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It's almost Plastic Free July time again - have you signed up for the challenge? 

This year we have an extra boost for everyone - the Less is More Festival is a day of talks, sharing, ideas, demonstrations and fun on living less plastic - make sure you have 25th June in your diary!

Coming up...

25th June Less is More Festival
All July Plastic Free July Challenge
1 July From Cottesloe to San Francisco Talk
22 July and 29 July PFJ Bush and Beach cleanups
16th June North Beach - Oceans and Our World of Water 
26th June Midland - PFJ let's get ready
 
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Less is More Festival - 25th June
 
This will be such a great day filled with all sorts of things to help you get ready for Plastic Free July! It will include:
  • A keynote address from Rebecca on plastic pollution solutions inspired by her global travels
  • Talks and demos including fermenting, honey, weeds, wicking beds, personal stories, Ecoburbia and more
  • Ideas market for beeswax wraps,marine debris information, a chance to buy your Plastic Free July essentials, plastic free babycare, kitchens, homes, personal care, kids' activities and more...
Don't forget - Bring a contribution to the Plastic Free bring and share lunch!  

When: 10am-4pm Saturday 25th June
Where: The Grove Library, 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove 
More information: on the
website or Facebook page


STOP PRESS: One more helper required as a room host please - email Amy here

The challenge is simple
- attempt to use no single-use plastic through July


The good idea that started in the western suburbs of Perth has gone global! Over 36,000 people in 90 countries took part last year. Join us for a day, a week or a month. Refuse plastic bags, straws, coffee cups and water bottles or all plastic packaging. Your choice, we're here to help!

When: All July
Where: your place, your work, your school....
More information:
Website and facebook page. The lovely Lindsay has also started a specific group for Perth people learning to go Plastic Free - Zero Waste + Plastic Free Living Perth

 



From Cottesloe to San Francisco:
varied solutions to plastic pollution

On the first day of Plastic Free July,  join Churchill Fellow Rebecca Prince-Ruiz to hear about her inspiring journey through Hawaii, USA, UK, the Netherlands and Hong-Kong investigating innovative solutions to plastic pollution. Rebecca saw first-hand the devastation plastic can cause in our natural environment and met scientists, activists, policy-makers and educators who are all passionately working to address this issue.

When: 1st July 9:30am -11:30am
Where: The Grove Library, Peppermint Grove

RSVP: FREE event but please book through Eventbrite
 

PFJ Bush and Beach Cleanups



Join Earth Carers and students from Christ Church Grammar School to clean up some local litter hot spots for Plastic Free July! We will be tackling Buckland Hill Reserve first, then the following week we will be cleaning up Leighton Beach. 

Earth Carers will provide gloves, bags and other equipment, including a cuppa and light arvo tea – we just need helpers on the day. We will also spend a little time chatting about the issues of plastic pollution and how we can take our efforts beyond just cleaning up!

When: 22nd July and 29th July
Where: Buckland Hill and Leighton Beach - click locations for maps
RSVP: Just turn up!

Oceans and our World of Water


Rebecca is one of two guest speakers at this event to be put on by our Northern cousins to highlight some of the wonders and issues of oceans and fresh water.  Details - click here

When: 16th July 6-8:30 pm
Where:  Henderson Environmental Centre - end of Groat Street, North Beach  (423 from Stirling Stn)
RSVP: email here or phone 0411 295 880

Midland - PFJ Let's Get Ready!


If you're over in the Eastern Suburbs, check out this PFJ preparation event run by our friends at Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council!

When: 26th June, 9 am -12 pm
Where: Old Midland Courthouse, Helena St
More information: Click here
About Earth Carers

Earth Carers work to make good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs.  This includes events and programs like Plastic Free JulyLess is More Festival, and the Earth Carers Course.  We provide bins for batteries, globes and other tricky things.  

Once you have completed an Earth Carers Course you can join our Earth Carers Volunteers who help us with all of these and more.
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