Category Archives: recycling

‘One person’s rubbish is another person’s riches’ Photo Competition

SusFawkner-recycled-wheelbarrowSustainable Fawkner want pictures of your proudest recycling moment, hard-rubbish treasures and re-purposed trash. Be eligible to win suitably sustainable prizes!

You can load them on our Facebook events page

or email to sustainablefawkner@yahoo.com.au

Hard copies can also be received at Fawkner Community House, CB Smith Reserve, Jukes Road, Fawkner

Photos will be exhibited and judged by popular vote at Fawkner Festa on 9th November & Fawkner Community House Community Market on 30th November.

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Can you Zero your Waste for a Week?

Take the Zero Waste for a week ChallengeThis year throughout the month of June Moreland City Council are asking residents to take the Zero Waste for a Week Challenge. The challenge is to not put anything in your rubbish bin but you can still recycle and compost throughout the week.

The first 50 Moreland residents to register will receive a free compost bin and the first 150 residents will receive a waste wise kit.

For more information or to register visit the Zero Waste for a week Challenge  or email send an email.
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Sustainable Fashion Course

The Fawkner Neighbourhood House is running a short course on revamping your old clothes. In the course you will learn how to do

. simple alterations
. hemming (machine and hand)
. darning
. sewing buttons
. revamping pre loved garments
. hand embellishing
. machine embellishing
. tie dying
. batik

And much more…..

Sewing machines are provided.  We have 4 people currently enrolled however for the program to go ahead we need another 4. The approximate cost for 6 weeks is about $80.00. The classes run from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm.  We would love to have you come along.

Any questions call the Fawkner Neighbourhood House on 9357 4631.

Sustainable Fashion class starting at Fawkner Community House

retouches - workshopFawkner Community House has just started a Sustainable fashion class in 2012. Do you have clothes that you cannot part with? Clothes that you love but cannot wear because they are outdated or simply don’t fit?

Here is the Solution. Recycle, Revamp, Re-wear at a class on Wednesday night. Continue reading