Wow! What an awesome workshop we had today at RESEED for our Road to Plastic Free July event. Most people started off totally overwhelmed and bamboozled by the copious quantities of plastic and the ridiculous statistical data to match.
We provide information, examples of plastic alternatives and some handy tips on how you can become part of Plastic Free July.
Join in the conversation about changing habits and what you can do to think less plastic in your part of the world.
Please bring a plate to share for lunch and your best plastic free tips to share with others.
Normal CENTs trading too so bring your wares to trade.
Need those trousers hemmed? Holes in your wool jumper? CENTs brings you a community gathering of fixers. In our throw away world and repairing skills quickly diminishing we need to retain the ability to repair and/or fix our items rather than throw them away and buy a new one. As the earths resources are under pressure we ask the big question of how can we contribute to walking lightly on the earth. Manufacturers are increasingly designing products to be thrown away and unable to be repaired.
This event is about learning new skills and knowledge sharing in an attempt to repair your own items with the help of a volunteer mentor. Repairs will be carried out by you. Perhaps your item can’t be fixed but advice is available and if should you need a replacement you can list that as a WANT on CENTs.
Please bring a plate of finger food to share. No dishes/pots please as a designated eating space will not be available on the day.
This Saturday from 11:30am come and join us for our first trial of a Repair Cafe. We will have mentors available for repairs to computers, laptops and other devices, software and hardware advice, free software options and antivirus, leather work repairs including horse bridles, plants, trees, garden advice and horticulture/permaculture repairs and design, bicycles, furniture restoration, wood working, solar ovens, knife and garden tools sharpening, sewing/darning and numerous others from our talented community. Bring along your broken items and work with a mentor to fix your item while learning new skills and giving new life to your item. This is a FREE community event and normal CENTs trading applies so don’t forget to bring your goods to trade without money.
It will involve businesses and not for profit organisations promoting sustainable ideals, food and life style stalls, presentations and activities that promote and support the aims of the NWEC. All welcome.
CENTs Stall on the day and Swap Area – BYO item to swap (must be in good, clean serviceable condition)
Join us here for a CENTs Market Stall
Street Market in Wright Street between Murray St & Thomas St, East Devonport
SUNDAY 19 FEB
5:30pm to 8pm including dinner @ 6pm
30 King Edward Street, Penguin
Bring a plate/dish to share for our community meal
Rules of Swap = 1 item for 1 ticket to be used to buy 1 item
all garments must be clean/laundered, wearable without holes or mending required
all traders are welcome to bring any other items for trading separately in addition to the clothing swap
Bring your items to trade, swap or give away. There will be a movie playing to entertain the kids, great food (bring a dish to share – main or desert)
Congratulations to all the nominees, semi-finalists, finalists and winners of the 2016 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards! The 2016 Gala Presentation Dinner held on 5th November 2016 celebrated a diversity of achievers and community contributors from all around Tasmania. Well done to all! CENTs celebrates not one but two nominations for Sustainability and Community Group of the Year. We are very grateful to our volunteer Administrator and Local Area Coordinators who are instrumental in keeping the community exchange chugging along in communities all around Tasmania – these awards are for you!