Movie night tomorrow!
For once there is no rain forecast so join us on Wednesday 7 March 2012 from 6pm for a picnic and 7pm for a talk and screening of the "End of the Line' Assoc. Prof Jeremy Prince will be giving a brief talk and will be available to answer your questions on how to purchase sustainable seafood. Click here for details.
The Western Australian Waste Authority has a new website, to view click here
. To view the WA Waste Strategy ‘Creating the Right Environment’ released on 6 March 2012 click here
Earth Carer Nikki's son Ivan is involved with a highly innovative and contemporary approach to sustainability - Carrotmob
. The idea is to motivate restaurants to be more sustainable in their practices and actively market and
support those that are heading in the right direction.Think buycott not boycott.
Plastic Free Year
After participating in a council waste audit Earth Carer friends Jess and
Nathan decided to take up the challenge of a plastic free year. They created a Facebook
page to follow their story and challenges and to share alternatives to plastic in the Fremantle area.
Freo Cycle Chic
Inspired by movies such as 'Beauty and the Bike' or smile when you see people cycling in 'normal clothes'? Rebecca is involved with the new Freo Cycle Chic
movement. Earth Carers are welcome to join us in Kings Square, Ftle from 5pm Friday 23 March 2012 for 'Reclaim the Bike' - a community celebration of cycling including a bike fashion parade!
Twilight Garden Fair
Amy is involved in the Hilton Harvest community garden and they are holding their Twilight Fair on Saturday 31 March 2012. If last years fair is anything to go by it should be a wonderful evening, click here
Olive oil anyone?
Amy, Rebecca and their families last year picked olives to be pressed for oil and are keen to repeat the experience with our Earth Carers. The idea is that during
a weekend later in autumn we all pick
olives from trees in our neighbourhood and deliver them to the Earth Carers office. We will organise transport to the press in Herne Hill and divide the oil accordingly. More details to follow, email
us if you would like to be involved or even just know a good tree to pick!
Consultation on Packaging
Consultation workshops have been conducted for the federal Packaging Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS). Nabilla attended the Perth session last week and thought some Earth Carers may be interested.
The document examines national options for improving packaging recycling and reducing litter (including two options for Container Deposit Systems). To view the document and or to write a submission click here
. Public comment is sought by 30 March 2012.