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Early Education for Sustainability SA Inc

Fair trade fortnight
Buying Fairtrade products means putting social as well as environmental responsibility on your shopping list.
While products like tea, coffee and chocolate are the most well-known Fairtrade products there are more than 2500 Fairtrade certified products available including cosmetics, ice cream and sports balls. When you look for, and choose, Fairtrade you are supporting gender equality, the eradication of child labour, fair prices for farmers and their workers and improving the environment. Our current traditional trading practices discriminate against the poorest and weakest with low wages and poor working conditions. Fairtrade is about empowering these farmers and workers to have decent working conditions, receive fair prices for their products and supports sustainable farming practices.
The Fairtrade Mark is a globally recognised label. Look for the symbol when you shop.

The true cost of production and consumption
There are many things that each of us can do to live more sustainably.
Switching to certified environmentally friendly products and purchasing Fair Trade tea and coffee are likely to involve paying more for our purchases. We are often concerned only about the costs in dollars paid and we forget the true costs that include the impact on people and planet.
Instead of asking ‘can we afford this?’ the question we should be asking is ‘can we afford not to?
Explore and learn more about the impact of production on the environment and who wins and who loses.
Do you know what the production costs are of one latte or one t-shirt or your laptop? The World Wide Fund for Nature (www.wwf.org.au) has a range of short videos that you can learn from. These may change the way you think. Choices do make a difference.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_JLmxhnpNY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDTmjR_GG1w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kew4yiPUsSg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f70FdN_q8d0
 
 
You can discover lots about the policies, commitments and practices of your favourite brands by visiting websites like Oxfam’s Behind the Brandshttps://www.behindthebrands.org/ http://www.behindthebrands.org/en/company-scorecard
 
Learn It, Live It, Teach It… Sustainability
Post conference workshop 1
Case studies of EfS
This will include a presentation by Liesl, ECT at Mitcham Village preschool, followed by the opportunity to view documentation of practice from other services, ask questions and share ideas
All June 1st attendees have a code that will allow them to attend this workshop free. There is a limited number of additional places at $20 plus booking fee. Visit Eventbrite
 
Post conference workshop 2
Planning for EfS
This workshop will support you to explore how to use literature and biodiversity projects to plan and implement EfS.
Workshop presenters:
Ivan Tiwi Copley who will bring an Indigenous perspective to planning for EfS
Sue Coad, author of Our Home;
Debra Dickinson, coordinator of Bringing Back the Butterflies
All June 1st attendees have a code that will allow them to attend this workshop free. There is a limited number of additional places at $20 plus booking fee. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
 

Ethical Decluttering
Are you drowning in clutter and stuff, is it time to ethically declutter for a sustainable simple life?
How much time do you waste looking for the keys, phone, purse just to get out the door on time?
Does the car live on the street because there is no room in the garage, simply because there is too much STUFF!
Do you struggle to pay bills on time, because you are drowning in a sea of paper?
Do you struggle to find a little ME time or are you always busy doing STUFF?
Imagine a life without the clutter, what would you do with more time in your day?
Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to declutter
  • How to eco organise
  • How to refuse clutter
  • How to identify treasures
  • How to let go of clutter
  • How to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • How to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want
Whether its your home or your workplace that needs decluttering you will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff
Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life
Come along to our evening with Tanya Lewis - The Eco Organiser® and Waste Coach - and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life
Tanya’s emphasis is on regaining control over our time and space by using mindful and ethical consumption. Before we buy anything, she challenges us to rethink the following questions: Do I really need it? Will I use it? When I’m finished with it, how can I dispose of it?
Tanya and the Eco Organiser® community has helped divert an estimated 37 000 kg of stuff from landfill, simply by finding good homes for unwanted stuff.
Tanya was the: 

 EESSA Inc has partnered with Adelaide Sustainability Centre to bring you this special event.
Venue: The Joinery 111 Franklin St Adelaide
Get your tickets for only $20 plus booking fee at:
https://eessa-asc-ethical-decluttering-tickets.eventbrite.com.au

Dates and events for your diary
August 2nd -15th Fair Trade Fortnight
August 15th- Post conference workshop 1- 4.30-6.30pm
September 16th Post conference workshop 2- 5.30-7.30pm
October 2nd- Ethical Decluttering 6.30-8pm
 
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
Robert Swan, Author
We make the road by walking and every step in the right direction makes a difference. Join EESSA Inc and you will learn ways to take more steps in the right direction.
Our mailing address is:
Early Education for Sustainability SA Inc
PO Box 297
SEAFORD, SA 5169
Australia

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