Hello again everyone.
What a wonderful list of community groups we collected last Thursday. Below, I will paste the ones which were written on the sheets and a few which have been collected since. Thanks to Rev Lorna for her talk and to Marie for talking about the Borrow and Share Bunting.
Thanks too to Mike Norman for his Sustainable Transport talk and living it out. I hope that a few of you have been inspired to use a bike or public transport.
We have been working on the footage David has recorded in each session and now have the first week ready for you to rewatch. We have discovered that it needs to be in a number of segments, but have listed the URL for the next one in the description box that will appear below each one, as well as the URL for the videos we showed in the session so you can watch them again.
Our footage is unlisted, which means people cannot search for them but need to have the URL to find them.
Wk1 Ep1 Introduction, welcome and overview of the Sustainable Living Course https://youtu.be/J8AsBtKA8JE
WK1 Ep2 Broad Introduction to Permaculture https://youtu.be/kt47Brfy94w
WK1 Ep3 Sustainability https://youtu.be/ky5XW22KkAI
WK1 Ep4 Climate Change https://youtu.be/21Qku9BV9Eg
Thanks to Pippa and Belinda for yummy food last week.
This week Pauline will bring savoury and Susie will bring something sweet for afternoon tea.
We will talk about Waste and how we can waste less, and about Gardening for Food.
You are invited to come to Duncraig Edible Garden on Saturday 28th August. Gardeners will be there 9am-noon, and I will give you a tour if you are there at 10am.
On Sunday 29th August, the first tour of MMM garden 3-5pm at 5 Cobine Way Greenwood. Please make sure to be on time, or even a few minutes early as there is a lot to cover in that session. It would be nice if a few people bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.
You are welcome to bring family or friends who you think would also benefit from either the DEG or MMM Garden tour.
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday
Links for further reading or watching:
we watched this video
Catherine Mohr: The tradeoffs of building green | TED Talk
Energy Assessment Checklist v2.xlsx (anglican.org)
I showed you the 7 page printout of this. Download this assessment tool to help you assess the sustainability of your house.
this has a lot of very good information to read on many different pages. Take your time to read it all, or pick out what you think will be useful to you.
Carbon Footprint Calculator (carbonpositiveaustralia.org.au)
at www.footprintcalculator.org for a different assessment (that one is American)
Questions to Richard Heinberg from a 15-Year-Old Student – Resilience
Mike Norman has kindly offered to guide people who want to learn to ride, get a bike which suits them etc. He is a great coach. email@example.com 0438 710 527
An inspiring TEDx talk by WA Living Smart teacher, Shani Graham, entitled “Take a street and build a community”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1WSkXWSJac&t=726s
Community groups in this area which can help you progress in your sustainability journey.
|Community groups who do Earth care/growing things|
|Name of group||What they do||Where they meet||When they meet||Contact information|
|Grow free W.A.||Support community carts: homegrown fruits and veggies and reusable jars and seedlings etc to share with others||Joondalup family Centre has a cart (there may be others close by)||The JFC cart is out Every weekend||Internet search “grow free W.A.”|
|Grow it local||Advertise your plot by registering it||Website|
|Carine Duncraig plastic free||Support each other reach plastic free July goals||Occasionally|
|Duncraig Edible Garden||A community Garden where people grow food and community together in a public space. Gardening education and workshops share the harvest, Perma culture||Duncraig Public library forecourt and surrounds||Alternate Saturdays 9 AM to noon. Coming DEG day is our 28th August 11 and 25th September and so on||DEGinfo@DuncraigedibleGarden.org.au|
Duncraig Edible Garden | Facebook
|NAPES Northern active Perma-culture enthusiasts||this is the local group of Perma culture West. We share and learn from each other’s experience in growing gardens and designing systems in harmony with nature to make the most efficient use of resources||Home gardens of various members in turn||Second Sunday of each month 1 PM until four||NAPES@permaculturewest.org.rau |
Northern Permies (NAPES) Perth | Facebook
|Joondalup community Coast care forum (JCCCF)||Volunteer community organisation within city of Joondalup||Numerous volunteering opportunities to care for our coast at Marmion, Sorrento, Hillary’s Whitford’s etc||Weekends or week days “see event list for contact details or just turn up to an event you will be welcome”||jcccf.org.au|
project leader for Sorrento Mike Norman phone 0438 710 527
|Community groups who do people care/social things|
|Concordia craft Corner||Craft morning for those who want to chat and work on their own projects or to take classes in mosaics, card making, beading, cooking, planting and a range of other crafts each week|
$2 for morning tea (provided) plus relevant class costs
|Concordia Lutheran Church 172 Glengarry drive, Duncraig||Tuesdays 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM during school terms||Drop in on a Tuesday to see what’s happening (except Tuesday, September 7 group bus trip away). The last Tuesday of each term is choices day to select classes for the following term.|
|MS coffee club/peer connect||Supports people living with Multiple Sclerosis.||Get together for coffee and chat at least every second month||Jill Groom Jill_Groom@Hotmail.com|
|Men’s shed||A friendly and welcoming environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace. The major objective is to advance the health and well-being of male members and encourage social inclusion||Joondalup Wangara Wanneroo Gnangara and many more||Times for each shed varies||The focus of activities for each shed varies Www.men’s shed W.A..org.au/sheds-near-you/ gives you access to the list of sheds in W.A. and address and contact information|
|Community groups who do fair share/future aware /sharing things|
|Greenwood Street pantry||Give what you can take what you need (shelf-stable food)||St John’s Anglican Church Greenwood||Always open||Greenwood Street Pantry | Facebook|
|Zero waste and plastic free living||A friendly and supportive bunch working to make it easier for people living in Perth to choose zero waste and plastic-free lifestyles.||Online (Facebook)||(12) Zero Waste + Plastic Free Living Perth WA | Facebook|
|Buy Nothing Carine||People give away their excess items or ask for items that they need. All free no money changes hands||Neighbours meet when|
you pick up items from the givers house
|Facebook has a Buy Nothing group for most suburbs. Asked to join|
|Bunting library||bunting to borrow instead of using balloons||Greenwood||Occasional making, borrowing by arrangement||Marie O’Reilly|
|Community groups who make or mend things|
|Repair Café Double view||repair broken things electrical mend clothing||228 Hancock St Doubleview||sort of monthly weekends||follow Transition Town Stirling on Facebook for alerts|
|Boomerang bags||make fabric bags to use instead of plastic bags||Carine Guide Hall||monthly||Marie O’Reilly|
|Bicycles for humanity||repair old donated bikes and sent to communities in Africa||Midland||two times per week||B4HWA.com|