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.
The 2019 Green Skills Sustainable Communities Festival Committee is all geared up for Saturday 23rd March in the Albany Town Square. We have 50 plus stalls showcasing great multicultural food, upcycled items for home and garden, waste tips and tricks, Pop-up gardens,...
ASPIRATION: I AIM TO TEACH PEOPLE TO LOOK GOOD AND FEEL AMAZING AND IN THE PROCESS DEVELOP THEIR CREATIVITY Ashley Whiting, is the owner and operator of Ashley Whiting Creative, wife and mum of one, to her daughter Lilly. I have always been a saver and a recycler....
Discover the benefits of building an environmentally and economically sustainable home with Earthbags. This includes how to address the basic requirements of Australian Building Code and what it means in terms of Energy Efficiency (including heating and cooling),...
It seems that in many households, the women are leading the charge into low-waste lifestyles, with husbands and kids being brought along for the ride – sometimes kicking and screaming. So how do we get them on-board and move low-waste living from something they do to...
For every one who has not filled an application form to display there art and/or upcycling ideas yet time is running out. There are so many creative people in this region we would not want you to miss out. If you are in need of materials feel free contact us we may be...
Great Southern Sustainable Community Festival 2019! Harmony Day music and activities, pop-up garden with Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre, live music, kid's activities, workshops and demonstrations, speakers, local scientists doing global research, getting the whole...
Not waste festival 2019 is starting to ramp up. It looks like it is going to be an amazing festival. This weekend Ruth Maddren is starting her series of up cycled clothing workshops. Great to divert more clothing from landfill. Plenty more workshops to come. Check out...
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...
Denmark Tip Shop has been helping to reduce Landfill at the Denmark Arts Markets. By comparison of last years markets we are going amazingly well. The compost was almost contaminant free which is wonderful! The other two bins (landfill and recycling) were pretty bad...
Visitors to Coogee Beach will notice Ecojobs staff working in the dunes – not trampling, but using a technique called “brushing”.
This rehabilitation method involves using tree and shrub branches to stabilise dunes. Native branches create a microclimate that protects and shades sand, increases water infiltration, reduces erosion and wind speed, deters traffic, and traps sand. The essential conditions for revegetation.
Ecojobs team members Perry, Mitch and Ben have been working with the City of Cockburn on this coastline protection initiative.
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