, green cleaning and a tour of a waste recovery facility plus handy tips on how you can refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle.

The course is free to western suburbs residents located in the council areas of Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe, Subiaco and Claremont.

When: Course runs over three consecutive weeks with three Thursday evenings and two Saturday mornings. 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th and 17th May.

Where: Shenton Park Community Centre, Onslow Road, Shenton Park (plus tours off-site).

Registrations are essential, please book online at Eventbrite or phone 9384 4003.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/waste-no-more-free-earth-carers-course-may-2018-tickets-42894776431

Composting Workshop

Composting Workshop

May 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Highgate Primary School, 147 Lincoln St, Highgate WA 6003, Australia

FREE COMPOSTING WORKSHOP ♻️🐛
📅 Wednesday 2 May
📍 Highgate Primary School

Did you know that almost 45% of an average household bin is food and garden waste? Come along to our FREE workshop and learn everything you need to know about home composting, Bokashi Bins and worm farming.

Places are limited so please call the City’s Waste Team on 9273 6543 or email waste.enquiry@vincent.wa.gov.au to sign up for the workshop.

As a City of Vincent resident you also have the opportunity to purchase a range of composting and worm farming equipment for your home at a subsidised rate.

ℹ️www.vincent.wa.gov.au/residents/environment-health/environment-sustainability/green-initiatives/compost-recycling-initiative.aspx

Community Building & Living Series: Exploring Community Living

Community Building & Living Series: Exploring Community Living

May 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Meeting Place Community Centre, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162, Australia

Community living. For some people ‘the idea of communal living conjures up images of `70s flower power and mung-bean-eating hippies’. But, almost daily, we see and read rticles and stories about people aspiring to and creating opportunities for community living. There is no doubt a growing interest. But there are also many questions. What is it? What are the benefits? What are my expectations of community living? Is it for me? What am I willing to share, and what not? What are the challenges? What does it take for communities to thrive?

In this event we’ll explore community living together. We will look at a number of case studies, and explore answers to the questions raised in a fun and creative way.

Our aim is that at the end of the evening you will have a felt experience of community living, and have more clarity around what community living for you should look like.

Cost: $35
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/community-building-living-series-exploring-community-living-tickets-44135479407

Clothing Swap ~ Fashion Revolution

Clothing Swap ~ Fashion Revolution

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Replants.com, 96 Wray Ave, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Clothing Swap
Children welcome, there will be an outdoor activity.
Fair Trade Tea and Coffee

Garment criteria:
This time we’ll be swapping well looked, after, good condition items as well as high quality, well made to last garments (think vintage, fair trade/organic, natural fabrics, designer). We’ll be accepting items with minor wear and tear (small rips, missing buttons or zips) to encourage mending of clothes otherwise totally wearable. This time there will be a 20 item max on the number of clothes you can bring so choose wisely!

Clothes drop off and sorting:
All clothes intended to be swapped on the day must be dropped off at Replants between Monday the 23rd of April and Sunday 29th between 10am and 4pm (9am Sunday at the latest).

Token system:
One “token” will be allocated per suitable item dropped off.
And 2 tokens per high quality/vintage/fairtrade/designer item dropped off
The number of tokens you receive will be the limit on the number of clothes you get to take home. No tokens are given to garments that don’t fit the outlined criterion.

Volunteering/ bartering for tickets:
$10 tickets will be sold on the door. The $10 is just to cover admin and venue costs but otherwise, the day is cost and hassle free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/497315730665805/

Cutting Kitchen Waste

Cutting Kitchen Waste

Switch Your Thinking will discuss strategies to help reduce your food waste and provide you with a new outlook on how you can minimise your waste!

Learn about the problem of food waste and how you can take action from your very own kitchen. 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.

April 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cannington Library, Cannington Leisureplex, 233 Sevenoaks St, Cannington WA 6107, Australia
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cutting-kitchen-waste-hosted-by-switch-your-thinking-tickets-43706742042

May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
3 Peel St, Mandurah WA 6210, Australia
Contact the City of Mandurah on (08) 9550 3941 to register.
https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/whats-on/calendar/community-event/cutting-your-kitchen-waste-workshop

Living Smart courses

Living Smart courses

Hilton 7 week course

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fremantle Police & Community Youth Centre (PCYC), 34 Paget St, Hilton WA 6163, Australia

(PLEASE NOTE – This is a seven week course that runs weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.00pm. It starts on May 2nd and finishes on June 13)

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the earth like you do?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family. The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information call Shani on 0417 941 991 or email her ecoburbia@gmail.com

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-smart-hilton-7-week-course-tickets-42347671024

 

Living Smart – South Perth

May 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
City of South Perth Civic Centre Reception Room – Sandgate Street corner of South Terrace – South Perth, WA 6151 – Australia

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the earth like you do?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family. The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

PLEASE NOTE This is a seven week course that will run on a Thursday night from 6.30 until 9pm starting on May10th and running until June 21st.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information call Shani on 0417 941 991 or email her ecoburbia@gmail.com

The Living Smart program is now coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see livingsmart.org.au

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-smart-south-perth-7-week-course-starting-in-may-tickets-41516053634

 

Living Smart – Kwinana

May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
William Bertram Community Centre, Johnson Rd, Bertram WA 6167, Australia

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the earth like you do?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family. The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

PLEASE NOTE This is a seven week course that will run on a Thursday night from 6.30 until 9pm starting on May10th and running until June 21st.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information or to register contact Kwinana’s Sustainability officer Sarah McCabe on 9439 0243 or Sarah.McCabe@kwinana.wa.gov.au

The Living Smart program is now coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see livingsmart.org.au

 

Living Smart – Margaret River

May 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Margaret River Education Campus, 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia

Do you want to leave a lighter footprint? Simplify your lifestyle & enjoy more of the good stuff? Save money & our environment at the same time? Connect with like-minded others in your community? If yes to any of these, then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is an interactive 7 session sustainability course for adults (16+). Through hands-on practical activities, presentations & guest speakers we look at ways to live healthier, grow our own food, reduce our power, water & waste, create fabulous compost & make our own chemical-free household cleaners. During our sessions you will meet inspirational locals sharing their sustainability journeys, and of course the knowledge & experience you bring is invaluable too!

This course runs over 6 weeks from 5:30-8pm Monday 30 April to Monday 4th June, & includes a local ‘gardening’ field trip on Saturday 26th May from 2-4:30pm. Facilitator Laura Bailey is an experienced sustainability educator with a background in renewables, energy assessing, permaculture & regenerative farming.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Augusta Margaret River Shire, the only cost to you for the 7 sessions is $80 waged or $40 for valid concession card holders (monies go to the not-for-profit organisation Be Living Smart)! Please book early to avoid disappointment, as places will be limited.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/margaret-river-living-smart-course-7-sessions-tickets-43691136365

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

Apr 21st, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
May 19th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jun 16th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jul 21st, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug 18th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

“Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future” – Transition Town Guildford Movie Night

Thursday, May 10 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James St, Guildford, WA

We continue the theme of touring positive examples with this month’s Australian film:

“Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.”

“Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments? Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.”

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