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News for the Earth Carers community -  making good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs
Hi <<First Name>>,

How was your Plastic Free July?

This initiative grows and grows around the world with 60,000 people participating at the last count - and it all started here.  Living proof that "from little things big things grow" (thanks Paul Kelly).  But it doesn't happen automatically, it takes persistence, networks, hard work, persistence, advocacy, support, social media, persistence... you get my drift. Big shout out to Rebecca for being the driving force behind it!

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...

Worm Farm Workshop


Worm farm workshop detailsYou're the first to know!  Our composting workshop in May was so successful we're doing something similar for all you budding worm farmers.  So if you've never really got worms to work for you this is your chance and you may go home with a worm farm - complete with worms!

When: 10-11.30am Saturday 10 September
Where: Earthwise, 315 Bagot Rd Subiaco
RSVP: Essential, earthcarers@wmrc.wa.gov.au
Details: click here
 

Earth Carers Course


Our signature event is back and starting in October - your passport to living with less waste.  If you've already done the course, tell your friends and rellies! More information, registration form etc here

Northern Suburbs people....


Northern Earth Carers CourseIf you live in the Northern Suburbs, you have a chance to go to an Earth Carers training course starting VERY SOON! Similar to our course but based in the Northern Suburbs. Click here for more 
 

Celebrate Lake Claremont


We love this annual event and the team will be there again and making it a low waste event.  Mark your diary!
When: Sun 21st September, 10am - 1pm
Where: Lake Claremont, Stirling Road Park, Claremont
More: Here

Annual WA Beach clean up 15-16 October

 
Organised by Tangaroa Blue. Volunteers are invited to register as an individual or as a group and nominate a beach or stretch of coastline they will clean up over the clean-up weekend. All materials, volunteer insurance and logistical support will be provided.  More here.

Got a great idea that needs some $$$s?

 
There are not one, but two waste-related grants available at the moment.  Here are the details:
  1. Community Litter Grant (KABCWA) - up to $10,000 closing date 15th August
  2. Community Waste Grants (Waste Authority of WA)  - up to $20,000 closing date 2nd September More here

Perth Royal Show


The Royal Show will be with us again soon.  We will take our water bottle refill stations again and you will find us at the 'WA too good to WAste' stand encouraging low waste living!  
Come and find us and the other regional governments' waste educators.
 

News from the office


We are looking forward to welcoming Gabrielle back from maternity leave mid August, Nabilla will return in March 2017 and Libby will continue on a part time basis.  
Someone will be in the office every day, so 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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