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Solar battery storage revolution

Solar battery storage revolution

July 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mundijong Uniting Church, 18 Paterson St, Mundijong WA 6123, Australia

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Friends group, in partnership with Switch your thinking, are pleased to present solar battery experts CleanNRG.

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.
https://www.cleannrg.com.au/registration/

Sustainability Speed Dating

Sustainability Speed Dating

July 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

What’s happening in the Perth sustainability scene? So much cool stuff it’s hard to keep up! Let’s gather to hear from three of our favourite change-makers giving honest insight to the projects they’ve been working on. Then a chance to relax over a drink and nibbles, whilst we run through some structured networking so you can meet new people and help us map out who’s doing what in the sustainability realm in Perth right now. Get your passion projects on the map!

Speakers to be announced soon- we promise they are fabbo!

Tickets $8
Ticket includes nibbles, there will be a cash bar.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-speed-dating-tickets-46488236567

Produce Bags Workshop

Produce Bags Workshop

July 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Yangebup Family Centre Inc, 11 Dunraven Dr, Yangebup WA 6164, Australia

Make a set of produce bags to replace single use plastic bags when collecting fruit and veg at the supermarket. Bring a sewing machine if you have one – don’t sew? no problem there is plenty of other tasks to do. Creche available.
Bookings essential
https://www.trybooking.com/WPXP

Winter Warmer Films – Living the Change

Winter Warmer Films – Living the Change

July 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St Barnabas Hall, 40 Railway Rd, Kalamunda, Western Australia

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.

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.

This event is fundraising for Transition Town Kalamunda. Tickets are $10 incluing a bowl of homemade vegie soup. Please register via Eventbrite and pay cash on the night.

Doors open at 6:30. Movie starts at 7:15.
Ages 12+
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/winter-warmer-films-living-the-change-tickets-46560013253

Happy and healthy homes workshop

Happy and healthy homes workshop

July 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Make your own beauty, home and garden products.

This workshop will give you the practical skills, easy to follow recipes and ideas to make toxic free products for you and your family. You will get to make your own toothpaste, deodorant and hand cleaners.

The workshop will also cover integrated pest management for home and garden from one of Perth’s leading experts in the area. Learn about low toxicity management of pests such as rats, mice, cockroaches, flies and mozzie. Understand how to develop beneficial predators in your home and garden so your family can be safe from toxic substances that cause problems in our Ecosystem and to our health.

Free workshop. Light refreshments provided.

https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/whats-on/Events/

Give and Take: Women’s Clothes Swap

Give and Take: Women’s Clothes Swap

July 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Kallaroo Anglican Community Playgroup, 1 Aristride Ave, Kallaroo WA 6025, Australia

Take along your clean, excellent-condition women’s clothes, shoes, bags, costume jewellery and accessories you no longer want.

Enjoy coffee, cake and conversation, meet new people and have some fun, while clothes are being sorted.

Then ‘shop’ for excellent condition replacements.

Cost: $10 no rsvp required

Decluttering and Making Bees Wax Wraps

Decluttering and Making Bees Wax Wraps

July 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BAYSWATER FAMILY CENTRE INC, 53 Murray St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Do you get the feeling that your life is full of things you don’t need? This decluttering workshop is a reminder to re-use, re-purpose, upcycle, recycle or throw out stuff you don’t need. We will also be making beeswax wraps using the great local product made by Natural Storage Company, so you can learn how to upcycle some fabric and remove plastic wrap from your life as well.
Tickets $15.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/decluttering-and-making-bees-wax-wraps-tickets-47129528689

History of Plastic – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

History of Plastic – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WMRC, Wearne House, 40 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA 6011, Australia

Plastics are commonplace in many households, but are they a necessity or a nuisance?

China’s recent recycling restrictions and the WA plastic bag ban starting 1 July, has put plastic under the spotlight – so can we live a life without plastic and where do we start?

The Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s Waste Education team invites you to join Bottle for Botol founder and WMRC Waste Educator, Christine Parfitt for a free public talk.

The talk will provide you with useful household tips on reducing plastic consumption as well as learning the history of plastic and its impact on the environment.

Be inspired to take action and enjoy complimentary refreshments while part of a movement creating lasting change.

Light refreshments will be provided at the event
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/history-of-plastic-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-tickets-46832328756

Beeswax Wraps Workshop

Beeswax Wraps Workshop

July 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Yangebup Family Centre Inc, 11 Dunraven Dr, Yangebup WA 6164, Australia

Learn how to make beeswax food wraps – using wax from Ann’s own beehive! The wraps can be used instead of cling wrap and then just wipe clean. No sewing required. Creche available.

Bookings essential
https://www.trybooking.com/WPXP

Coping with the Bag Ban – Plastic Free for Beginners

Coping with the Bag Ban – Plastic Free for Beginners

July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

There’s no excuse for single use! Following the 1 July WA-wide plastic bag ban, join Lindsay Miles from Treading My Own Path for a free talk on plastic pollution and how to live a plastic-free life.

This introductory presentation is for those with limited knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. In her talk, Lindsay will encourage participants to think about their current behaviours and highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, with a focus on single-use disposables and their practical alternatives.

Bookings are essential for this free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coping-with-the-bag-ban-plastic-free-for-beginners-tickets-46789414398

Sustainable Buildings & Communities

Sustainable Buildings & Communities

July 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Neighbourhoods that promote healthy, secure, equitable and sociable living form part of truly sustainable cities and nations. Join us for our second event in the Sustainable Built Environment Series, as we explore with three special guest speakers what it takes to develop Sustainable Communities, how they thrive and what challenges we face in urban areas.

The following speakers will discuss the importance of Sustainable Communities within our local communities and as the driver of sustainable change around the world.

-Nadja Kampfenkel, Sustainability Manager WA Communities at Lendlease Alkimos — new benchmark for sustainable living
-Eugenie Stockmann, Founder of Green Fabric Community Led Development: Delivering Housing Affordability?
-Joanne Fotakis,Board Member and Activation Army Chief at Activate Perth Who do they think they are? Community, business and government working together for better outcomes

Tickets $10 – $20
To book go to: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=386911&

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

July 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Byford Hall, 9 Clifton St, Byford WA 6122, Australia

This introductory presentation is for participants with limited prior knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. The session gently encourages participants to think about their current behaviours, and introduces ideas to make small changes with big impacts, with a focus on single-use disposables and the practical alternatives. Focussing on practical tips, we’ll highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, discuss reframing the idea of waste and address the premise of creating new habits.

Free workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coping-with-the-plastic-bag-ban-with-lindsay-miles-tickets-45929046013

Natural Cleaning with Chemistry

Natural Cleaning with Chemistry

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wanneroo Public Library, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo, Western Australia

Want to have a hygienic house without using toxic chemicals and expensive cleaners? This workshop will help you understand household science and what natural alternatives there are to clean your home that are allergy free and environmentally friendly too!

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-natural-cleaning-with-chemistry-wanneroo-library-tickets-44505615494

Plastic not so Fantastic – Kwinana

Plastic not so Fantastic – Kwinana

July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave & Robbos Pl, Kwinana Town Centre WA 6167, Australia

Presented by declutter and revamp specialist Kerry Pond in conjunction with Switch your Thinking. This workshop will inspire you to achieve changes in behaviour to reduce the use of plastic in general with a focus on single use plastic. Door prizes provided by City of Kwinana. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available.

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastic-not-so-fantastic-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-47197797884

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert

July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 20 Poore Grove, Munster WA 6166, Australia

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert is an opportunity for you to get free one-on-one advice with a wide range of experts, including sustainable architects/designers, solar/battery, energy efficiency, strata sustainability, low water garden and permaculture experts.

If you are looking to make your home more efficient, more comfortable to live in and cheaper to run, or if you have plans to remodel or build or want a more water-wide garden – then this is the event for you. Register today to secure your spot. The event is free but registration is required.

http://sdse.ata.org.au/sdse_event/city-of-cockburn/?mc_cid=6bf96cecb7&mc_eid=75cf66f6dc

Q&A Panel – Tiny House Movement WA

Q&A Panel – Tiny House Movement WA

July 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CERI – The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation, 1/22 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

Welcome Refreshments @ 5:00 p.m. (+ T-Shirts as Door Prizes) => 45 Place Limit 5:30 p.m. Start

Confirmed Speakers @CERI are:
-Chris Wenban – President of the newly formed Australian Tiny House Association. Runs “Tiny Footprint” a tiny house builder (& TH Dweller)

-Stephanie Brokenshire (City of Kalamunda) MA (Urban & Regional Planning), Undertaking study tour on USA’s tiny house movement

-Simon Joiner – Managing Director “Tiny Homes Perth” (with expertise on Building Regulations & Construction)

Plus one surprise panel member

Q&A Panel – Facilitator Brent McKenna followed by the Launch of Tiny House Association Australia (WA Branch)

Plastic Not So Fantastic Workshop – Willetton

Plastic Not So Fantastic Workshop – Willetton

July 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Blvd, Willetton WA 6155, Australia

This presentation arms you with information and quick wins on how to switch your thinking and minimise single use plastics in your home and your life, saving money and the planet.

Brought to you by the City of Canning and Switch Your Thinking.
Free workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-not-so-fantastic-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-46407493061

Sustainable Saturdays

Sustainable Saturdays

SUSTAINABLE SATURDAYS
Need inspiration to reduce waste and your footprint?
Join us for a series of workshops focused on sustainability at the Success Public Library, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success.

 

Session 1 – RETHINK & REDUCE
July 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
It’s Plastic Free July and you have to start somewhere! In this goal setting session we will cover waste and how to reduce it, sustainability and identify the challenges we all face.
Free event.

Session 2 – REDUCE
August 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn how to refuse politely! We cover single use plastic and guest Lindsay Miles of Treading My Own Path will teach us how to make DIY toothpaste, deodorant, coffee scrub and moisturiser. Make and take!
We will also show you how easy it is to make your own dishwashing tablets!
Ticket $10 + BF pp

Session 3 – REUSE & REPURPOSE
September 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
It’s easy to reduce your waste when you have a few DIY tricks up your sleeve! Make and take beeswax wraps! Learn how to make reusable shopping bags (with our guest from Boomerang Bags), newspaper bins, produce bags and other interesting things!
Tickets $10+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

Session 4 – SUSTAINABLE EATING
October 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Guest Jude Blereau of Wholefood Cooking will cover why eating seasonal, organic produce is best for the environment and our health.
Ticket $10+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

Session 5 – REPAIR & REPURPOSE
November 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn to repair and repurpose common household items with our repair team. Learn about textiles, gluing and DIY and bring along broken battery powered / AC adapter items to be repaired.
Ticket $5+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

Session 6 – RECYCLE
December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Why is recycling the last step? Learn what is recyclable, how to recycle effectively, where our recycling goes and why buying recyced products is so important to close the loop. The final workshop in our series which will allow us to celebrate goals achieved.
Ticket $5+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

 

Buy a ticket to all 6 sessions and save!
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-green-heart-grocer-17461292391

History of Plastics

History of Plastics

July 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Claremont Community Hub & Library, 327 Stirling Hwy, Claremont WA 6010, Australia

Christine Parfitt from Western Metropolitan Regional Council will discuss the story of plastic and its impact on the environment. Find out what you can do to make a difference and join in initiatives such as Plastic Free July which is raising global awareness of the problems of single-use plastic. Will you accept the challenge?

Free workshop.
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=385163&

Creating a wasteless pantry

Creating a wasteless pantry

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cannington Library, Cannington Leisureplex, 233 Sevenoaks St, Cannington WA 6107, Australia

Hear from Jeannie and Amanda, two Hills women who are determined to create solutions to the worlds burgeoning plastic pollution problem and tackle food waste at the same time. They believe and demonstrate that it IS possible to live an enjoyable and fulfilling life that is also low waste. Since 2014 they have dedicated themselves to creating Wasteless Pantry, a zero waste concept store where customers can buy their pantry staples packaging free along with reusable items designed to help us wave goodbye to a disposable life.

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-wasteless-pantry-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-46407315530

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living – Clarkson

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living – Clarkson

June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clarkson Library, Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd, Clarkson WA 6030, Australia

What can we do about plastic? Get prepared for Plastic Free July and find out how to reduce plastic use in the home and whilst out and about. The presentation will cover practical information and misconceptions about plastic recycling. Following the presentation, there will be a hands-on activity to make a simple DIY skincare product to take home.

Presenter: Lindsay Miles is a writer, blogger, speaker, workshop facilitator and community organiser. She shares her journey to becoming zero waste and plastic free on her blog Treading my own path.

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-reducing-plastic-in-everyday-living-clarkson-library-tickets-44501032787

Eco Minds

Eco Minds

June 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Co Hub Collaborative Education Hub, 7/5 Kingsbridge Ave, Butler, Western Australia

Eco Minds will be running once a month @ Co Hub, an after-school kids programme introducing the key principles of sustainability & mindfulness

Last Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm

Does your child or teen show an interest in the environment?
Would your child like to learn about how to live kindly, compassionately and with a sense of purpose?

The fun & interactive club will explore the idea of sustainability & mindfulness, how to live a more sustainable life at home & school.
These sessions will enhance team-working skills, creativity and sense of belonging.

Limited spots available!
Cost: $16.50

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eco-minds-co-hub-tickets-46352599874

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

June 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Floreat Forum Shopping Centre, 1 Howtree Pl, Floreat 

June 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cambridge Library, 99 The Blvd, Floreat

This introductory presentation is for participants with limited prior knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. The session gently encourages participants to think about their current behaviours, and introduces ideas to make small changes with big impacts, with a focus on single-use disposables and the practical alternatives. Focussing on practical tips, we’ll highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, discuss reframing the idea of waste and address the premise of creating new habits.

Free workshop. Contact the Town of Cambridge on sustainability@cambridge.wa.gov.au to register.

Sew Your Own workshops

Sew Your Own workshops

Sew your own drawstring vegie bags
June 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whos-afraid-of-the-plastic-bag-ban-sew-your-own-drawstring-vegetable-bags-tickets-45583428261

Sew your own shopping bags
June 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whos-afraid-of-the-plastic-bag-ban-sew-your-own-shopping-bags-tickets-45583461360

Sew your own drawstring vegie bags
June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whos-afraid-of-the-plastic-bag-ban-sew-your-own-drawstring-vegetable-bags-tickets-45583618831

 

Venue: The Mechanics Institute, 20 Meadow St, Guildford WA 6055, Australia

With the planet all but drowning in single-use, disposable plastic, Western Australia is finally banning plastic shopping bags. Want to ditch your supermarket bags in style and learn some pretty cool skills at the same time?

Transition Town Guildford invites you to take part in a workshop to sew your own drawstring vegetable bags. We’re running four workshops (two sew your own shopping bags and two sew your won vegetable produce bags) in May and June, ready for the 1 July ban to kick in.

We’ll have sewing machines at our workshops, but if you have your own, please bring it along.

For $10 you get:
-a sewing pattern;
-instructions;
-two bags cut out;
-all the notions you need;
-a three-hour guided workshop to make up your own bags; and
-Tea, coffee and snacks (thanks Bolt Coffee!)

Absolute beginners are welcome, we’ll take it as slowly as you need. We’ll also have tea, coffee and snacks on hand to keep you going. It’s going to be fun, and you’ll be making a big difference to the planet.

 

Go Green House workshop

Go Green House workshop

 

July 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kelmscott Community Garden (Inc.), 55 River Rd, Kelmscott 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-green-house-presented-by-nirala-hunt-tickets-46005466589

July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ruth Faulkner Public Library, 215 Wright St, Cloverdale
Contact the City of Belmont Parks and Environment Department on (08) 9477 7257 or environment@belmont.wa.gov.au to register.

 

This workshop explores cleaning and personal care products including; reading labels, product ‘miles’, packaging, cruelty-free status and safety concerns.

See a hands-on demonstration of cheap, effective and easily made cleaning products (ferment of citrus waste).

We’ll also explore recycling some common kitchen items and repurposing others into beautiful and useful items (i.e. beeswax wraps, boomerang bags).

Examine a bag full of tools and alternatives to everyday single use plastics.

Free workshop.

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