News for the Earth Carers community -  making good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs
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Summer is almost here, and with the weather warming up its a great time to get out in the garden. If you have a compost bin or a worm farm you should have plenty of material to build up your soil in preparation for warmer weather. If you want to learn how to set one up, or have questions there is lots of information in our useful factsheets

We have a few events coming up to inspire and educate you about living with less waste and hope to see you at an event soon. It's not easy to reduce consumption and waste at this time of year but being part of a like-minded community is important. So what else are we up to in our mission to make good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs? Read on... And some other news...

Subiaco Night of Lights

Subiaco's annual Christmas event is next week and we are looking for people to join in and help out reducing waste at this busy community event. We'll be checking bins and making sure things go in the right bin so they actually get recycled. 
Where: Rokeby Road and surrounds
When: 4-9pm Thursday 24th November 2016
Shifts: 4-7pm & 7-9pm
RSVP: email us here

SMRC Recycling Facilities Tour

Every wondered what happens to your recycling when it leaves the kerb? Come and see inside a recycling plant and look at an industrial composting facility run by our colleagues at the SMRC. Places are limited, RSVP's essential.

Where: RRRC Education Centre, 350 Bannister Road, Canning Vale
When: 9.30-11am Friday 25th November 2016
Bring: Water bottle, hat, enclosed shoes essential 
RSVP: Register through Eventbrite

DIY Christmas Cosmetics Workshop

Learn to make simple, safe cosmetics from household ingredients. We will make natural moisturiser, lip balm and deodorant. You will take home your own beautiful creations plus recipes so you can continue to make them for yourself and family or for gifts. Places are limited, RSVP's essential.

Where: The Grove Library, Peppermint Grove
When: Saturday 3 December, 9.30am to 12.00pm
Bring: Small jar for moisturiser, very small jar for lip balm,  wide jar for deodorant. 
RSVP: Register through Eventbrite

Update Brockwaste Facility

On the 27 October 2016 the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) was informed that the companies known as Brockwaste associated with the DiCOM AWT Plant at Shenton Park, have been placed into voluntary administration. For more information see the media release here.

Mosman Park summer activities

The Town of Mosman Park will be celebrating Summer with FREE family-friendly activities. Bookings can be made by contacting the Community Development team on 9384 1633 or by email.Activities include fashion upcycling, stargazing and a children's discovery walk.  Details of activities here and registration forms are available online.

Australia Day Celebrations

Residents are once again invited to join the annual combined Councils' Australia Day Celebrations being hosted by the Town of Cottesloe on behalf of Mosman Park, Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove Councils. The Earth Carers team will be at this there helping it a low waste event.  Mark your diary!

Join your neighbours in celebrating Australia by enjoying a free barbeque breakfast, witnessing a citizenship ceremony and applauding our outstanding locals in receiving an Australia Day Award.

When: 8am Thusday 26 January, 2016
Where: Cottesloe Civic Centre Grounds, 109 Broome St, Cottesloe

Low waste Christmas ideas

Instead of giving a physical item consider giving a voucher for an experience such as theatre tickets, a trip to the zoo, massage, restaurant vouchers or your time (the greatest gift) .

The fabric wrap in the picture has been used for a few years now. Each year new vouchers go in -  a homemade meal, an extra-long story time for a child or a bike ride.  The gift of spending time with someone you care about can also happen through the year. Click here for more ideas and tutorial

News from the office

In case you haven't heard, we have farewelled Gabrielle from the Earth Carers team, she is now working for the City of Wanneroo to be closer to her young family, we wish her all the best.  We will have a new Waste Educator starting soon so someone will be in the office most days, do get in touch!
About WMRC Waste Educators and Earth Carers

We 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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