Wonthaggi,
30
May
2014
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03:25
Australia/Melbourne

What Goes Around Comes Around - Composting, Recycling And Creatively Avoiding Landfill

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Bass Coast Shire Council and the Bass Coast Landcare Network would like to invite you to participate in the new ‘Future Homes Program’ of free workshops and tours.

This program of 10 workshops is designed to inform and inspire you to implement sustainable actions at home. This can save you money and increase the resillience of your home against impacts of climate change.

Celebrate World Environment day with us by coming along to the next Future Homes workshop on Thursday,  5 June, ‘What Goes Around Comes Around – Composting, recycling and creatively avoiding landfill’. The day will start at 10.00am at the old Wonthaggi Library in Watt Street, Wonthaggi and will finish at 3.00pm with an afternoon tour to two sites. The first part of the day will involve presentations, creative displays, a short movie, demonstrations and an action planning session. This will help participants cut down on the waste they produce at home, composte successfully and get some great tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

A screening of the film The Story of Stuff  will be held in the morning.  This film focuses on the way we make, use and throw away all the stuff in our lives, is a real eye opener to just how ‘throw away’ our society has become.

Local artists will be also displaying some works using recycled materials which will be sure to  inspire a creative spark in all participants.

Lunch will be provided before a self drive tour to two sites in the afternoon, including a house that uses recycled items to cut down its carbon footprint.  There will also be a visit to the recycling facility in Wonthaggi to show us what happens to the stuff in the green bin with the yellow lid when it leaves the curb .

Bookings are essential for this day and can be made with Council’s Environment Officer, Diana Whittington on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).

All workshops in the Future Homes program include expert speakers, products, techniques and tours of sustainable sites to show real world examples of exceptional homes, gardens, farms and communities.  Information provided will help you to save money by using energy and water efficiently, reduce waste and live sustainably.

To register your interest and stay informed of locations of workshops in the program please contact Council’s Environment Officer, Diana Whittington on 1300 BCOAST (226 278). More information on the program can also be found at Council’s website at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au.