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Earthwise Open Day

Earthwise Open Day

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Earthwise community, 315 Bagot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia

Earthwise Open Day
Food, Fun & Fridge Beds!
Over 30 stalls
The Joy of Wood – The Eco-Faeries – The Junkadelic Pure Junk Band
Upcycle Workshops – Innovative Ideas – Eco-Workshops – Plants – Worms and Composting.

War on Plastic Sundowner

War on Plastic Sundowner

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

GreenBatch are proud and excited to present this free ‘War on Plastic’ Speaker Panel & Sundowner to all of Perth.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Western Australia has zero plastic reprocessing facilities, this means that not one plastic bottle you have ever put in your yellow-lid bin has been recycled here in WA.

Can Western Australia do better?

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders and experts in the fields of sustainability, education, marine conservation and plastics recycling.

This free event is being held in conjunction with Perth City Farm’s Twilight Markets which features a wide (and tastey) range of food stalls & trucks. Get your friends together, grab some dinner and join us for a truely inspiring night of conversation.

We will be providing complimentary drinks for our guests who confirm their attendance through Eventbrite.

We will learn from experts about what WA is doing about waste and recycling and ways that it can be improved. We will look into initiatives currently underway solving waste problems and how you can get on board and be a part of this sustainable change. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session after the panel discussion so bring your questions!
This event provides a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other like-minded individuals who are conscious of their environmental impact.

Beeswax Food Wraps and Boomerang Bags Workshop

Beeswax Food Wraps and Boomerang Bags Workshop

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Environment House, 125 King William Street, Bayswater, Western Australia, Australia

Have you heard of Boomerang Bags helping people to move away from plastic bags, or re-useable beeswax wraps replacing cling wrap, and wondered what it is all about?

This workshop will have you making your own beeswax wraps to take home and learn how to make your own Boomerang Bags.

Cost: $12

Kerry Theiss has recently made the beeswax wraps with kids from a local school and says it is very easy to learn how to do this. Sally Bagley is the founder of Boomerang Bags Noranda and Surrounds and is keen to teach other people how to sew these bags and get them out into the community. The bags are all made from second hand materials, providing every shopping bag a unique look. Both Kerry and Sally will be sharing their skills with you and sending you home with something beautiful and useful. With Christmas coming up, this could be what you are looking for!

Festival of Forgotten Skills

Festival of Forgotten Skills

October 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Glen Forrest Community Garden, 56 Hardey Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia

-Garden tool maintenance
-Wicking beds
-Paper making
-Woodfired pizza

Plus much more to join in and try – baskets from local reeds, spinning, faerie art, food share, clothes & book share.
Got a skill you’d like to share? Like to donate some materials? Get in touch

Everyone welcome.
Free – no money, no power, no waste

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

October 1, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre, 1 Stock Road, Bicton, Western Australia, Australia

A three day action packed MK21 UNconference for Kids, 10 – 21 years, who care about the planet.
Come have a say, join in the fun and create your own action plan as part of the One Thousand Actions for the Planet campaign.
Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2017
Come to one day, two days or come to all three!

1st October Day One: Festival of Fun
Venue: Point Walter Recreation Centre, Bicton $50.00 inc GST

2nd October Day Two: Our Future – Our Ideas – FREE
Venue: Cockburn Wetland Education Centre, Bibra Lake

3rd October Day Three: A World Without Waste $50.00 inc GST
Venue: Manning Community Education Centre, Manning

For a detailed program and venue details email

Participants will present their findings to local and State Government representatives at the end of the UNconference.

Three days $A100 per participant 10 – 21 years ( $50 per day plus one day free. )

Teachers, parents and mentors are not required at the event – MK has partnerships with UWA PROSH and UWA Volunteers and all support mentors will be trained and have Working With Children Check.
The fee will cover food and transport during the three day UNconference and all workshops and activities.

Groat Street Festival

Groat Street Festival

October 28, 2017
Groat Street, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia

Groat Street Festival launched in 2014 with local community members building an event that promoted sustainable community living.

Community members will be running workshops, information talks, displays, craft stalls, demonstrations and performances. The event thrives on skill sharing, volunteer commitment and good old fashioned entertainment.

Earthship Biotecture

Earthship Biotecture

October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA, Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Come and join acclaimed architect Michael Reynolds in his tour presenting Earthships and the latest findings in self-sustainable architecture and design.

An Earthship is a state-of-the-art self-sustainable off-grid building that follows six basic principles, that covers the six basic needs of every human individual: power, water, food, shelter, comfort, and waste treatment:
• Using wind and solar energy to create electricity and light;
• Collecting, harvesting and filtering rain water to provide drinking and wash water;
• Producing its own food in an integrated greenhouse;
• Heating and cooling through thermal mass to create a comfortable living environment without additional costs;
• Using recycled and natural materials as building materials (dirt-pounded scrap tires, cans, plastic bottles, etc); and
• Containing and treating its own sewage and waste water without external contamination.

Tickets are USD $50.00 online.

Earth Carers Course

Earth Carers Course

October 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Grove Community Centre, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia

Join the growing community of Earth Carers in the Western Suburbs and learn how to live with less waste! On the Earth Carers course you’ll enjoy touring waste and community facilities and finding out about what happens to different types of waste. You will learn practical skills like composting and decluttering plus other tips help you make good waste practices normal in your family and neighbourhood.

The next free course starts Wednesday 18 October and runs for five sessions on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Bookings essential.

From Wasted to Wonderful

From Wasted to Wonderful

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake, Western Australia, Australia

Every time you save something from being thrown into landfill, you’re doing your bit to contribute to a sustainable future. But what if you could learn to upcycle ‘stuff’ yourself? Join Green Skills to get handy with tools and learn to turn those pesky pallets into fabulous features for your home or garden. What’s better than new planters? New planters that are good for the planet!

Book early – places are limited! Participants to wear closed in shoes and long trousers; gloves and protective glasses will be available but bring your own if you prefer.

Repair Lab

Repair Lab

October 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MiniLab, 874 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia

Welcome to Repair Lab.
When in doubt, don’t throw out!
Bring it to the Repair Lab, a grassroots initiative to encourage and help Perth folks to come up with new and creative ways to salvage perfectly usable things.

Repair Lab will gather volunteers who can work with you to assess and fix your broken items, and hopefully give you some insight on how to repair other things around the house.

It’s a collaborative and learning experience, a little antidote to our modern day throw-away mentality.

To repair toys, printers, hair driers, bikes and the like we need people who have the know-how, as well as the tools!

Repair Lab wants to hook up with the fixers in our community, so if you are one of them or know someone who is, please get in touch. Let’s have some fun together!

First pilot Repair Lab to be held Oct 7 in East Victoria Park.

Natural Beauty Workshop

Natural Beauty Workshop

August 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wanneroo WA 6065, Australia

November 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2/9 Padbury Terrace, Midland WA 6056, Australia

Are you looking for clean, non-toxic beauty products because you’re fed up with all the nasty ingredients that are packed into them?
By using simple, pure ingredients and plants you can create your own perfectly safe, perfectly nourishing and perfectly indulgent beauty and hair products that truly work! Its easier and quicker than you may think, and you’ll be amazed at what you may already have in your cupboard available to you.

If you’d like to spend the day creating your own beauty concoctions, while indulging on cacao, and pampering yourself with natural, nourishing products then this is the workshop for you.

At my Natural Beauty Workshops you’ll learn:
-About the chemicals used in products, why they are so dangerous and how to avoid them
-How to make beauty products using only simple ingredients (that you’ll have in your pantry) and simple plants that you can grow in your backyard
-How to use essential oils and base oils in your homemade beauty products and remedies and how to pick them intuitively.
-All of the ingredients used are organic, edible, safe for the environment and most of all safe for you!

The products that we will learning to make during the Natural Beauty workshop include:
-The revolutionary “no poo” method (no shampoo)
-Hair Masks and Conditioners
-Skin Lotions
-Face and Body Scrubs
-Hydrating, repairing and pore reducing Face Masks
-Cooling Eye Masks
-Make up Remover

We will also be making for you to take home and enjoy pots of your very first hand made products:
-Stimulatingly Sexy face and body scrub
-Sunglass worthy whitening toothpaste
-Gaias Organic Gardens Cleopatra’s Beauty Milk, either a Moisturiser, Cleanser or Scrub

Cost: $105
Only 12 spots available, so book early.