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Western Metropolitan Regional Council - Newsletter
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Welcome to our first edition of the Earth Carers
e-newsletter for 2014. We trust you had a great festive season and start to the year. In this edition:


What's in store for Earth Carers this year?

Earth Carers News: Upcoming sustainability events: Nabilla, Amy, Rebecca & Gabrielle

What's in store for Earth Carers this year?
All Earth Carers staff are back on deck feeling refreshed after our holidays. We've planned out a bunch of great  projects and events including: the Less is More Festival; a high school Earth Carers course; another Swap-a-Lot Party; the Royal Show; Plastic Free July and an Olive Press (back by popular demand).

Less is More wins an award
Congratulations to the Earth Carers team of  volunteers, led by Lindsay Miles, who organised the 2013 Less is More Festival for winning the Shire of Peppermint Grove's Award for:

'Most Outstanding Community Event of the Year 2013'


Peppermint Grove Shire President, Rachel Thomas, with Lindsay and Nabilla

Earth Carers course enrolments open - starts 13 March 2014

The cornerstone of the Earth Carers program is the Earth Carers course and we'd love your help spreading the word. Come and find out why we Earth Carers get so fired up about waste. You'll learn great skills like composting, de-cluttering and reducing waste - and we have a blast!

Download the Earth Carers Course Program - March 2014.
For more info or to register, visit our website here or contact Earth Carers by phone 9384 4003 or email rsvp@wmrc.wa.gov.au.

Here's what a recent participant said,
The course has enriched my life, inspired me to do more and share what I am doing."



Summer movies are happening! 

Valentine's Day Special - What better way to spend Valentine's night than a picnic by the ocean and an outdoor movie? It's free, you won't have to wait for a table, and the movie is NOT a romantic comedy!

Movie: The Light Bulb Conspiracy

When: Friday 14 February, 6.30pm picnic, 7.45pm movie screening
Where: WMRC offices outside on the lawn. Wearne House, Corner Warton St and Marine Tce, Cottesloe. See map here
BYO: Picnic, blankies and beanbags and a lotta luurrrve

Next Movie: Chasing Ice, Friday 11 April at The Grove Community Centre.


Less is More Festival - 22 February

In 2014 the Less is More Festival returns bigger than ever with more than 20 presenters presenting on topics as diverse as cooking, gardening, conscious living, as well as children's activities and more! 

When: Saturday 22 February, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Where: The Grove Library, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove
Cost: Free!

Find out more by visiting our sparkly new website  www.lessismorefestival.com



Clean Up Australia Day - 2 March

Clean Up Australia Day (CUAD) is a great way you can take action to clean up, fix up and conserve a spot you care about. Earth Carers staff will be at Minim Cove in Mosman Park.

When: 2 March 9.00am -11.00am
Where: Minim Cove in Mosman Park

What: Bring your own gloves, BBQ provided

For information on other CUAD sites in Perth's western suburbs click here. Or visit the CUAD website to get 
involved.


Preserving the Urban Forest Forum - 15 March

The Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) are launching the first community information forum in their Climate Smart series. Featuring interesting speakers (such as Earth Carers composting & worms workshop!), Beyond Gardens, live Carnarbys Cockatoos and a host of interactive activities. For more information contact Vincent Cusack on 9387 0962. 

When: Saturday 15 March 2014, 9.00am - 12.30pm
Where: The Grove Library, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove
Cost: Free!

Perth Garden Festival - 3-6 April

Western Earth Carers will be back at the Perth Garden Festival but this year we have been invited to give our talks on the main stage! We'll be sending out a 'Call for Volunteers' closer to the time. If you fancy giving a short sustainability-themed talk let us know. 
Volunteers will get free entry.

For festival info click here.

 


Earth Carers in Action
Happy 1st Birthday to 'Make New & Mend'



Congratulations to Earth Carers Jacqui, Lesley and Paula (not pictured) for all their hard work growing the Make New & Mend group. What started one year ago as the Summer of Sew over January 2013 has evolved into a great bunch who meet every Saturday afternoon to mend, sew and craft.

All are welcome. If you've ever wanted to learn to darn, stitch, crochet or knit, or have a half-finished project you'd like to complete in friendly company - then come along. 

There's no need to book or commit to every week, just pop in whenever you're free.

When: Every Saturday afternoon, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Where: Peppermint Grove Council Chambers (same building as Grove Library), 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove.
Please bring: Sewing/craft gear,a gold coin donation for tea/coffee and cake.


Washing up kit available for loan

Summer is the season for parties and BBQs but alas, that often means unnecessary waste. Instead of just being a bah-humbugger, why not borrow our 'washing against waste' kit? It has what you need for a sustainable party. Disposable cups? NO! Borrow our mugs, glasses and washing up gear. Balloons and disposable streamers? NO! Borrow our beautiful bunting and tea light holders! Cans and bottles? NO! Borrow our punch bowl! 
Just drop us an email (earthcarers@wmrc.wa.gov.au) to arrange to borrow the kit. 




 
Our mailing address is:
Western Metropolitan Regional Council
PO Box 47, MOSMAN PARK WA 6912
Phone: 9384 4003
Email: earthcarers@wmrc.wa.gov.au
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