News for the Earth Carers community -  making good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs
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It has been a busy start to the year for our Earth Carers. Our first twilight movie – The True Cost was a great success as was the clothes swap before the event. Earth Carers were also at the Australia Day celebrations at the Cottesloe Civic Centre encouraging visitors to live with less waste! And this is just the beginning - a lot more is planned!

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...

FREE Twilight Movie Screening 

Join us for a sunset screening of ‘Symphony of the Soil’ Friday 17th February.  Filmed on four continents, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet. Bring along some home grown produce or preserves to share on the night as part of our 'Home Grown Produce & Preserve Swap'. 
When: Friday 17th February with Produce & Preserve Swap starting at 6.30pm and movie screening at approximately 7.30pm (depending on sunset).
Where: Lawns in front of Wearne House (40 Marine Parade, Cottesloe)
This is a no waste event so please remember to bring your own everything! There will also be fun door prizes on the night.

Rosalie Primary School honoured 

The 2016 School battery recycle winner has been announced with Rosalie Primary School taking top honours. Rosalie recycled 204.5 kilograms of batteries in 2016, that's almost half a kilogram of batteries per student. The next closest school was Freshwater Bay Primary school who collected 94.5 kilograms. However it's the newcomers to the competition, Beehive Montessori School, who are the ones to watch in 2017!
Household battery recycle stations are located at every western suburb primary and high school. Batteries should never be disposed of in your general waste bin, to find out where your nearest battery recycle station is click here

Clean up Freshwater Bay

Don't miss out on your chance to make a difference this year! Join Western Earth Carers for Clean Up Australia Day 2017 at Freshwater Bay in Claremont. Just one or two hours of your time this Sunday 5th of March can make a huge difference for our environment. Rubbish left in the environment can last a lifetime but with your help we can make sure this rubbish ends up where it belongs - in the bin! 
When: Sunday 5 March at 10am
Where: Freshwater Bay (next to Claremont Yacht Club)
Register your interest: Clean Up Australia Day website

Less is More Festival - 1st April 2017

Got a skill worth sharing? Are you handy with the tools? Got a knack with a sewing machine? Then we want to hear from you! The Less is More Festival is on 1 April and it will be a great day out full of skill-sharing workshops and presentations. To register your interest email us.
When: Saturday 1 April 10am to 5pm
Where: The Grove Library and Community Centre
Cost: Free!
More information at or on 9384 4003

Save the Date - Earth Carers Course

Want to learn how to live with less waste? Want to set up your own worm farm or compost? Or do you want to expand your zero waste knowledge with like-minded people? Then register your interest for our next Earth Carers Course. The FREE Earth Carers course is designed for Perth’s Western Suburb residents and gives you the skills and support you need. Plus course participants can also join our Earth Carers community and participate in the many exciting workshops and events we have planned. 
When: May 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th and 24th
More information: To register your interest visit the Earth Carers website.

Community Waste Grants now available

The Waste Authority invites community groups with an interest in waste management projects in their local areas to apply for a grant from the Community Grants Scheme (CGS). Community groups can apply for grants of up to $20,000 per project. For more information email the Waste Authority Services Grants Officer or phone 6467 5318 or visit the Waste Authority website

Litter free Schools

School’s back for another year and it is important we start planning now for a Clean School in 2017. Free professional learning sessions presented by Keep Australia Beautiful are available to teachers and support staff and provide a step-by-step guide on how to run a whole school litter prevention program.  To find out more visit Keep Australia Beautiful.


Mobile for a Meal

It’s not too late to send your old mobile to MobileMuster. For every mobile recycled in January and February MobileMuster will donate the value of a meal to OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue agency. Mobile Muster is the only not-for-profit government accredited mobile phone recycling program. Keep your old mobile out of landfill by finding your nearest collection point here
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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