Dear Denmark Tip Shop customers and valued visitors – We greatly regret having to close the Tip Shop during this COVID-19 epidemic period. Green Skills assures you that we will reopen as soon as the Federal Government lifts the current restrictions placed on non-essential business trading. Our staff and customer’s safety is our primary concern and because we can’t ensure social distancing protocols as required under government regulations, we have decided that it is the right thing to do to close the Tip Shop. PLEASE do not throw away those items that you would otherwise donate to the Tip Shop but keep them in storage to donate to us when we reopen. We will be relying on our Denmark community’s support to help us re-build our Tip Shop into the thriving community business that it has been and will be as soon as we reopen. PLEASE do not leave any items at the Tip Shop gates, as we are not accepting goods at this time, and items left will just become a mess for someone to have to clean up when we open the gates to you all again. We will keep you posted on when we hope to reopen, but until we hear from the government, we can’t give any definite reopening date at this time, but keep an eye on the website because we hope that we will reopen soon.
Green Skills thanks you for your valued support to date, and we look forward to reopening our Tip Shop in the near future and re-building to normal activity when these difficult times are over.
It’s Denmark Arts Market time again. Green Skills will continue the amazing success of our Not Waste education program. The Bin Faeries are a chance to be on the ground talking to our community and making a real difference in waste separation. To augment this Green Skills and Denmark Arts have been helping stall holders to change their practices by providing information on alternatives to single use plastic. This is not the only thing but it is a great step towards waste reduction. Also Plastic Reduction Denmark will continue there wash station and will be trialing plate washing from one stall. These two projects, community education and the changes by stallholders have reduced the landfill by over 90%. We would love to have you as a part of the team and thanks so much to everyone who has already been a part of this community action.
James the Bin Faerie
What an amazing weekend. Thanks to everyone who was involved in making it happen. All that hard work payed off it was spectacular. Friday night we had our “Possible Futures, Waste reduction Discussion Panel” which was the start of many more discussions and the fashion parade to end all fashion parades. Slow fashion never looked so good. The Tip Shop DJ finished off the night with all our favorite Tip Shop records Saturday night Harry Jakamarra and Elwood Grey’s captivating performance is one i’m glad i was there to witness. We have some ineradicable photo’s from Carbon Element our contemporary dance night exploring the dark side of waste through dance and experimental found object music. Sunday night we had Denmark’s first showing of “Well Weathered Piano” a film by local film maker Robert Castiglione. The film explored ruin and decay of old piano’s with experimental improviser/ composer Ross Bolleter. And that’s just the night time events.
The day time Saturday and Sunday Not Waste Bizarre and morning workshops were a hive of activity. Ali Marshal had an endless stream of people wanting to learn how to repair there bikes including one couple who just turned up on bikes to go to the library and Ali serviced there bikes while they were there. Luca Gentle’s Nurf Gun Moding workshop was by far the most popular. At no time did i see less than 10 kids hard at it learning to dismantle, repair and modify there Nurf Guns.Rob Gulley & Brenda Conochie’s workshop 3 ways to turn Foodscraps to Fertiliser was a great success great information that will definitly help people to better reduce waste. As always Plastic Reduction Denmark were hard at it producing more planet friendly shopping bags.
None of this could have happened without the help of Denmark Shire (who donated the use of the Civic Centre) Denmark Arts (who donated the use of thier projector and lights), Denmark Community Resource (for the use of their projector), Denmark Upcycle Collective, and Green Skills/ Denmark Tip Shop for financial support putting this event together. Also a huge thanks to Freehand Wines and there amazing food wine and Boston Brewery’s beer. So great to be a part of such an supportive and environmentally conscious community.
Look out for more events soon.
See you there