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

Christmas is just around the corner, and as the silly season gears up it is important to be mindful of the waste we generate. Take the time to make your Christmas a 'waste-less' one. There are so many fun ways we can reduce waste this festive season – why not make your own gifts or eco wrap your gifts with reusable paper or fabric. Finally we want to wish all our Earth Carers and extended community a safe and Merry Christmas. We look forward to working with you on some exciting events in 2017!
 
So what are we up to in our mission to make good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs? Read on... And some other news...

Twilight Movie Screening - The True Cost

After a successful run of movies last summer, our twilight movie screenings are back. The first in the series will screen ‘The True Cost’ - a documentary film exploring the impact of the global clothing industry on people and the planet. We will also have an opportunity for people to upcycle their fashion with a ‘clothes swap’ being held prior to the film. So mark it in your calendars!

Where: WMRC Administration Office, 40 Marine Parade (corner of Warton Street) Cottesloe.
When: Friday 20th January at 6.30pm for clothes swap, movie starts at 7.30pm depending on sunset.
Bring: Everything! Food, drinks, picnic rug and pre-loved clothes for the clothes swap.
 

DIY Christmas Gifts

Tis the season to get creative. Christmas doesn’t need to break the bank. Check out our DIY Cosmetics and Beeswax Wraps for some Christmas gift inspiration.

 

Less is More Festival - 1st April 2017


The date has been set and planning is well underway for the annual Less is More Festival which will kick off in 2017 on the 1st April. The free family friendly event will be held at the Grove Library and feature an array of workshops and presentations all aimed at bringing the community together for a day of skill-sharing and inspiration. If you would like to get involved in planning the festival please contact us. Free events such as this one could not continue without our amazing Earth Carer volunteers.
 

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 there helping to make 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

Save the date - Earth Carers Course

Planning is well underway for our next Earth Carers course in 2017. The course gives participants the opportunity to  learn vital skills which you can use to decrease waste in your home. Earth Carers also have the ability to join in an array of activites being run across the Westen Suburbs.
When: May 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th and 24th
Where: Venue tbc
Register your interest: earthcarers@wmrc.wa.gov.au

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.

12 Do's of Christmas

Did you know Australians throw out about $1,100 worth of food each year and collectively more than $10 billion of food goes into landfill each year? Reduce your food waste over Christmas plus other handy tips with Planet Ark’s 12 Do’s of Christmas.

 

Adopt a spot

Is there an area in your community that could do with a good clean up? Keep Australia Beautiful Council is encouraging people to join in the Adopt-a-Spot program whereby community groups, businesses, schools or even individuals can volunteer a few hours and contribute to a cleaner environment. By registering you have access to free resources to help, insurance cover if you need it and an adoption certificate.

News from the office

Please note our Administration Office will be closed from 1:00pm Friday 23 December and will reopen at 8:30am Tuesday 3 January 2017.
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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