Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Green Skills is committed to a zero waste future
Our flagship waste project is the Denmark Tip Shop
Operating since 2001 it has diverted thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill.
It provides employment and a range of volunteering and skill development opportunities.
Green Skills demonstrates a commitment to a zero waste future across all areas of the organisation from our office management to our programs and events.
Expecting a baby? Come see us at Clarkson Library for a Reusable Nappy information session, on June 9th at 10am. With modern cloth nappies, running out of nappies is like running out of clean clothes. Just put on the washing machine! (No last-minute trip to the shops...
Big green thanks to our community members for dropping off your coffee pods to Green Skills Albany for recycling! You're keeping aluminium (one the highest value recycling streams), plastic and coffee grounds out of landfill. Here's how you can make sure your coffee...
Cloth Nappies have moved into the modern era! And Green Skills Perth have been busy showing them (and their vintage, terry-square cousin) off to young Cockburn families. But, how do you get started with cloth, when you are already comfy with disposables? 1- Start with...
How's this for an engaging Team Building event .. The City of Joondalup's Staff Development Day (pictured) featured a bonanza of workshops, inspired by the imminent Plastic Bag Ban and how we can ditch single use plastic. Keep Cups, Boomerang Bags, Beeswax Wraps are...
Waste Wise Wednesdays are popping up all over WA Primary Schools. Even school canteens are getting onboard with waste free lunches! Our schoolkids know that single use, throwaway plastic - juice boxes, cling wrap, ziplock bags, yoghurt tubs - is out! Reusable drink...
MYO Beeswax Wraps Beeswax wraps are a natural and compostable alternative to plastic cling wrap. In this workshop, participants learn how to make these beautiful, reusable food wraps. Each participant will come away with 3 beeswax wraps. And the skills to make plenty...
The South Coast Create No Waste program ran for 12 months on the South Coast of WA and included including 5 market days, 15 workshops and 3 tours, reaching over 4200 participants. We partnered with community groups, schools, local government, NRM and waste...
Thank you Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre for hosting our MYO Beeswax Wraps Workshop last week - a great start to 2018 for this fun and friendly group! For those participants who have been asking, here it is: THE BEESWAX WRAP RECIPE You need 3 main...
Green Skills Albany has been participating in the Terraycle Australia program since early 2017. In the last year, we've diverted over 25 kilos of waste from landfill. The items are posted to Sydney, where all parts of the materials are recovered for composting,...
“No gifts please” took a fresh twist for Annabelle Newbury’s recent milestone birthday party.
A long time Green Skills staff member since 1998, Annabelle has also been committed to the East Timorese community. So much so that her birthday party included a gift/fundraising register and silent auction for the Friends of Suai/Covalima scholarship program.
“I volunteered at the Covalima Community Centre in Suai (East Timor) for 3 months in 2013, and saw first hand the needs of this community. I wanted to give them ongoing support, and let them know that I hadn’t forgotten about them. I know that this scholarship will make a real difference not just to the scholarship recipient, but to the whole community.” Annabelle Newbury, Green Skills Perth Manager.
Annabelle’s party raised $5,160 towards a Community Development scholarship for a female student from Covalima district to study at the national university in Dili.
Green Skills is lucky to have committed, innovative and extraordinary staff. Happy Birthday Annabelle!
For more information on the Friends of Suai scholarship program, visit http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/friendsofsuai.htm
Wilson Wetlands Action Group (WWAG) has utilised the services offered by Green Skills Ecojobs Environmental Personnel for a number of years on our varied projects within Canning River Regional Park.
The office staff are helpful and efficient in dealing with bookings and staffing requests when we contact them. Field staff are punctual and arrive ready to start the tasks of the day. They are professional and understand the complexities of working within fragile conservation areas. With background and interest in the work staff are often able to offer constructive input which contributes to the successful outcome of the project.
Wilson Wetlands Action Group
With passion and knowledge regarding local issues, Green Skills has assisted WICC to achieved measurable benefits to the biodiversity throughout the catchment area.
Their team communication skills and ability to deliver timely project management with measurable outcomes is second to none in our region. I have no doubt that WICC and Green Skills will continue their excellent working relationship into the future.
Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
‘South Coast Learn For Life’ Program.
Green Skills took a lead role encouraging and facilitating opportunities for local people to share their passions, skills and knowledge and develop their own facilitating skills. It is always a pleasure to work with an organisation that has the systems and the flexibility to act quickly and respond to opportunities that understand, develop and enhance regional community living in ways that that embrace diversity, people, community and environment. We truly look forward to working creatively and collaboratively into the future.
The Shire of Denmark acknowledges the contribution of Green Skills, as a reputable community not-for-profit organisation, in providing environmental services and training for the betterment of the Denmark community and beyond in working towards a sustainable future.
Shire of Denmark
Emerging Community Leadership Program’ for the Department of Regional Development,
Green Skills have brought significant experience in facilitating community engagement and supporting our leadership for sustainability initiatives. With their extensive network of regional contacts across southern WA, they helped us to recruit program participants, and to co-facilitate the program’s adult-learning workshops. The program received positive feedback from program participants and its success was, in no small measure, due to the expertise and support that Louise and Dawn brought to this project.
Ecojobs Services have been excellent, with works attended to and completed on time, to a high standard and within the quoted budget. The personnel are reliable, professional and prompt when working for the City. We have no hesitation in recommending Ecojobs for similar scope of works and looks forward to continuing to work with Green Skills services into the future.
City of Cockburn
Green Skills have provided services including manual and chemical weed control, Fire Access Way maintenance, pruning, watering, lake and bushland litter removal and cleanups. More recently they have provided temporary personnel under the WALGA preferred supplier contract. Their performance has always been to a high standard in a range of tasks.
The personnel they have available are at or above the required level of knowledge, training and skills for the works requested. Their Team Leaders are professional and communication and administration requirements have at all times been to a high standard. I highly recommend Green Skills Inc based on my experience with them.
Supervisor – Natural Areas
City of Joondalup
Get In Touch
|(08) 9360 6667|
|Campus Drive, Environmental Technology Centre (ETC), Murdoch University, Murdoch WA 6150|
|(08) 9842 1334|
38 Graham Street, (cnr Barker Road) Centennial Park, Albany WA 6330
|(08) 9848 3310|
PO Box 577 Denmark WA 6333