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June 2018

Re-Craft It! DIY Succulent Terrariums FREE Sustainability Workshop

Saturday 2 June @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Join in on the fun at our Re-Craft It! Workshop where we learn the art of succulent terrarium fun! Learn to design your own terrarium from every-day, every-home items such as vintage jars and teacups decorated by you! These little beauties make great desk buddies and awesome gifts. Bianca will cover everything from construction to caring for your little masterpiece. Please BYO Jars and/or tea cups, we'll supply the rest :) Please ensure you book for adults as well as…

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FREE Pop-Up Workshop: Handmade deodorant, toothpaste, cleaner and more!

Tuesday 5 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City square, Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, 2450 Australia
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Join dynamic 'doing' duo Holly and Lou and make super easy, totally cheap day to day essentials from toothpaste, to the most outrageously excellent deoderant and an all-purpose cleaning liquid to spruce up the house. All materials, tools and equipment needed to create your masterpiece. BYO x3 small jars or glass bottle so you can take home your creations. **Kids 3 and under bring along, 4+ book a seat! ** Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of Coffs Harbour City Council, is…

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Living Lightly – Biodynamic Gardening FREE workshop

Sunday 24 June @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map

Hamish Mackay is a passionate, experienced and local biodynamics practitioner and presents a workshop to share the joys of gardening in tune with nature. For Hamish, biodynamics is an enjoyable and cost effective way to produce high quality food and fibre suitable for human health and well-being as well as a way to address our carbon and climate challenges and generate confidence in the future. This workshop will present some of the basics of biodynamic gardening, and biodynamic preparations, in…

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July 2018

DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop @ Moonee

Tuesday 10 July @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Nourished Earth, Shops 14 & 15 Moonee Marketplace, 2B Moonee Beach Road
Moonee Beach, 2450 Select a Country:
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program…

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The Clean Bin Project: Films That Move you @ The Jetty

Wednesday 11 July @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Jetty Memorial Theatre, 337 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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$5

Join us for the Plastic Free July Films That Move You series. This screening will be a full-blown event, accompanied by local food trucks serving up delicious plastic-free movie snacks from 5pm! Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the…

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DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop @ Toormina

Wednesday 11 July @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Toormina Library, Minorie Drive
Toormina, 2452 Select a Country:
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of…

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‘Tomorrow’ Films That Move You! @ The Jetty

Friday 13 July @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Jetty Memorial Theatre, 337 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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$5

Join us for the Plastic Free July Films That Move You series. This screening will be a full-blown event, accompanied by local food trucks serving up delicious plastic-free movie snacks from 5pm! TODAY, we need a new direction, objective… A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far,…

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Plastic Free Walking Shopping Tour @ Coffs FREE Event

Saturday 14 July @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Happy Frog, 16 Park Avenue
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Come along to this walking shopping tour of Coffs Harbour CBD and learn how easy it is to shop plastic free! Bring along reusable bags for all your goodies, containers for your chicken and meat, jars or produce bags for the bulk foods and fruit shops and of course, don’t forget a reusable cup to get a takeaway coffee for a discount! You will be walking around the CBD so wear comfy shoes as you visit a butcher, chicken shop,…

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Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee Woopi: Plastic Free July

Sunday 15 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Woolgoolga Mud Brick Hall, 8 Boundary Street
Woolgoolga, Australia
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Woolgoogla Boomerang Bags group meet every third Sunday of the month to sew and create the bags. Come along to their July sewing bee to see how it is done! The bags made are distributed to local cafes and stores within the community to encourage people to go without a plastic bag! They also sell some of their bags at local markets! Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang…

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DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop @ Woopi

Thursday 19 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Woolgoolga Community Village Hall, 8 Boundary Street
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of…

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DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop (Session 1) @ Lowanna

Wednesday 25 July @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lowanna Public School, Lowanna Public School
Lowanna, Australia
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program…

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Repurposing Plastics Community Art Exhibition

Sunday 29 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harbouside Markets, Marina Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Repurposing our Plastics is a community Art Exhibition to start conversations about extending the life of stuff and to showcase creative works made from reused & recyclable plastics. It is open to all local schools and residents and is an integral part of Coffs Harbour City Council’s Plastic Free July (PFJ) program. Entries We are seeking entries that showcase the myriad of ways that common everyday plastic items can be repurposed. From bags, to artwork, to photos and poetry, we’ll…

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The Toy Swap – Plastic Free July FREE Pop-Up Event

Sunday 29 July @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harbouside Markets, Marina Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

Let's face it. Toys can be expensive and are often time limited.  If you are like most parents, you probably have a whole pile (or two) at home that your preschooler doesn't even look at anymore. A toy swap is a great way to extend the life of toys, save money and resources by swapping rather than buying new. Plus you get to pass on of some of those much loved, or unused, toys while picking up some "new" ones…

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August 2018

Sawtell Seaside Scavenge

Saturday 25 August @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sawtell Surf Club, Cnr &, Fourth Ave & Second Ave
Sawtell, Australia
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Free

There's no denying that single-use plastics & fast fashion are shaking things up for mother nature. With an estimated 1,900 microfibres rinsed from a single synthetic garment each time it's washed, there's no time like the present to be the change, and we've got just the remedy to inspire you to do it... Come down to the THIRD Coffs Coast Scavenge to TRADE beach litter for the funkiest of pre-loved CLOTHES, drinks and even win a prize or two for…

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