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Earth Carers News:

Upcoming sustainability events:

Amy, Rebecca & Libby

Water Bottle Refill Stations Save Thousands at Royal Show

H2O to Go station in useMany thanks to the volunteers who helped out at the Royal Show - we couldn't have done it without you!

Our water bottle refill stations and water fountain went to the Royal Show for the first time and were an instant hit!  There were often queues of people waiting for refills.  

The units have meters on them and we did the maths.  They dispensed a total of 2106 litres of water during the week.  That equates to 3510 600ml water bottles that weren't bought.  Given that bottled water was being sold at $4 per bottle that equates to a saving of $14,040!  We are pretty impressed.  The H2O to Go water stations come from MeetPAT in Sydney and we are happy to lend them out for local community events. 

Earth Carers Course Underway

Gunther HoppeWe have just started our largest ever free Earth Carers course.  34 people came to The Grove on Tuesday night for the first night of the course and learnt more about how much waste is produced in WA and what to do about it.  On Saturday we are off to Tamala Park Landfill to see what actually happens to rubbish in a landfill.  If you are interested in doing the next course in March email us by clicking here, and we will put your name on the list to be informed about it!

FreeTalk : Waste for Life
Join us to hear from Prof Caroline Baillie, UWA Chair of Engineering Education and co-founder of Waste for Life.  Waste for Life works to create novel uses for waste materials in developing countries.
At: The Grove Community Centre
Date:  10th November 
Time: 6pm
Light supper provided.
This promises to be a a fascinating talk for National Recycling Week.  click here to RSVP

Christmas Celebration 

It's that time of the year again!  Exclusively for those who have done the Earth Carers Course....  the Christmas Celebration will be on Friday 20th November at 6:30pm.  More details later -   Save the date!


Fremantle Fest-a-Con and Anti-Conference

Fremantle Fest-a-conThe City of Fremantle is hosting an exciting two day anti-conference on all sorts of sustainability topics  followed by a festival including interesting, fun and even silly sustainability-focussed events.  We are particularly excited that Tim Silverwood of Take 3 is coming back to WA and that there are some events featuring Earth Carers!
When: 23-24 October (conference) 23 October-8 November (festival)
Where: Notre Dame University and around Fremantle
Register: Click here 

Amy's Composting Workshop
One of the events in the Fest-a-con is a workshop run by Amy our own composter extraordinaire!  
When: 8 November 
Where: Hilton Harvest, Rennie Cres, Hilton
Register: Click Here

Lindsay's Living Plastic Free Talk
Our very own Lindsay Miles of Treading my Own Path is talking about her experience living plastic-free as part of the Fest-a-Con. This talk is not to be missed!
When: 7 November
Where: MANY 6160, Kings Square,Fremantle
Register: Click Here

Living Smart Courses
Living SmartThese 7 week courses are a great way to learn about living more sustainably whether or not you have done the Earth Carers Course.  There are three coming up south of the river
When: various dates Oct-November
Where: Canning, Spearwood, Fremantle
Register: Click here 


Earth Carer News

Rebecca is a finalist!
We nominated Rebecca for the WA Waste Authority Infinity Awards as a Waste Champion for her awesome Plastic Free July work.  To no one's surprise she's a finalist.  Awards night is 6th November, watch this space!

Baby photos
We have two new very cute additions to the Earth Carers team!  

Gabrielle's baby Annabel  and Nabilla's baby Oceani.  All are doing really well!

Other snippets.....

Green Indonesia Bazaar

Green Indonesia BazaarLots of fun things including Indonesian traditional music, dance and food all in aid of developing waste education programs in Indonesian schools and organised by Marlou, one of our Earth Carers!
When: 25th October 10-2
Where: The Quintillian School, Mount Claremont
Tickets: Adult $10, kids $5 available through trybooking
More info: Click here

Joy of Wood

Greg MillerAnyone who came to the Less is More Festival in May would have met Greg Miller who runs the most amazing courses making useful things out of rescued wood.  There are more coming up.  Part craft, part therapy, part workout.  Highly recommended!
When: Various dates in November
Where: Heritage Woodcraft Centre, Canning Vale
Registerclick here for details

Other things....

We do awesome events and programs like the Less is More Festival, Plastic Free JulyBring One Get One Tree.  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, come to special events and have a great time with Full Lives and Empty Bins!
Our mailing address is:
Western Metropolitan Regional Council
PO Box 47, MOSMAN PARK WA 6912
Phone: 9384 4003
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