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Welcome to all new subscribers and hello to familiar faces.  Here's news of events, people and a grant opportunity from us to our ever-growing Earth Carers community. We're working to make good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs of Perth.

Earth Carers News Items

Earth Carers course underway

We have an enthusiastic group of people attending the Earth Carers course.  Last weekend they checked out the Tamala Park Landfill site.

If you haven't yet done the course,you can find more information here.  If you'l like a little reminder before the next course which is due to start around October, email us here

Or, if you live in the Northern Suburbs, you may like to do the very similar course run by the Mindarie Regional Council which starts on March 1st  Details here
Clean Up Australia Day - 6th March

Be part of Australia's biggest community participation event!
We'll be at *Chidley Point* (note: new location) in Mosman Park making headway on the waste that accumulates along the beach and through the reserve.  We'll also do a tally of the material we find for inclusion on the national database.
Morning tea provided (thank you Keep Australia Beautiful WA) and FREE coffee for anyone with a reusable cup (thank you Town of Mosman Park). 

When 9-11 am 6th March
Where: Chidley Way off Caporn St
Bring: Covered shoes, hat, water, friends, coffee mug and good humour. 
RSVP: registration through Clean Up Australia (click here)  or on the day
More info: email us or click here
 
Racing to Zero trailer
Source Reduction Workshop
Lots of people from a wide range of backgrounds worked together to build action plans to target a range of commonly littered items which keep turning up in clean ups around the beaches and rivers. Heidi from Tangaroa Blue facilitated the session and their website is full of data and information.  We'll be using their method to analyse what we find on Clean Up Australia Day
 

Racing to Zero - the story of San Francisco's journey to zero waste to landfill


We showed Racing to Zero in January at our very own pop-up outdoor movie theatre.
The movie generated heaps of questions for our CEO Gunther. It is the story of San Francisco's journey towards zero waste.  We now have added the DVD to our library of titles available to loan for free community screenings. Email us if you want to borrow it - or would like more information about the others in our library

Has your community group got a good waste reduction idea?  Apply for the next round of the WA Waste Authority's Community Grants Scheme .  Up to $20,000 available.  More details here . Closing date  5pm Friday 11th March

Earth Carer in Action


Ines completed the Earth Carers course in September 2014 and contacting us looking for disposal solutions for organic waste in her apartment. Her council, like most others,  doesn’t provide a food waste disposal option.  After trying various options, she started using a Bokashi bin and takes the fermented product to enrich a friend’s garden.  Along the way she discovered she was also dramatically reducing the waste she and her family produce.  She hasn’t stopped there “now we are working on a zero-waste household. I am refilling and replacing products as I run out with more sustainable solutions.”

As the song goes “From little things…..”

Rebecca is travelling


We have farewelled Rebecca  as she leaves for two months travelling the world on her Churchill Fellowship researching solutions to the problem of marine plastic pollution.  You can keep in touch with her through her blog - click here
How to get rid of tricky things?
Take these things to the WMRC Transfer Station for free disposal
  • Batteries
  • Gas Bottles
  • Scrap Metal
  • Computers
  • TVs
  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • CFL Globes
  • Poisons
  • Flammables
  • Household Chemicals
...and more. Full info sheet here.  Webpage here.  

Address:
cnr Lemnos Street and Brockway Road, Shenton Park


Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30-3:45
Sat, Sun 10:00 - 1:00
Public Holidays : 7:30-1:00

Phone: 9384 2544
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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