Western Metropolitan Regional Council - Newsletter
Hi Western,

Welcome to the August edition of the Western Earth Carers Newsletter. 

Nabilla, Amy, Gabrielle & Rebecca

Earth Carers Course

If you haven't already joined the gang, come along to the next earth friendly, waste free Earth Carers course! We can help you get your ‘Rs’ into gear (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recyle)! Our free and friendly course starts on Wednesday 11 September. The course goes for five sessions (over three weeks) and will teach you practical ways to reduce waste at home, school or work. We will:
  •  Take tours of a composting and recycling facility, a landfill, community hubs and gardens
  • Get intimate with waste -  your waste and Perth’s waste
  • Demonstrate worm farming, composting and Bokashi
  • Give green cleaning ideas and share ways to declutter and simply life
  • Explain safe ways to recycle or dispose of tricky items like electronic waste, batteries, fluorescent globes and chemicals

All welcome! Click here for the full program and for further information please call (08) 9384 4003 or email


Participants on tour of a recycling facility

Plastic Free July wrap up (or unwrapped, as the case maybe!)

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Plastic Free July 2013. It was bigger than ever with over 3,000 individual participants, 96 businesses and 18 schools participating. Every continent was represented! Here in the office, we were continually inspired by stories rolling in thick and fast from participants - THANKS! Rebecca has written a wrap up blog including just some of those stories. We will continue to post on our Facebook page because as one participant said  'I want to continue and do another plastic free month, and another and another...' The good news is, you can!

     Plastic bag monster on the run from
     reusable bags at our closing party.

Second Hand Book Sale

Helen Manly is organising a second hand books sale at her church in Cottesloe. Here are the details:

Earth Carers Course

Free Earth Carers course - see our website for more information
When: Starts Wednesday 11 September 6.30pm
Where: First session at the Grove Community Center, other sessions are  at venues throughout the western suburbs

Enoughness - Kids swap meet

Bring something you no longer use, and swap it for something cool – like toys or clothes! Face painting, sausage sizzle, refreshments & more!
When: Saturday 7 September, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Wollaston Education Centre, 5 Wollaston Road, Mt Claremont
RSVP: Victoria 92860271 or register online at

Movie Night: The Clean Bin Project

Join us for a free screening of the wonderful movie  The Clean Bin Project in which partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Bring along some snacks and friends, though popcorn and friendly company is provided! Click here for more details. 


When: Friday 11 October, Doors Open 7.00, screening at 7.30
Where: The Grove Library Community Centre
1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove (cnr Leake St & Stirling Hwy)

Earth Carers in Action

Helen Manley


Helen is an active member of Earth Carers and  St Philips Anglican Church in Cottesloe where she heads the Green Church group.  Helen has organised free movie nights such as Bag It and Dive. The church has a recycling station to collect batteries, light globes, ink cartridges, stamps, ring pulls  and corks that would otherwise go to land fill. Helen, thanks for sharing the Earth Carers message!

Garage Sale Trail
The Garage Sale Trail is coming to the western suburbs and to Perth! It is one big day of buying, selling and old school social networking. There's never been a better time to declutter and hold a garage sale. For more info and to register go to 

Free Building Materials 
Materials from last years Earth Carers display at the Royal Show is to be discarded,however what is not sent to salvage is available for FREE for anyone who has transport and a place to put it.
There is building materials, rocks, stakes, tin, hessian, doors etc. Access to a fork lift is available if required.
What they have not sent to salvage will be available for FREE on  
Friday 16th August 2013 between 12 and 2pm at the Animal Nursery Pavilion, go in first Gate off Graylands Rd.

 Please let all your networks, friends and families know. If we don’t collect, it gets binned!!

Save the date
We have a couple of Earth Carer favourites coming up so save the date and keep an eye out for our Call for Volunteers:
Celebrate Lake Claremont, Sunday 15 September: we hope to run a washing up station similar to the St Luke's EcoFair.

The Royal Show, Saturday 28 September - Saturday 5 October: we will be having our combined stall with other regional councils and will need lots of vollies to help spread the 'Full lives, empty bins' message.
Our mailing address is:
Western Metropolitan Regional Council
PO Box 47, MOSMAN PARK WA 6912
Phone: 9384 4003
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