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New Hino Truck for Ecojobs Perth

New Hino Truck for Ecojobs Perth

A recent purchase has our Ecojobs staff excited. The new Hino truck arrived in March and the staff have been making the most of a quiet April to get the truck ready to go for the busy months ahead.

Complete with new tool box in the tray, it has also been fitted with a 2200ltr water tank, motor and hose reel – perfect for the upcoming winter planting jobs and ready for tree watering and weed control later in the year.

Perth Hospitals jump onboard with Modern Cloth Nappies

Perth Hospitals jump onboard with Modern Cloth Nappies

In our line of work, we  meet with so many interesting, committed, passionate people.

Last week, we had one of those meetings – with Kristy Wiegele and Georgi Wardrop from St of John of God’s Mt Lawley Hospital (pictured). These midwives were already *full bottle* on modern cloth nappies; they were just missing the actual nappies to show their parents-to-be. 

Not anymore! Thanks to a project funded by the Waste Authority, Green Skills has provided them with a Cloth Nappy Demo kit – specially for Antenatal Educators, full of modern nappies and the information parents need to use them.

They join the list of cloth nappy-friendly, participating hospitals:

  • Armadale Health Service
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
  • The Family Birth Centre
  • St John of God Hospital, Murdoch
  • St John of God Hospital, Mt Lawley
  • St John of God Hospital, Subiaco

Interested in a free kit for your antenatal clinic? There are only 2 left! Midwives and Parent Educators can contact Aline in the office 9360 6667 or on email – [email protected]

This project is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.







Perth Ecojobs Manager Kevin Toovey celebrates his 60th Birthday

Perth Ecojobs Manager Kevin Toovey celebrates his 60th Birthday

Kevin started work for Green Skills in the Murdoch office in January 2008 and in the 10+ years he has been with us – except for a year’s stint as a volunteer in Namibia between in 2011-2012 – he has worked to make our social enterprise Ecojobs Environmental Personnel a huge success.

Kevin has worked with hundreds of young Ecojobs casuals over the years to provide them with paid work and help them to develop their skills and networks and increase their chances of getting permanent work in the environmental industry.

He has developed a client base of local government authorities, state government agencies, friends groups and environmental consulting firms across the metropolitan region.  Ecojobs metro income has tripled in the ten years he has worked with us to total nearly $2,000,000 in 2017.

In these days of increasingly stingy project funding that makes it hard to cover organisational operating costs, Ecojobs ensures that Green Skills can fulfil its vision of being a driver of change towards a more sustainable community.

In the early years when Green Skills was a Registered Training Organisation, Kevin also provided accredited training in Conservation and Land Management, Occupational Health & Safety and Home Sustainability Assessment. 

Kevin’s work with Green Skills has been enormously beneficial during the past decade and we acknowledge the very positive contribution he continues to make to Green Skills and wish him a very happy birthday.



Sustainable Christmas Expo – Sewing with Scraps

Sustainable Christmas Expo – Sewing with Scraps

The countdown to Christmas is on!

Come see us at the City of Cockburn’s Sustainable Christmas Expo on November 25th. We will be holding our ‘Sewing with Scraps’ workshop with sewing recycler extraordinaire, Jude Ludlam.

Learn how to create beautiful one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and decorations using fabric scraps and old clothes.

This workshop is being held at 2pm, at the Cockburn Wetlands Centre.

Interested? Tix are $5 and going fast. Register here

Meet the Team: Steven Spragg

Meet the Team: Steven Spragg

Behind the hipster beard and high vis, is an Ornithologist, amateur Photographer and valued Ecojobs Team Leader!

Steven’s had some interesting jobs over the past 3 years with Ecojobs – stem injections to fight Phytophthora dieback in Kalamunda, removal of the aquatic weed Hydrocotyle along the Canning River, dune restoration for the City of Nedlands and planting along the fringes of Lake McLarty and Birchmont for DBCA.

From outside of Ecojobs he brings experience in – the handling and trapping of reptiles from Bold Park, the restoration of natural areas in North Eastern Thailand through Khon Kaen University AND he’s currently enrolled in a Master of Science.

A quote that defines Steven? “If everyone gave that extra 1% in their job, I believe we can make a real difference”