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Welcome to the latest Earth Carers newsletter.  We have news of what we have been up to and news of events coming up, including Less is More and Plastic Free July 2016. 

Coming up...
Subiaco Street Party Saturday 23rd April 2-10pm
Mosman Park EcoFair Saturday 7th May 10am-4pm
Less is More Saturday 25th June 10am-4pm
Plastic Free July
Advance news of the next Earth Carers Course starts 13th October

Recent activities...
Bin tagging in Mosman Park
Fun with kids at Cottesloe Primary School

Other events....
Garden Festival
Gardening for Beginners at Hilton Harvest
Energy for Earth Day with Mindarie Regional Council

Subiaco Street Party
We're looking forward to this new event on the calendar. We've been working with the City of Subiaco and the organisers, UpBeat Events to make sure that waste is minimised at this event and the proportion of recycling maximised. We will be there with a stall and we will also have some Bin Champions making sure the right things go in the right bins.  

You'll also get a chance to hang out with Peg and her Earthwise team!

When: 2pm-10pm Saturday 23rd April
Where: Rokeby Road and beyond!
More information: Event website or facebook 

Mosman Park EcoFair

One of our favourite annual events. Lots of eco-themed stalls, music, food, entertainment and fun. All in a wonderful heritage precinct with a wonderful community vibe. We'll be washing up and more!

When 10am-4pm Saturday 7th May
Where: St Luke's Precinct, Mosman Park (very close to the train station)
More info: The EcoFair website is here and this is their Facebook page
Racing to Zero trailer
Less is More Festival
This will be a very special Plastic Free edition of the Less is More Festival. We're keeping the things you love like the bring and share lunch and the venue. This year, we are really focussing on the effects of plastic and helping you live plastic free - just in time for Plastic Free July!

We are still on the look out for speakers, demonstrators and helpers.  Know someone? Get in touch

When: 10am-4pm Saturday 25th June
Where: The Grove Library, 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove 
More information: on the website or Facebook page

More details to follow... keep checking the website and facebook!

The challenge is simple - attempt to use no single-use plastic through July

The good idea that started right here and has now gone global! Over 36,000 people in 90 countries took part last year. Start preparing, this one will be bigger than ever.

When: All July
Where: your place
More information: Website and facebook page

More details on this one to follow - keep checking the website and facebook!

Earth Carers Course 

The next Earth Carers Course will start on Wednesday 13 October. If you haven't already done the  course, we'd love to see you there. And if you have, pass the details on to a friend! Register your interest here or find out more here.

Bin Tagging

Several of our volunteers have been helping Mosman Park with bin tagging over the past few weeks. This means checking general and recycling bins and tagging them with a smiley or sad face depending whether the right things are in each bin. Repeat visits are showing that this programs works to increase the proportion of bins with the correct contents.  
It does mean getting up very early to be there before the trucks!

Fun with Kids at Cottesloe Primary School Green Day

We had a great time at the Cottesloe Primary School Green Day. 270 kids enjoyed our Reduce-Reuse-Recycle games. Thankfully, we had 15 wonderful volunteers working with us.Then, a couple of weeks later we did it all over again with smaller groups at the Beehive Montessori School.

Garden Festival

For those who are into gardening - this is the festival for you!  There will be a low waste stall manned by Mindarie and Eastern Metro Earth Carers
When: 28th April-1st May
Where: McCallum Park, Victoria Park
More info: Website

Gardening beginner?

So this is the workshop for you!  Run by our own Amy!

When: 14th May for 3 sessions
Where: Hilton Harvest Community Garden
Cost: $30 if you're not a Hilton Harvest Garden member
More info: Email them here or book here 


Energy for Earth Day

Mindarie Regional Council is hosting a set of very interesting workshops for all Earth Carers. The next one is Energy for Earth Day. Click here for details
When: Thursday 21 April, 6-8pm
Where: Henderson Environmental Centre, North Beach

About Earth Carers

Earth Carers 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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