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Do the right thing - choose reusable

Australians throw away one billion takeaway coffee cups every year. Despite popular belief, the cups and lids are difficult to recycle and 90 percent end up littered or in landfill.

Switch your thinking, in partnership with Responsible Cafes and Keep Australia Beautiful WA, are calling on cafes to offer a discount to customers that bring their own cup.

Participating cafes are provided with posters that let people know about the issue, are included on a national map of participating cafes, and offered free promotion on social media.

Are you keen to get your local café on board? Speak to them next time you order your coffee and point them in the direction of Responsible Cafes. If your local café is in a Switch your thinking Council area, they’ll also receive a batch of Switch your thinking KeepCups to distribute to their loyal customers.

One billion cups! What can I do?
  1. Take a reusable cup to the café every time you order a takeaway coffee
  2. Start a conversation with the person making your coffee about Responsible Cafes
  3. Switch your thinking is partnering with community groups to help spread the word. Contact us for more information
  4. Refuse other single use items such as plastic straws, water bottles and cutlery
  5. Find out other ways to help cut waste

What bird is that?

Friday 4 November
10:30 am – Noon
Cambridge Library, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat

A spring event hosted by the Town of Cambridge, find out more about identifying local birds from experts at Birdlife Western Australia.

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Pop a weed in your salad

Sunday 6 November
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mary Carroll Park, Eudoria St, Gosnells

Do you have a problem with weeds in your garden? Find out how to turn the problem into a solution.

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Solar battery storage

Wednesday 9 November
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Clean NRG Solar, 1/480 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park

Learn about the facts and figures, myths and milestones from a Tesla Energy Authorised Reseller. Clean NRG will also have a Tesla power wall on display at the event.

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Armadale Early Childhood Sustainability Expo

Thursday 10 November
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
City of Armadale Function Room, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale

If you're an early childhood professional from the Armadale area, come along, relax and have fun after work as you network and try our some sustainability-focussed learning activities.

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Bicycle: The Film - free pedal-powered screening

Friday 18 November
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Southern River Community Garden, Anaconda Drive, Southern River

Join your community for a relaxed evening at the community garden. The evening is an opportunity to celebrate cycling: The film will be pedal-powered! Volunteers will pedal stationary bikes, generating the electricity needed for the projector.

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Cutting kitchen waste

Wednesday 23 November
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mundijong Public Library

Find out by how by switching a few habits you can make a big difference to your emissions and your household budget.

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Breakfast with the birds

Saturday 5 November
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Lake Monger Reserve, Wembley

Enjoy a BBQ breakfast while checking out the local birdlife.

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Biodiversity: Bringing back the bush

Monday 7 November
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
City of South Perth Civic Centre Community Hall, Corner Sandgate and South Terrace, South Perth

Delivered by The Forever Project, this workshop is a must for anyone concerned about ‘bringing back the bush’

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Beyond Gardens: Gardenwise workshop

Wednesday 9 November
6:45pm – 9:30pm
Piara Waters Pavilion, Piara Waters

This workshop is packed full of local information to highlight waterwise gardening practices that are suited to WA's unique combinations of soils and climatic conditions.

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Green Cleaning

Thursday 17 November
Noon – 1:00pm
Function Room, City of Belmont Civic Centre, 215 Wright Street, Cloverdale

Learn how to cut through the advertising spin of the home hygiene industry with the help of elbow grease and bi-carb soda.

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Waterwise irrigation

Saturday 19 November
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Southern River

Learn all about how to water your garden and lawn efficiently at a free workshop, delivered by Water Corporation and South Metropolitan TAFE.

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Frogs and more frogs

Sunday 20 November
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mary Carroll Park, Eudoria St, Gosnells

Learn about our local frogs and then explore the underwater world of a tadpole.

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Energy efficiency

Wednesday 30 November
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mundijong Public Library

Learn how to save energy in the home by being energy efficient.

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