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Events in September 2022
CCWA Annual Conference 2022 - Stronger Together: Collaboration for Conservation and Climate
CCWA Annual Conference 2022 - Stronger Together: Collaboration for Conservation and ClimateBendat Community Centre36 Dodd StWembley,
CCWA's biggest event of the year! A day of discussion, connection and collaboration – showcasing the incredible organisations, groups and individuals doing inspiring work for WA’s environment, and building a vision together for what we can achieve as a movement!
CCWA's Annual Conference will celebrate the work of our member groups and opportunities for environmental action, collaboration and partnerships in WA.
We are pleased to announce that the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Reece Whitby, will be a guest speaker at this year’s Conference. Peter Kenyon (Bank of I.D.E.A.S) is also joining us as keynote speaker. He will be putting community building at the heart of our Conference. Alongside presentations and facilitated workshops, there will be a variety of networking opportunities, as well as our annual sundowner and raffle!Strategies to enhance carbon storage in subsoils
Strategies to enhance carbon storage in subsoilsMurdoch University90 South StMurdoch,
A SoilsWest Seminar Series discussing the latest research and applications in the world of soil science with Prof. Davey L. Jones.
In this talk I will identify the main factors that regulate subsoil C cycling and evaluate the mechanistic basis of subsoil interventions designed to promote greater C storage. I will evaluate the barriers and opportunities for the implementation of strategies to enhance subsoil C sequestration and identify 5 key current gaps in scientific understanding.
Due to their greater depth, subsoils in agricultural systems often contain more carbon (C) than the topsoil. Subsoils are therefore increasingly being recognised as having characteristics that offer substantial potential for long-term C sequestration. Due to our incomplete knowledge of C behaviour in the subsoil, but especially of its manageability, this potential has yet to be realised. Although a range of physical (e.g. deep ploughing), chemical (e.g. iron amelioration, biochar) and biological (e.g. deep-rooting crops) management strategies have been proposed to enhance subsoil C storage, these approaches have not been critically evaluated or compared.
Nature Know-how: Birds along the brook
Nature Know-how: Birds along the brookSusannah LakesLot 13440 Strawberry Hills DveGidgegannup,
Have you ever wondered what bird it is making THAT particular sound in your backyard?! Which species, what does it look like, what is its Noongar name, and what does its nest look like? And better still, what can you do to create habitat for it in your garden?
Join Perth Hills ornithologist Simon Cherriman for a guided nature-walk on Noongar Country at Susannah Brook Lakes in Gidgegannup. The walk will follow 1.5km of existing bush tracks and focus on teaching you how to spot and identify both ‘bush’ and water-bird species, and record and submit information using BirdLife Australia’s Birdata App.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact the Sustainable Environment Officer on 9267 9282.Making beautiful soil from food and garden waste
Making beautiful soil from food and garden wasteHenderson Environmental CentreGroat StNorth Beach,
Register to learn practical and easy ways to compost, worm farm and use a bokashi bucket for all spaces from window sills to big backyards.
You can set up your own worm farm and get enough fat worms to start by receiving a subsidy for other options of your choice.
Come and join us to find out easy ways to make good compost and discover how to use meat, fish bones and dead cheeses in a composting system.Is That A Weed and Can I Eat It?
Is That A Weed and Can I Eat It?Victoria Park Community GardenRead ParkSalford StVictoria Park,
Come join us at this one hour workshop on identifying and foraging for common edible weeds found in our community garden. Topics covered include safe foraging and a cooking and tasting demo.
Gold coin donation includes coffee and tea.Wildlife Painting with Belinda Eldridge (Ellenbrook)
Wildlife Painting with Belinda Eldridge (Ellenbrook)Ellenbrook Community Library90 Main StEllenbrook,
In this workshop led by Belinda Eldridge, participants will paint nature themed wooden discs focusing on wildlife of the Perth hills.
Belinda is well known for her paintings of Australian birds and encourages participants to enjoy creating in her workshops by allowing free expression in a relaxed and supportive environment.
All materials are included in this workshop, and selected pieces of your choice go towards a final group installation artwork for the Ellenbrook Library!
Please note that this program is suitable for ages 6 -10, and is a hands-on painting workshop. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact Ellenbrook Community Library on (08) 9207 8787.
How to Compost Your Way to Zero Food Waste
How to Compost Your Way to Zero Food WasteKelmscott Hall60 River RdKelmscott,
The City’s Waste team invites you to join presenter Robyn Brown for this talk on How to Compost Your Way to Zero Food Waste. Learn how to use all types of compost bins, or set up a bay to compost food and garden waste at home.
In this free session, you will learn:
- How to use composting bins, tumblers and bays
- How to use worm tubes and worm farms
- How to compost using bokashiThinking Green: Watercolour native flowers (Guildford)
Thinking Green: Watercolour native flowers (Guildford)Guildford Public Library97 James StGuildford,
In the next couple of months, our local bushland will put on a striking display of native flowers. Miriam Gardiner will guide attendees in painting some of these using various watercolour techniques, including painting Everlasting Daises , using watercolours in brush and gouache.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact Guildford Public Library on (08) 9207 8880.
Please note that this is a program for adults and young people aged 12 and over, and is a hands-on workshop. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event. No prior experience required. All equipment and materials will be provided.Saving with Scraps
Saving with ScrapsRosher Hall59 Rosher RdLockridge,
Did you know that the average Australian household throws away an average of $2,000 worth of food per year, costing the Australian economy approximately 36.6 billion dollars a year?
Come along to a 2-part workshop to learn how to save money, reuse food scraps and reduce your food waste at home. The beginning of the session will be led by Peg Davies (Lessen with Peg) who will teach you how to shop and store your food smarter. Followed by Araluen Hagan (14 K Brewery) who will be running a cooking lesson, using food scraps you would generally landfill or compost. Afternoon tea will be provided.
Peg Davies from Lessen with Peg "Learn how to save money and reduce food waste"
Araluen Hagan from 14 K Brewery "A cooking class to help you look at your food waste in a whole new way"
All participants who attend the event and fill out the pre-workshop survey will go into the draw to win:
• A Wasteless Pantry voucher
2022 Perth VegRun
2022 Perth VegRunThe Bell TowerRiverside DvePerth,
“VegRun” in “Veg-revival Virtual Community Run” is the abbreviation of vegan run and vegetarian run, which means running to promote vegetarianism and running for the earth. Vege-Revival represents awakening to restore vitality.
Participating in VEGRUN not only contributes to charity, but also protect environment and reduce global warming by promoting vegetarianism.
Please invite your friends and family to enjoy this meaningful event and raise awareness of the climate change and environmental protection issues. VegRun for love, let love spread (to every corner of the world). Let this event become a part of the tradition.
Purpose of VEGRUN:
-Sustainable Society: Environmental protection starts from our mind and heart
-Economic Sustainability: Reciprocal economic growth
-Environmental Sustainability: Low carbon diet, Environmental protection sustainability
VegRun Charitable Project:
BLIAWA will plant a tree on every 15 mileage goal accumulated
Opening Ceremony of VegRun will be held at the Perth Bell Tower on 11 Sept, but mileage can be accumulated and submitted any time during September.
“Where Does it Go?” – the journey of waste @ Wanneroo Library
“Where Does it Go?” – the journey of waste @ Wanneroo LibraryWanneroo Library3 Rocca WayWanneroo,
Join Peg Davies on a journey beyond our bins and discover places to take and ways to gift our unwanted ‘stuff’.
Learn how to reduce your waste and why we should try.
FREE - Bookings are essential.Low waste kitchen workshop with Wasteless Pantry
Low waste kitchen workshop with Wasteless PantryWalyalup Civic Centre155 High StFremantle,
Amanda, from the Wasteless Pantry, will share how you can practically work towards a low waste kitchen, including:
Time-saving tips that will reduce your environmental footprint
Hints to make the most of whats in your fridge and pantry
Better ways to shop
Simple swaps to reduce waste and save money in your home.
This workshop is free for residents in the City of Fremantle, City of Melville, and Town of East Fremantle.
Bookings are essential.
How new technology is supporting mine rehabilitation
How new technology is supporting mine rehabilitationCORE Innovation Hub191 St George's TcePerth,
Welcome to Dendras' inaugural environmental networking event!
This is the first in a series of networking events for mining, regulators and environmental professionals to explore and discuss the advances of technology in mine rehabilitation and closure facilitated by Dendra Systems. We’re a global team of scientists, ecologists and engineers who work with the WA mining community to support them to reach their environmental goals and rehabilitate their land by combining decades of research in ecology and land restoration with cutting edge artificial intelligence and drone technologies, to enable faster, more efficient, transparent ecosystem restoration.
Our goal is to establish a networking forum to share insights, experiences and cross pollinate learnings with our industry peers on how technology and innovation is the mechanism to drive efficiencies for better environmental outcomes and ultimately improve operational outcomes and cost by reducing time to closure.
The free event will feature a panel session with 3-4 panelists and moderated by a journalist from Australian Mining. The panel will discuss various topics and experiences related to mine rehabilitation and closure, exploring how technology has advanced these disciplines to help restore our natural land.
4:30pm - 5pm: Welcomes/Arrivals.
5.00pm - 5.10pm: Introduction
5.10pm -5.20pm: Best practices from a market leader
5.20pm - 6.20pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
6.20pm - 7pm: Networking & Drinks.
Fermentation Workshop with Edith
Fermentation Workshop with EdithPerth City Farm1 City Farm PlaceEast Perth,
Fermentation is great for gut health, preserving excess garden produce and adding flavour to your diet. This workshop is hands on and will share the process of lacto-fermentation and how to do it step by step. Your Instructor Edith will cover:
Overview of the lacto fermentation process
How to ferment safely and what to watch out for
Basic equipment to acquire
Hands on making of:
Overview of other simple ferments to try
Tastings of these and other fermented products
Leave with a jar of Sauerkraut or kimchi, a kombucha scoby, a recipe book and the knowledge to make much more at home.
Most equipment and materials are provided, but please bring 1x 750 and 1x 250ml clean glass jars for your products.
We strongly recommend wearing masks for all our indoor workshops. Our weekly farmer's market will be in full swing during your workshop, so it's worth arriving a little early to check out the stalls and maybe buy some fresh produce.
Perth City Farm is a community urban farm that supports connected, sustainable communities. Established on a former industrial site in East Perth, this polluted site has been lovingly rehabilitated by volunteers to become a Western Australian icon for environmental sustainability and community engagement. We provide space and opportunities to build community connections, and educate and enable people to live sustainably.
Repair Cafe Hamilton Hill
Repair Cafe Hamilton HillThe Hub 61631 Starling StHamilton Hill,
Do you believe in repairing and restoring rather than throwing out? Join us at The Hub 6163 monthly Repair Hub!
The Hub 6163 holds Repair Hubs every third Sunday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00.
Bring along your garments that need stitching up, your bicycles that need repair, or your appliances and jewellery in need of fixing to let our helpful volunteers have a look at them.
Please note: Repair capabilities and capacity is determined by the available volunteers on the day.Worm Farming Workshop
Worm Farming Workshop
Join Kevin and Debbie from The Worm Shed for a workshop covering all aspects of worms, worm farming and the roles worms play in recycling and waste management, as well as the set-up, operation and maintenance of a worm farm.
The City of Melville offers a subsidy to its residents, reducing the out of pocket expense for a full worm cafe set-up to $100.00, payable direct to The Worm Shed on the night.
Earth Carer's Course
Earth Carer's Course
Ever wanted to know exactly where your waste goes, or how to run a low waste household? Do you want to compost like a pro or get the secrets to green cleaning?
Join us for the City’s Earth Carers course. We will uncover the mysteries of waste on a global, national and local level. We will get hands on with interactive sessions, a guided tour of the Regional Resource Recovery Centre, composting and worm farming demonstrations, learning what can be recycled in the community, and tips to encourage others to reduce waste. The course runs for five sessions over 2 weeks starting on Wednesday 21 September.
Peg Davies (Lessen with Peg) has worked in the waste industry for several years. Peg's experienced in all things waste, from organics to plastics and litter. Her informative, interactive and friendly workshops will answer all your questions. You will also hear from the City of Melville's Waste Team. Light supper is included in evening sessions.
Earth Carer graduates join a community of like-minded people and help to promote waste minimisation in the local community.
Ticketing and Proof of Residence
Please buy a ticket based on which council you belong to. Please bring proof of residence to the first session. Tickets $20 - $50
For any further enquiries, please contact the Waste Education Officer - email@example.com
Repair Lab Melville
Repair Lab Melville
Need something fixed? Don't throw it out, bring it to Repair Lab!
Repair Lab is a free community drop in event to help people fix their belongings and save things from going to landfill. Skilled volunteers will help you with repairs of bicycles, computers, electrical appliances, household items and textiles. If you're unsure, bring it down and we'll see what we can do!
Also at this event:
- Buy Nothing Market Day presented by the Brentwood Village Town Team. Bring along your unwanted items to gift, or find a treasure to take home with you!
- Neighbourhood Watch Melville promoting public safety and crime prevention products
- The Rolling Bean will be providing caffeinated goodness . Please remember to bring your Keep Cup! There will be some reusable mugs on site in case you forget.
- Only one item is repaired at a time - if you have multiple items, you'll need to join the queue again. This ensures everyone gets to be seen at least once by a Repairer.
- Please show your gratitude and respect for our Volunteer Repairer by staying with them for the duration of your repair - have a chat, you might learn a thing or two!
- We cannot guarantee a successful repair, however our Volunteer Repairers will do their best to help you free of charge with the time, tools and skills they have available. - Advice will be provided if your item is unable to be repaired.
- We are unable to accommodate dogs at this event, please leave them at home.
Nature know-how: Meet the animals at Native Animal Rescue
Nature know-how: Meet the animals at Native Animal RescueNative Animal Rescue170 Camboon RdMalaga,
Native Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation which cares and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native animals so they can return to their natural habitat. They have a variety of animals on site throughout the year including Black Cockatoos, owls, Tawny Frogmouths, Nankeen Kestrals, Australian Hobbys and Redcapped parrots, Woylies, Western Ringtail Possums, snakes, lizards and frogs.
The tour will begin with a wildlife interaction with some of the educational animals and exploration of the education area before heading to the Black Cockatoo area and lake, weather permitting.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact the Sustainable Environment Officer via (08) 9267 9282.