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A global movement that starts with you

While they may seem small, the actions you take every day to reduce your energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas emissions are part of a global movement. There are people just like you across Perth, throughout Australia and around the world taking one small step at a time to make a big difference.

World Environment Day, Friday 5 June

As a reminder of this global movement, this June we celebrate World Environment Day and the 2015 theme is Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. Living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. To find out more visit World Environment Day

World Ocean's Day, Monday 8 June

World Ocean's Day better bag challengeJune also hosts World Ocean’s Day. To help our ocean and its animals, people around the world are promising to stop using disposable plastic bags for one year. This is an example of a simple step that you can take that when multiplied across the world can make tonnes of difference (literally). Visit World Ocean’s Day to find out more. You may like to extend your promise to cut out all single use plastic for the month of July as part of Plastic Free July, an initiative that started right here is Western Australia and is taking hold across the globe.

Town of Cambridge community planting day 

Saturday 6 June
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Corner of Roscommon Road and Glengariff Drive, Floreat 

Join the Friends of Roscommon Park to plant local native seedlings at the reserve. Your efforts will help improve the condition of the bushland. 

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Great Gardens workshop

Thursday 11 June
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent Street Weir, Wilson.

This workshop is ideal for gardening enthusiasts who would like to learn more about maintaining a beautiful landscape in a more sustainable way.  

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Armadale-Gosnells Landcare Group planting days

Saturday 13, 20 and 27 June

Community planting days at various locations. Morning tea provided.

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Plastic free July

Wednesday 1 July - Friday 31 July

Promise to reduce your use of single-use plastic throughout July. Sign up now to receive information and practical tips.

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Good things grow workshop series

Saturday 6 June
10:00 am
Bentley community garden, Nyamup Way, Bentley

Bush tucker gardens - taste and discover plants native to Perth that can be used for a range of purposes. 

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Great gardens in small spaces

Saturday 13 June
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Southern River College Community Garden

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to grow edible produce in small spaces, don’t miss the Great Gardens in Small Spaces workshop with Channel 9’s Garden Guru, Trevor Cochrane at Southern River College Community Garden.

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Yes, YOU can do aquaponics

Saturday 27 June 
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
34 Jarrahglen Rise, Jarrahdale
Cost: $10 per person

Have you been saying “I would love to get into aquaponics but don’t know where to start” or “it’s all too hard”?  Come along to Jackie Dines house, a Jarrahdale local for a talk on all things aquaponics and afternoon tea.  Jackie eats fish caught in the backyard and grows salad and veggies that are fed from the fish. Aquaponics are suitable for any size yard. Awesome! 

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Have you spotted a lost trolley?

Help it find its way home. Clean up the street and stop trolleys ending up in waterways and public spaces,

Visit Trolley Tracker to find out more

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