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West Stirling Repair Cafe

West Stirling Repair Cafe

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.

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

Make a beeswax food wrap workshop

Make a beeswax food wrap workshop

September 22, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Speedy Spanners Community Centre, 2426 South Western Hwy, Serpentine, Western Australia

Find out how easy it is to make cotton based wraps to cover or wrap your food, replacing the endless amount of soft plastic cling wrap going to landfill. You will make a sandwich wrap and a bowl cover at the workshop.
Cost $16

https://www.facebook.com/events/2074663096130691/

Cleaning with chemistry – South Perth

Cleaning with chemistry – South Perth

September 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
South Perth Library, Cnr South Tce & Sandgate St, South Perth

September 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Manning Library, 2 Conochie Cres, Manning

Cut through the advertising spin of the home hygiene industry with the help of elbow grease and bi-carb soda. Cleaning with chemistry will arm you with a basic understanding of household science and a spray bottle full of natural alternatives to toxic and expensive cleaners.

This workshop is perfect for those looking for environmentally friendly, allergy free, non-toxic alternatives to traditional household cleaners that are also budget friendly.

In the interests of more sustainable living please bring your own mug and/or water bottle

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/get-the-facts-cleaning-with-chemistry-south-perth-tickets-48868814941

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/get-the-facts-cleaning-with-chemistry-manning-tickets-48869006514

Cleaning with Chemistry – Roleystone

Cleaning with Chemistry – Roleystone

September 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone WA 6111, Australia

utting through the advertising spin of the home hygiene industry with the help of elbow grease and bi-carb soda, Cleaning Chemistry will arm you with a basic understanding of household science and a spray bottle full of natural alternatives to toxic and expensive cleaners.
Presented by Switch your thinking this hands-on activities will demonstrate that cleaning can be effective as well as environmentally and budget friendly. Participants will leave with a green cleaner to try at home.

ENROLMENT INFORMATION:
For more information or to book please go to our website www.roleyfamilycentre.com.auand follow the book now option. Alternatively email manager@roleyfamilycentre.com.au

Cost $5

Sustainable House Day Bus Tour

Sustainable House Day Bus Tour

September 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Environment House in Bayswater with the support of Switch Your Thinking is running a bus tour of three homes willing to open their doors for Sustainable House Day 2018. These are homes in the eastern region of Perth.

Sustainable House Day is organised by the Alternative Technology Association and takes place Australia wide each year.

Kim Wilkinson will be your guide for the day. Kim lives in a passive solar designed home and is also on the ATA Committee in WA. Kim has researched each home so that you get the most from each visit. Each home has been chosen because they are designs that are affordable and provide comfortable, efficient and beautiful spaces to live in. If you are considering a build, a renovation or a retrofit of your home to reduce your bills and increase your comfort levels, then you will get a lot of useful information from this event.
Sustainable builds are simple, smart and reap rewards for ever.

Cost $12
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainable-house-day-bus-tour-environment-house-bayswater-tickets-48641429826

Sustainable Tradies meet up

Sustainable Tradies meet up

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
High Street Mall, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Come in with your plans, ideas, projects or problems for an opportunity to ask questions, learn and get in touch with experts who can help you to live more sustainably.

We have a range of sustainability experts, tradespeople and professional services on hand to help you progress your project for example:
-Solar passive design
-Low impact, low toxicity construction
-Learn to reduce your impact in how you live
-Sustainable repairs, restorations & renovations
-Native, eco urban, Mediterranean, vegetable & verge gardens
-Chook pens, compost beds, garden beds & worm farms
-Reticulation, water ponds & grey water systems
-Building from waste with style

Grab a coffee from a nearby cafe and come and chat with our experts in sustainable housing solutions and innovations.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainable-tradies-meet-up-tickets-49325657369

The Seasonal Home and Garden with Josh Byrne

The Seasonal Home and Garden with Josh Byrne

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
19 Grigg Pl, Hilton WA 6163, Australia

Please join us for a two-part workshop series with Josh Byrne on preparing your home and garden for the two big seasonal changes: Winter Pruning, Spring Planting, plus advice on year-round Comfort and Efficiency in the home.
A fundraising event for Hazel Orme Community Kindergarten.
Small group – VERY LIMITED NUMBERS!

Josh Byrne is a well-known local sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter. Josh’s passion for gardening is irresistible and his deep understanding of how homes and gardens fit into the big picture of a sustainable future is inspiring. Josh will be supported by Mark Taylor, building sustainability and energy expert, who will discuss easy ways of making your home more comfortable and efficient across the seasons.

The venue is Josh’s House. Josh’s House combines the highest levels of comfort and energy efficiency with an amazing, productive suburban garden.

Winter Workshop: 23rd June
The winter workshop will cover pruning and helping your garden through winter, as well as ways of keeping your home warm and cosy with less energy.

Spring Workshop: 15th September
The Spring workshop will look at planting, fertilizing and irrigation, and how to keep your home cool without relying on the air conditioner.

Tickets: $95 covering both workshops and refreshments on the day. If only one of the workshops works for you, single tickets are $55.
Contact: hazelorme@gmail.com (0481 067 265) to register for tickets.

Sustainability show offs!

Sustainability show offs!

September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
High Street Mall, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Get a quick fix of sustainability with this Pecha Kucha inspired event.

Ten local home owners and architects will showcase their sustainable home project in a series of rapid fire presentations (20 slides with 20 seconds to speak on each slide).

Presenters include Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, who will talk about his own sustainable home renovation, Dimitri Kapetas from EHDO architecture will present the exciting Nightingale project, Rachel Pemberton will present about Ecoburbia, plus get a sneak preview about some of the homes that will be open for Sustainable House Day on 16 September.

Join us for a drink to celebrate the launch of Fremantle’s Sustainable House Day 2018!
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-show-offs-tickets-49325573117

Community Workshop on Battery Storage

Community Workshop on Battery Storage

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Victoria Park Community Centre, 248 Gloucester St, East Victoria Park WA 6101, Australia

Decision making for residential battery storage solutions that enable solar pv users to store power, reduce their carbon foot print and further reduce electricity bills. If you wish, you can bring your electricity bill and get an estimate of savings that you might make by augmenting your solar pv with battery storage. Swan Greens will also provide an update on adoption trends nationally and locally on rooftop solar.

WORKSHOP CONTENT
Session 1 – Why battery augmentation?
In this session, participants will be introduced to the benefits of solar pv battery augmentation:
-environmental and social
-reducing energy costs
Session 2 – Carbon footprint and financial modelling
In this session, participants, work with production and consumption data to model savings on CO2 emissions and energy costs connected with battery acquisition and the decision to acquire.
Session 3 – Product marketplace
In this session, the product market place is considered inclusive of cost and reliability.
Session 4 – Acquisition, installation and maintenance
In this session, issues with acquisition, installation and maintenance will be discussed

Cost $20
https://contact-wa.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=4499

Zero Waste Beauty

Zero Waste Beauty

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
38 Graham St, Albany, Western Australia

Make your own simple natural beauty products to replace highly packaged petrochemical products. Where to buy ingredients, what to look for, how to incorporate homegrown herbs. Recipes provided.
$5

Book: 9842 1334 or albany@greenskills.org.au

Ladies Night – Womens Business

Ladies Night – Womens Business

September 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Environment House are hosting our first ever LADIES NIGHT
Tuesday September 11th from 5pm til 8pm.

Come along to this exclusive evening filled with environmental information about ideas and items based around women’s business.

A fabulous evening with your girlfriends.
Grab a refreshing drink and a few nibbles, whilst browsing our range of environmental products.

Gold Coin Donation for Entry.

Great Door Prizes on the evening.

So come along, browse chat and enjoy.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ladies-night-womens-business-tickets-49371525562

Repair Cafe Fremantle Repair Session

Repair Cafe Fremantle Repair Session

September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stackwood, 10 Stack St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Bring in your broken household items and jointly repair them, where possible, with one of our local volunteer repairers.
Items for repair include clothing, toys, small furniture, electrical goods with an AC adaptor or battery operated, and bikes. There will also be a glueing/taping workstation and device help for phones, tablets and laptops. Repairs are being made for free, with donations warmly received 🙂

Talking Rubbish

Talking Rubbish

September 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Addie Mills Centre, 6110, 2 Astley St, Gosnells WA 6110, Australia

The City’s Switch your thinking initiative will demonstrate ways to reduce household waste, declutter responsibly and have all your recyclng and waste questions answered.

BYO cup for your tea and coffee for this low-waste event.

Registration information: Contact the City of Gosnells on (08) 9391 6038 or amc@gosnells.wa.gov.au to register.

The Abundance of Less

The Abundance of Less

September 1, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cockburn Health and Community Facility, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success WA 6164, Australia

Are you looking for ways to reduce clutter?
Join us in this workshop that explores how to reduce clutter and discover a sense of spaciousness.

Topics include:
-Back to basics and living simply. Reduce your clutter and be rewarded with more
-Ingenious ways to be more resourceful – three local case studies
-Embracing the new ‘Share Economy’ – collaborative consumption is the new trend
-Food and fashion – clever ways to make more with less
-Becoming waste-wise – save money, develop creativity and help the planet
-Practising the Japanese art of Wabi-sabi.

Cost: $5
Register online or via Customer Service on 08 9411 3444 or email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au
https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/events/24045

Organic Beeswax Wraps-a-make

Organic Beeswax Wraps-a-make

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aroca Healing Centre, 3/7 Finlay Pl, Wangara WA 6065, Australia

Creative folks this one is for you , come and join in this fun and creative workshop and take your goodies home with you 🙂

Making some Beeswax Wraps for your kids school lunches and as food protectors for your kitchen , no more using glad wrap or Tin foil taking a more proactive stand to help Mother Earth

Come and get creative and personalise your own.

Tickets $25
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/71419/organic_beeswax_wrapsamake.aspx

Coffee & Change – Future solutions to present problems

Coffee & Change – Future solutions to present problems

August 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Coffee with A Twist, 105 Burswood Rd, Burswood WA 6100, Australia

Hear from a leading local changemaker in the field of recycling and waste, Darren Lomman, along with Dave Lindner from Vic Park Collective to discuss the most current and pressing sustainability issues facing West Australians.

Tickets are free but due to limited capacity, bookings are essential.

Please let us know if you would like to book the crèche, with the age(s) of your child(ren).
Also please bring a keep cup for discounted beverages!
Dinner will be available for purchase.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=378658&

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

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 Vincent Movie Night

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

“One Big Home” – Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

September 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddington Ale House, 141 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia

Come and join us at the Paddo where we will be watching “One Big Home”.

Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Marthas Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the islands unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenters journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Event Details

– The film starts at 6.30 pm. You will be able to arrive at any time.

– We supply some cushions, if you want to bring your own you are most welcome to.

– No need to print your ticket.

– We apologise that you will not be able to bring your own food and drink to the venue, you will be able to purchase these at The Paddo.

If you wish to support the ongoing work of Transition Town Vincent, we welcome a gold coin donation.

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