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Are Compostable Nappies Really Compostable?

Are Compostable Nappies Really Compostable?

They're becoming more common - "eco-disposable nappies". Biodegradable, chlorine free, fragrance free, chemical free, cloth-like ... the list goes on and the packaging is convincing. But I've always wondered - are these claims true or is it greenwashing? Can these...

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Linking Students to Landcare

Cranbrook Primary School Tree Planting Event Links Students to Landcare The Cranbrook School Tree planting day held on Tuesday 30th July at Tom South Lake went well. Green Skills coordinated the provision of local native plants grown in the Katanning Landcare nursery,...

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Community Garden Workshop Focus on Fruit Trees

Learning is Fun at the Denmark Community Garden At the Denmark Community Garden workshop on Saturday 20th July,  local garden expert, Neal Collins, shared his knowledge on how to grow fruit bearing trees and bushes. Twelve people attended the event, held at the newly...

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Trinity College joins in Cranbrook Planting

Monday 22nd July 2019 Volunteer University Students help plant out landcare sites A team from Trinity Residential College at the UWA joined in a two day program of tree planting for habitat restoration on a farm near Cranbrook on the 18th and 19th July 2019. The team...

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Slow Fashion Festival 2019

Green Skills held a Slow Fashion Festival in June 2019 at Fossicker's Tip Shed in Albany to showcase sustainable fashion around the Great Southern region. What is Slow Fashion? Slow fashion, as opposed to fast fashion, is fashion that causes less harm to people and...

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Dreamcatchers and Driftwood Mobiles with an upcycled twist

Dreamcatchers and Driftwood Mobiles with an upcycled twist

Sewing with Scraps workshop takes a seaside theme, with shells, driftwood and of course, fabric scraps. Adding to Jude's box of recycled supplies - part-balls of wool, op shop ribbons, wire hangers - participants choose to make either a dreamcatcher or a mobile. This...

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Looking for Parent Ed Classes with Cloth Nappies?

Looking for Parent Ed Classes with Cloth Nappies?

Thanks to a grant from the Waste Authority, Green Skills has been training local Parent Educators how to use  modern cloth nappies, and provided nearly all Perth's maternity hospitals with an Antenatal Cloth Nappy Demo kit.    The kits contain a range of cloth nappies...

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