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May 2019

GLC Rethink your Wardrobe – a clothes swap and panel discussion

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street
Petersham, NSW 2049 Australia
Free

Rethink Your Wardrobe is an afternoon of sustainable fashion fun and thoughtful discussion on the impacts of and alternatives to Australia’s growing addiction to fast fashion. Join Wear Aware as we host a panel of sustainable fashion experts and innovators exploring how we can all wear better, maintain and grow our personal style and have less impact on our environment. Following the panel discussion stay to discuss what you’ve learnt over an indulgent slice of cake and join our unique…

GLC Composting and Worm farming workshop

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Haberfield Library, 78 Dalhousie Street
Haberfield, NSW 2045 Australia
Free

6-11 May is Compost Week - the perfect week to learn how to set up your home compost bin or worm farm. Choosing the right system is the first step to successfully reducing your household waste. In this workshop we'll explore the differences and similarities between composting and worm farming to help you choose the right one for your household. We'll discuss how to set up and maintain your chosen system, including what's appropriate to put in and what you…

GLC Solar Assessments May 2019

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher St
Petersham, New South Wales 2049 Australia
Free

The GLC offers monthly one-on-one solar assessments, providing you with a 45 minute session with a solar expert to discuss whether installing solar PV on your house is right for you. Our advice is independent, impartial and free. Book in a session and bring quotes, electricity bills or other material you have with you for the best assessment possible.

GLC Keeping Backyard Chooks

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Camdenville Paddock Community Garden, Wells St (Edgware Rd end)
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
Free

If you have ever thought about keeping laying hens in your backyard, or currently keep hens and would like to learn how to make it easier and more fun, this is the workshop for you. You'll learn how to assess if your backyard is suitable; the basics of keeping chooks with a focus on the needs of the chooks; troubleshoot issues that might arise and discuss the environmental benefits of keeping chooks. Facilitator David Ingham established Rentachook in 2001 and after many years facilitating…

GLC Upcycle your Jewellery workshop

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston Street
Annandale, NSW 2038 Australia
Free

We all have a favourite necklace or bracelet lying in pieces in the back of a drawer, or possibly two. Come to our Upcycle your Jewellery workshop and you’ll learn how to repair and revamp those broken items into new, loved items. At the workshop you’ll learn: skills in simple jewellery repair; how to attach rings to connect chains, charms and extension chains;  and how to restring a beaded necklace or bracelet on flexible wire or hemp cord. You’ll also…

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