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De-cluttering the Sustainable way

De-cluttering the Sustainable way

March 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Hwy & Murdoch Dr, Winthrop WA 6155, Australia

Join Lindsay Miles for another sustainable living session at Piney Lakes. This workshop focuses on “stuff” – why we have too much of it and how to let it go without sending it all to landfill.

Discover some of the ways you can declutter around your home and work environment and pick up some new ideas on how to reduce you environmental impact and ensure you stay motivated on your journey to sustinable living!

Bookings are essential, please complete an online booking application form.

Cost: $5

Ecoburbia Tour

Ecoburbia Tour

March 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ecoburbia , 16 Livingstone Street, Beaconsfield, Western Australia


Sunday March 10am – 12.30pm & 3pm – 5.30pm.

Take this opportunity to hear about all the features of the special household that is Ecoburbia – from communal living to innovative solar passive design features, water systems to goats. You will get to see it all!

If you are completing the North Fremantle Living Smart course this tour is free. If you are not the cost is $20 payable as you arrive.

Workshops are at Ecoburbia, 16 Livingstone Street Beaconsfield. O417 941 991 Please walk, ride or park in Beaconsfield Primary School’s carpark on Hale Road then walk up Beard St. DO NOT park on Beard St.

For details, link here:

Earth Hour picnic

Earth Hour picnic

March 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tomato Lake, Oats St, Kewdale WA 6105, Australia

Celebrate Earth Hour by bringing your own picnic to Tomato Lake. Hear from Lindsay Miles on actions you can take to minimise climate change impacts, followed by acoustic guitar while you enjoy your picnic.

Millions of people in over 180 countries take part in Earth Hour by switching off their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm (local time) as a symbolic gesture to show that our planet needs stronger action on climate change.

Bring: Your own picnic food & picnic rug. To support Earth Hour a low waste picnic is recommended; avoid packaging/ single use disposables, bring your own drink bottle and select locally produced and seasonal food and a plant-based menu.
Cost*: Free for residents, $5 for non-residents

Clothes Swap

Clothes Swap

March 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
St Barnabas, 40 Railway Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia

Bring a maximum of 5 items to swap. Clothing must be clean, in good condition, pressed and on a hanger. Accessories must also be in good condition – think shoes, bags, scarves. There will be a light afternoon tea served and gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated.

Hosted by Transition Town Kalamunda

EnviroFEST 2018

EnviroFEST 2018

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whiteman Park, 99a Lord St, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

Discover ways to become more ‘green’ and sustainable at home at this fun, family-friendly environmental event!

EnviroFEST is Whiteman Park’s flagship public conservation event, aiming to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance of trees, the environment and conservation in the home and wider community.

Visitors to this family-friendly event will be able to browse through the range of displays, participate in workshops, listen in on short talks, pick up an array of eco-friendly products and discover community engagement opportunities to help you embrace sustainable living.

The event features native fauna displays, renewable energy, native and organic seedlings for sale, workshops and a range of sustainable and healthy living products. The kids won’t miss out either, with eco-craft activities, free face painting, a Children’s Forest walk with the fairies and much more!

Transitions Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

March 23, 2018 – March 25, 2018
Luna Cinemas, 155 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Announcing the arrival of the Transitions Film Festival in Perth! We’ve partnered with this growing national festival, and Luna Palace cinemas, to host it in Perth for the first time, direct from screening in Melbourne and Sydney. The festival focuses on sharing positive stories about the solutions to society’s greatest challenges, and showcases the local heroes and changemakers who are building a better world.

The Festival comes to Perth with an enthralling line-up of cutting-edge documentaries about the existential challenges, mega-trends, and creative visions that are redefining what it means to be human. Featuring a stellar line-up of powerful films and inspirational guest speakers, Perth’s first Transitions Film Festival will change the way you look at the world.

Friday 23 March 2018, 8pm at Luna Outdoor Cinema in Leederville
n 2009, artist Chris Jordan travelled to Midway Island and bore witness to tens of thousands of dead albatrosses lying on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. After 8 years of filming the life cycles of these beautiful birds, Albatross was created – a visual odyssey examining how human materiality has impacted the natural world.

The debut film of acclaimed artist Chris Jordan, Albatross transcends the normal bounds of a typical nature documentary.

Free Lunch Society
Saturday 24 March 2018, 8pm at Luna Outdoor Cinema in Leederville
What would you do if your income were taken care of? Free Lunch Society, the first international film in cinemas about basic income, is dedicated to one of the most crucial questions of our times. It explores the history, and possible future, of ‘Universal Basic Income’ and gives us a glimpse into the possible economy of tomorrow.

An unconditional basic income means money for everyone – as a human right without service in return. Is it a visionary reform project, neoliberal axe to the roots of the social state or socially romantic left-wing utopia?

A Silent Transformation
Sunday 25 March 2018, 8pm at Luna Outdoor Cinema in Leederville

A Silent Transformation is a film about the transformative power of the co-operative model. The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective wellbeing in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination. As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever.

A Silent Transformation sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of diverse communities across the Province of Ontario, which by addressing their needs collectively are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society! Will it grow and flourish?

Tickets $21/$16.50 (adult/student)

More information and to book tickets follow the link below.

Cutting Kitchen Waste – Roleystone

Cutting Kitchen Waste – Roleystone

March 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone WA 6111, Australia

Learn about the problem of food waste and how you can take action from your very own kitchen, including ideas for bin liner options. 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 discuss strategies to help reduce your food waste and provide you with a new outlook on how you can minimise your waste.

Cost: $5
For more information or to book please go to our website Alternatively email

Natural Beauty Workshop

Natural Beauty Workshop

March 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Organic Cafe, 926 Albany Hwy, Perth WA 6101, Australia

In this 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!

Cost: $105

Northern Community Share

Northern Community Share

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Stirling Neighbourhood House, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview WA 6018, Australia

Bring along any excess produce, seeds, cuttings, books or anything else to share. If it doesn’t get snapped up please take it home. Set up from 10am. Share commences at 11.00. Join us for a cuppa beforehand.

Hosted by Transition Town Stirling

Community Wind a Winner

Community Wind a Winner

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Denmark Community Windfarm, Ocean Beach WA 6333, Australia

Find out how the windfarm works, what it contributes to the community and ask any questions you have about renewable energy. Registration required via event contact person.

Contact Dawn Atkin on 9848 3310 or at

At the Denmark Community Windfarm, Ocean Beach Rd, Denmark

$5 pay on the day

Blue Sky Festival

Blue Sky Festival

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nichol St, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia

A free event based on the themes of community, sustainability and future proofing for global warming. There will be talks, activities for kids, buskers and displays. Junkadelic, Charlie Mcgee from Formidable Vegetable Sound System and local buskers will all be  playing.

Bokashi Composting and Making your own Bokashi Mix with Effective Microbes

Bokashi Composting and Making your own Bokashi Mix with Effective Microbes

March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

In this workshop you will learn about the Bokashi composting method; a great way to turn food scraps into useful compost and plant tonic on your kitchen bench!

Taeko will introduce you to Effective Microbes, the organisms which do the work of bokashi composting and how to make your own bokashi mix. You will also learn how you can use this compost and the wonderful elixer it creates to keep your plants in good health.

Tickets $18

Screen Seeds presented by Film Harvest

Screen Seeds presented by Film Harvest

March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Orana Cinemas, 451 Albany Hwy, Albany WA 6330, Australia

A new micro-film-festival of Great Southern-made short films all about culture, innovation, food and fun! Film Harvest, in collaboration with Green Skills, Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival, presents this unique inaugural event, screened in premium surrounds at Orana Cinemas Albany. Come along and connect with local news, inspiring stories and creative goodness.

$10 (Tickets available for pre-purchase online late February at Orana Cinema or on the night)

For more information contact Adrian Gaspari on 0421 355 892 or

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living

March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Old Jandakot School, 12 Poletti Rd, Cockburn Central WA 6164, Australia

Lindsay Miles, who has been living plastic-free since 2012, presents this workshopon how you can reduce plastic in your life.

The workshop is for anyone keen to learn more about the issues with plastic – andwhat we as individuals can do about it. You’ll learn how and why plastic has becomea huge environmental problem, and bust some myths about plastic recycling.

We will discuss how to reduce plastic in two key areas of the home – the kitchen andthe bathroom, as well as while out and about. There’s also a demo on how to makehomemade skincare products in your home.

Register online: or via customerservice on 08 9411 3444

The Fitting Room Pop Up X Designer Clothes Swap

The Fitting Room Pop Up X Designer Clothes Swap

March 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 96 Wray Ave, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

New Mode Collective are teaming up with the Clothing Swap Collective for a lovely Saturday afternoon celebration of secondhand fashion, to be featured alongside The Fitting Room Pop Up.

Join us at the picturesque Replants venue ~ our favourite Fremantle enviro-business rescuing native plants and animals from development sites where bushland is being cleared.

If you couldn’t make it to The Fitting Room Exclusive Designer Showcase, you want to spend some more time trying on the labels we’re representing and you LOVE second hand fashion as much we do, then this is the event for you!

The Fitting Room showcases ethically and environmentally-conscious fashion design from all corners of the world.

Try on garments and buy the ones you love like you would an online shopping purchase. The Fitting Room features labels from all corners of the world, only in Fremantle for this exclusive showcase!

Clothing repair session

Clothing repair session

March 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Connect Victoria Park, 5 Mackie St, Victoria Park, Western Australia

Following the Town of Victoria Park’s Repair To Rewear event which was part of the Coffee & Change initiative, the Country Women’s Association Victoria Park branch is offering a basic clothing repair session.

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with the ladies at 9:30am and the practical sessions will start at 10am. Instruction will be one-on-one or in very small groups depending on the needs of the group.

Bring one or two items that you would like looked at and assessed. The ladies will teach basic sewing and mending skills. Most clothing repairs and re-styling are not difficult and allow you to get more life and wear out of favourite pieces. Basic sewing supplies and sewing machines will be available on the day.

River Blue Documentary Screening

River Blue Documentary Screening

March 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 96 Wray Ave, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

This month’s Revolutionary Cantina has the exciting privilege to be opening the New Mode Fashion Festival. Fittingly (pun intended) we are showing the Documentary River Blue, which examines the role fashion has played in the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

Hosted by Acacia Armstrong and Eve Maxwell, founding directors of New Mode Collective, this evening will explore the Fashion Industry and how you can be an agent for change through the clothes you choose to wear. What are your solutions and ideas?

First we eat, then we watch and after that let’s get together and talk with the intention of creating real, achievable, locally based solutions. 

5:30pm Doors Open & Registration
6:00 Welcome & Overview
6:40pm Dinner, pre film discussion
7:00pm Film, River Blue
8:35pm Discussion
10pm Close

$35 on Eventbrite

Perspectives of Sustainability; a community event

Perspectives of Sustainability; a community event

March 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Morris Buzacott Clubrooms, 51 Williamson Rd, Kardinya WA 6163, Australia

Highlighting organic farming practices, social action and strategies for future sustainability. Opportunities for education, networking, information exchange.

Keynote speaker: Andre Leu, Director Regeneration International.
Author: The Myth of Safe Pesticides: Former President IFOAM 2011-2017: Andre is also an experienced organic farmer, being one of the pioneers in the north Australian tropical fruit industry.

9.15 Registration
9.30 Organic Industry stories
10.30 tea break
11 -12.30 Keynote Andre Leu – Regenerative Agriculture
12.30-1 Q&A panel ‘
1pm lunch

Registration per person $65 per person

Any questions please contact Kathe Purvis on 0437314591 or

Earth Carers Course

Earth Carers Course

March 1, 2018
Victoria Park WA 6100, Australia

Earth Carers are volunteers from the community who learn ways to protect the environment through reducing, reusing and recycling waste. They then help to spread the message to others.

The program comprises five sessions over three weeks at different venues around Perth and includes demonstrations, tours, information, guest speakers and lots of creative learning.

Come and learn and exchange ideas on waste issues.

What we cover in the training programs:

  • Definition and history of waste.
  • How we reduce and deal with waste in Perth – your neighbourhood.
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling options.
  • Tour of Tamala Park landfill and recycling centre and the new Resource Recovery Facility at Neerabup.
  • Demonstrations of reusing organics including worm farms, composting and small space composting.
  • How to communicate the responsible waste message to others.

More details TBA.

Could you live Plastic-free?

Could you live Plastic-free?

February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Hwy & Murdoch Dr, Winthrop WA 6155, Australia

Join Ecoburbia for a lesson on sustainable living and consider how you can lessen your day-to-day dependence on plastics

Take part in active discussion and hands-on activities that might encourage you to implement some sustainable living and plastic free practices in your everyday life!

Submit an online booking application form to register for this event.

Cost: $5

Cutting kitchen waste – Kwinana

Cutting kitchen waste – Kwinana

February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave & Robbos Pl, Kwinana Town Centre WA 6167, Australia

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.

Register online.

ClimateClever Schools: South East Sustainable Schools Network

ClimateClever Schools: South East Sustainable Schools Network

February 27, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thornlie Senior High School, 2 Ovens Rd, Thornlie WA 6108, Australia

Join like-minded educators and hear from Dr Vanessa Rauland from Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute. Vanessa will share the outcomes of the Low Carbon Schools program, including practical information on how to lower your schools utility bills. Vanessa will also talk about the new program, ClimateClever, which is currently accepting registrations for 2018.

Afternoon tea is provided.

You will also join a guided tour of Thornlie Senior High School to see how they are achieving great sustainability outcomes in the areas of waste, energy and biodiversity.

This meeting is a chance for local primary and high school teachers, as well as early childhood educators to share ideas about the ways they run their classrooms and services sustainably and how they teach children to care for the environment and people. These meetings occur once per term and we will invite speakers to address sustainability topics that are of most interest to meeting participants.

Living Smart courses

Living Smart courses


Moving to a low Carbon lifestyle with Living Smart

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson WA 6107, Australia

Want to meet likeminded people in your community? Do you want to learn practical ways to live a lighter more sustainable lifestyle? Then come join our 2018 Living Smart short course run over 4 sessions plus an excursion.

This is an interactive course is brought to you by the City of Canning. Through inspiring speakers, hands on practical activities and a field trip, you will explore ways to achieve a low carbon lifestyle and collaborate with like-minded people.

Have you ever been curious about food-miles, renewable energy, or the story of stuff? Would you be interested in reducing your carbon footprint and saving money at the same time?

Book your place now.

Starts: Wednesday 28th February – 21st March
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Duration: 4 weeks (+excursion)
Location: CREEC, cnr Kent St and Queens Park Rd, Wilson
Cost: $40 per person ($25 conc.)

Facilitator: Natalie Scott from Ecostar

Enquiries: Contact Natalie on 0411 449 344 or


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

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

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

“The Light Bulb Conspiracy” – Transition Town Guildford Movie Night

March 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James St, Guildford, WA

March Movie Night- The Light Bulb Conspiracy

Join us for our monthly movie night looking at planned obsolescence.

“Once upon a time….. products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: ‘A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business’ (1928). Thus Planned Obsolescence was born.” IMDB = 8.1/10

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

This will be on the second Thursday of the month – Thursday 8th February

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

Entry by donation.