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Everything you ever wanted to know about waste, but were afraid to ask.
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Everything you ever wanted to know about waste, but were afraid to ask.

  • Function Room - Woodend Neighbourhood House (map)
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Curious about co-mingling? Keen to talk trash, but don’t know where to start? And what on earth is a Dirty Murf?

Part I:

The State of Waste in Australia – Dr Joe Picken.

Dr Joe Pickin – Director, Blue Environment

Dr Joe Pickin is a waste specialist with a PhD on the environmental economics of waste and over 20 years' experience as a researcher, analyst and consultant.  He has a broad understanding of waste issues and particular expertise in data, modelling and carbon emissions from waste.  Joe was the primary author of the National Waste Report 2018 and chairs the National Carbon Division of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia. He will be discussing the findings of the National Waste Report and the current situation with waste management in Australia.

Part II:

What a Waste! – Lisa Richards.

Lisa Richards – MRSG Waste Action Group Leader

Lisa Richards is an experienced community development worker and grassroots campaigner. A passionate recycler, Lisa will discuss local community action to reduce waste, and how to join the War on Waste. She will cover common FAQs and myths about waste and recycling, and steps to take if you want to cut out plastic, break up with disposables, repurpose your organic waste and become a recycling ninja.

Free entry.

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Woodend Repair Cafe
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Woodend Repair Cafe

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Can we fix it?... Yes, we can! 
Woodend Repair Café is back for 2019, and running in conjunction with the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival.

Woodend Repair Café launched in 2018 with the aim of reducing the number of items thrown away in our community by helping each other repair them. Woodend Repair Café is open every Farmer's Market day (first Saturday of the month) and operates out of the Undercroft at the Woodend Neighbourhood House.
What's on the menu at the Woodend Repair Café you ask? Everything from bicycles, to wooden furniture, small mechanical items, computers, clothing, and teddy bears needing some mending!

So, don’t throw away that jumper with a tear or that chair with the wobbly leg; join our skilled volunteers who can teach you how to fix broken household items. Come along and join in on the fix-it fun even if you don’t think you have anything to repair at the time – anyone is welcome to drop in and stay for a cuppa. Woodend Repair Café services are free, but donations are welcomed to help cover costs.

Have you got a skill to share? We’d love to hear from you! Call the Woodend Neighbourhood House on 5427 1845.

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Wash Against Waste at the MRSLF!
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Wash Against Waste at the MRSLF!

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The Wash Against Waste trailer is coming to the festival! This locally designed and developed trailer enables events to dramatically reduce the waste they produce.

We have a team of volunteers helping us wash plates and cutlery throughout the day, including the Woodend Scouts! The trailer is a great way to make our event more sustainable and gets us even closer to achieving our waste-free goals for 2019!

If you can lend a hand with the dishes for an hour or two during the day head over to our volunteer page to sign up.

Thanks for your support!

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Composting Toilet Systems
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Composting Toilet Systems

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Alright, so we know that it’s not really an event, but we are so impressed with Composting Toilet Systems’ pop up loos that we had to tell you about them! Thanks Composting Toilet Systems for helping close the waste loop.

“best public toilets ever, even had classical music in the background & fresh flowers inside” (@b_Hope_, 2014)

The Mobile Unit from Composting Toilet Systems provides a 4 person sustainable toilet that uses zero water and turns waste into a resource to create a closed loop system that is safe, clean, green and smart.

  • Safe

    100% Recycled – Through an ethical, chemical free & EPA Safe approved process we turn all of our deposits into safe, reusable fertiliser.

  • Clean

    Fully Serviced – Our Systems are fully serviced for the duration of the hire period, ensuring patrons get only the best experience during your event.

  • Green

    Solar Powered & Water Free - We provide maximum layout flexibility because you have the freedom to position the unit without need for power, water outlets or septic truck access.

  • Smart

    Simplicity – The mobile unit has been designed with the customer in mind - with minimal odours and luxurious hand sanitiser. As water is not needed for flushing the system can hold a high amount of usage - up to 1,500 contributions!

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