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Switched on bikes competition

Erin from Mount Lawley rode away from Perth Electric Bike Centre recently on her brand new electric bike after winning our Switched on bikes competition. Thanks to everyone who entered and to Perth Electric Bike Centre for supplying the prize.

For more information on e-bikes, explore the Switch your thinking guide to electric bikes.

Switched on bikes is proudly supported by RAC WA through their Community Sponsorships program.

Responsible Cafes near you

More and more cafes across Perth are offering you a discount when you order your take-away coffee in a reusable cup. Switch your thinking, in partnership with Responsible Cafes and Keep Australia Beautiful, are driving this trend and we want your help.
Cafes need the support of their customers to make a change. What can you do to support your local cafe to reduce waste?
  • Take your reusable cup
  • Mention Responsible Cafes and request that your local cafe participates. Registration is simple and free.
  • Follow up the next time you visit. Have they registered? Are they offering you a discount?
  • Refuse other single-use items such as plastic straws, water bottles and cutlery
Find out more or see a complete list of participating cafes across Australia

Armadale Early Childhood Sustainability Directory

Little Green Steps WA is a not for profit program that supports early childhood educators to incorporate Education for Sustainability in early learning centres in Western Australia. This includes childcare centres, preschools, family day care, kindergartens, after school care and long day care services for children aged 0-8 years.

Little Green Steps WA works with partners to give children the confidence and skills to have a positive impact on their lives and their environment.

To connect early childhood educators with the many organisations that can help embed sustainability into their day to day routines, Little Green Steps WA has created the Armadale Early Childhood Sustainability Directory. Download your free copy here.

For more information about how Little Green Steps WA can work with your early years service contact Anne Pettit on 0418 602 281 or visit littlegreenstepswa.org.au

Community funding information session


Wednesday 1 February
10:00 am – 12:00 noon 
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
and
Thursday 2 February
9:45am – 11:45am
Kingsway Indoor Stadium

The information sessions will provide an overview of the community funding process in the City of Wanneroo, including information required for submitting an application in the March 2017 round.

Find out more

Introduction to sustainability in the early years


Thursday 16 February
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre

Delivered by Little Green Steps WA, this workshop is an introduction on what sustainability means in an early learning service and how it fits in with the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework. 

Find out more

Know your neighbour


Friday 17 February
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Enterprise House, 935 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo
and
Thursday 23 February
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pearsall Hocking Community Centre, Willespie Drive, Pearsall

Find out how to host a fun and simple event to get to know your neighbours. Come along to find out what support is available to help you turn your idea into action.

Find out more

Sunset Bold Park Walk


Tuesday 28 February
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WA Ecology Centre

Highlights include spectacular views of the fading sun over the Indian Ocean as the bushland comes alive to a chorus of birds.
 
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Great Gardens: Inspiring your beautiful garden


Thursday 23 February
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
City of South Perth Civic Centre Community Hall

A program perfectly designed for those that have an interest in growing a beautiful productive garden.

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Living smart


8 February - 22 March
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City of South Perth Civic Centre
Cost: $80 ($40 for concession card holders)

Are you interested in creating a simpler, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle?
Living Smart is a practical, hands-on, seven week course facilitated by sustainability experts Shani Graham and Tim Darby.
 
Find out more

Sunset Bold Park Walk


Monday 13 February
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WA Ecology Centre

The warmer months provide a unique chance to experience Bold Park bushland at dusk. Take a free guided walk led by volunteer guides and find out more about the park's fascinating history and native biodiversity.

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NatureLink


Thursday 16 February
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat

Would you like to help take care of bushland areas in the Town of Cambridge or are you interested in joining a community garden? Come along to this information session and find out about the friends groups and community gardens within the Town.

Find out more

Stars over Bungendore


Friday 17 February
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Meet at Southern Hills Christian College oval, Admiral Road, Bedfordale
Cost: Adults $5, Children $2, Families $12

Leave the bright lights of the city and the luminescence of your digital devices for a short while and savour the wonders of the eternal sky at the ‘Stars over Bungendore’ astronomy evening.

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Backyard chickens


Friday 24 February
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Thornlie Public Library

Ever dreamed about keeping chickens in the backyard? Come along to an informative session presented by Chooks in the City. Learn more about sustainable lifestyle practices including the benefits and rewards of keeping backyard hens.
 
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