Don’t you just love when you can visit or holiday at a location that’s still pristine? No rubbish, very few people, lots of trees and wildlife. That’s what we go for when going on holidays.
But places like that are becoming few are far between because of the excessive waste our culture produces. Many of you would have seen the ABC’s War on Waste series. And I know it’s making a difference, we have a handful of plastic-free customers at Birdsong.
But what else can you do? Simple Living Toowoomba are hosting a War On Waste Workshop in August, aimed at empowering people to make changes in the way they shop and live that will cut back on waste and give future generations a better world to live in! http://simplelivingtoowoomba.weebly.com/
Here’s the details:
War on Waste Workshop
Date: 19 August
Time: 10.00-12 noon.
Where: Range Christian Fellowship, 15 Blake St, Wilsonton
What: This workshop will be full of ideas on how to reduce your waste. In the first half of the workshop we will have heaps of tips, tricks and products to help you reduce your plastic and disposable product use. Racheal will be demonstrating how easy it is to make beeswax wraps which can be used instead of Clingwrap. This part of the workshop is really a forum where we are hoping that lots of people bring their hints on how to reduce waste. With plastic free July wrapping up you may have lots of ideas on what ‘disposable’ products can be replaced with reusable/washable ones.
The second half of the workshop will be presented by Ann from the Toowoomba Regional Council. She will be talking about composting, worm farming and yellow bin recycling. There will also be time to ask any questions that you may have.
Bookings Required: 16 August to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also have a home grown and hand made swap where you can bring up to five items that you have grown or made and then swap them for other items that are brought along. The swap will begin at 9.50am so you will need to have your items on the table by 9.45am.