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Advertised events are presented by a variety of different organisations, views expressed at them are not necessarily endorsed by The Joinery.

Mon, Jun 25

Plastic Free July Preparation

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Plastic Free July... Where to start?

A quick, after work session to prepare you for Plastic Free July.

Going plastic free for a month... should be easy enough right? I don’t use that much plastic. I can bring my own containers shopping, and I already use my own bags. Then, we start having a little think about it... and the harsh reality sinks in.

Plastic is freakin EVERYWHERE!!

Going completely plastic free for a month is quite the task - every corner we turn, there it is. So it might help to think of this month as a bigger learning experience. Focus on eliminating the bigger impact stuff will help ward off feeling completely overwhelmed, and in time, the smaller things might also be addressed.

This workshop focusses on the easy ways to make a difference in your everyday lives. Environmental pollution can be tackled in the shopping aisle. With tips and tricks on how to live a life less plastic - we’ll cover shopping, food, cleaning and body care choices.

We'll be participating in Plastic Free July. Even if you can't make it to this session, register for the PFJ challenge by visiting www.plasticfreejuly.org/register #choosetorefuse

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation Council of South Australia.

Mon, Jul 2

Adelaide Repair Cafe - New Volunteer Meeting

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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There are now more than 1,300 repair cafes worldwide and you can find out more about them here.  This project has been funded through Fund My Neighbourhood and will be run by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre with the help of volunteers. 
 

New Volunteer Meeting

Monday 2 July
6 - 7 pm
The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide 
At the meeting we will:
  • Provide an overview of the Repair Cafe and how we operate it
  • Provide details on volunteer insurance / register volunteers
  • Schedule a volunteer roster
  • Answer any questions
If you can't attend the Volunteer meeting
For those that can't attend, and are interested in participating in the Repair Cafe please contact diane.salvi@conservationsa.org.au.
 
Adelaide Repair Cafe - Upcoming Dates and Location
  • Saturday 21 July
  • Saturday 15 September
  • Saturday 17 November
  • + One more date to be confirmed
Saturdays, 10am - 1pm @ The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide.
Social Media
You'll find us on:
Instagram - @adelaiderepaircafe
http://www.adelaidesustainabilitycentre.org.au/repaircafe/
Hope to see you at the upcoming volunteer meeting. If not, see you at one of our repair cafes!

 

Wed, Jul 11

Bag It! Plastic Free July Film Night

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Join the Adelaide Sustainability Centre during July as we take part in Plastic Free July. We'll be providing tips and tricks on how to live a less plastic life.

Is your life too plastic?

Australians dump 7,150 recyclable plastic bags into landfills every minute or 429,000 bags every hour (Clean Up Australia). Every day single-use disposable bags are mindlessly thrown away. But where is “away"? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health?

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society—from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products—is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

 


Come along for an evening of shared food and conversation, a panel discussion around our local plastics issues, followed by a screening of 'Bag It!'

6 pm - Potluck community dinner, please bring a plate of food to share*

6.45 pm - Guest speakers: 3 people TBC.

7.15 pm - Film Screening.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.

 

* Choose to refuse single-use plastic. During our dinners we provide real plates and cutlery, provide reusable cups, supply filtered water and collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in our compost bins. Please avoid bringing single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to our dinners if you can. We look forward to seeing you!

http://www.bagitmovie.com/

http://www.kesab.asn.au/

Thu, Jul 12

bHive Bendigo: Australia's First Digital Co-operative + Sharing Cities Book Launch

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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What if the technological heart of digital platforms were reinvented as a cooperative model, democratically owned and operated by everyone who has a stake in them?

Platform co-operatives are the merging of digital platforms and co-operative business models. Co-operative business models can provide greater economic security and retain value in the community where it is created.

bHive Bendigo is Australia’s first platform co-operative, a cooperatively owned, peer to peer sharing economy platform for local towns, starting in Bendigo. Bendigo people will build, operate and own the platform that will build over time to provides skill sharing, car sharing, lifts, food sharing, logistics, house sharing, crowdfunding, insurance and lots more.

Co-founder Ian McBurney will give a presentation on his work with bHive, a tangible expression of sharing cities.

Ian's presentation will be followed by the Adelaide launch of the book 'Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons' by Australian sharing city leaders and contributing authors to the book, Sharon Ede (Adelaide) and Darren Sharp (Melbourne; also convenor of the Platform Cooperativism Australia Working Group, and a founding mentor of bHive Co-op).

Hard copies of the book will be available for purchase at the launch (cash only).

Free event - RSVP here.

This event is proudly sponsored by:

 

green industries SA logo

adelaide sustainability centre logo

Sat, Jul 21

Boomerang Bags - Sewing Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  By getting involved, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.

BOOMERANG BAG - SEWING BEE

9:30am set up for 10am - 1pm session

Adelaide Sustainability Centre @ The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

BRING           

  • If you have them: Sewing machines and an extension cord (just in case), sharp fabric scissors and/or pinking shears, straight edge steel ruler, pins, any spare fabric.
  • Please make sure all your items are clearly labelled so that nothing gets lost and if anything is left behind I can find the owner.

If you don’t have any of these things but are keen to help, there will be jobs for everyone. We will do another demonstration of how the bags are put together and then we will get on with making some. We will try to accomodate people who are keen to learn to sew - these bags are the perfect starting project.

RSVP           

Please let me know if you can come so that we know how many people to expect - don’t worry if you can’t come, there will be other opportunities.

REMEMBER       

Boomerang Bags aims to make our life a little bit less plastic, so please try not to use plastic bags or one-use coffee cups or water bottles. There is a kitchen with cups and there will be tea and coffee available. There may even be some morning tea!

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group here.

Sat, Jul 21

Adelaide Repair Cafe

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Do you have a broken household item you’d like fixed but need a hand to do so? Then this is your opportunity. Clothes, ceramics, computers, jewellery, furniture...no job to big or small. You just need to be able to carry it in and be happy to sit with the fixers and learn how to fix it. You’re also welcome to drop in if you have something you want to fix and are just looking for advice on how to do so.

CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA A WEEK BEFORE TO FIND OUT WHAT REPAIRS WE WILL OFFER.

Our Repair Café is a free meeting place to bring along broken household items with the help of experienced, volunteer repairers. Maximum three items per person per session. You must be able to carry an item in your arms - no smartphones, cars, whitegoods or large pieces of furniture.

Please note we are not a pick up and drop-off repair service - we want visitors to get involved and learn from the repair process.

Adelaide Repair Café is proudly supported by Adelaide Sustainability Centre, a community partnership between the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA, and is funded through ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’.

Fixing is free, but donations encouraged to cover our costs.

👍 Like our Facebook page to stay up to date with the Adelaide Repair Cafe! http://www.facebook.com/AdelaideRepairCafe
👉 You can also follow us on Instagram at @AdelaideRepairCafe
👉 More info here: http://www.adelaidesustainabilitycentre.org.au/repaircafe/

 

 

Sat, Aug 11

TINY HOUSE WORKSHOP

Hosted by Beate Linckelmann

Learn how to build and live in your own Tiny House!

Get a powerhouse of info about how to build your own tiny house on wheels, from Australia's leading tiny house builder and DIY trainer, Fred Schultz.

Over the weekend 11th and 12th August 2018, he will run 4 workshops, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

You can either book into single workshops at $75 or all four workshops for $255 ( save $45)

Please see the workshops below:

1. How to Build a Tiny House

2. Where to put a Tiny House

3. All things Trailers

4. Taking it Off Grid

To book into this exciting workshop, please follow the link below:

fredstinyhouses.com.au

Sat, Aug 18

Boomerang Bags - Sewing Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  By getting involved, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.

BOOMERANG BAG - SEWING BEE

9:30am set up for 10am - 1pm session

Adelaide Sustainability Centre @ The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

BRING           

  • If you have them: Sewing machines and an extension cord (just in case), sharp fabric scissors and/or pinking shears, straight edge steel ruler, pins, any spare fabric.
  • Please make sure all your items are clearly labelled so that nothing gets lost and if anything is left behind I can find the owner.

If you don’t have any of these things but are keen to help, there will be jobs for everyone. We will do another demonstration of how the bags are put together and then we will get on with making some. We will try to accomodate people who are keen to learn to sew - these bags are the perfect starting project.

RSVP           

Please let me know if you can come so that we know how many people to expect - don’t worry if you can’t come, there will be other opportunities.

REMEMBER       

Boomerang Bags aims to make our life a little bit less plastic, so please try not to use plastic bags or one-use coffee cups or water bottles. There is a kitchen with cups and there will be tea and coffee available. There may even be some morning tea!

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group here.

Sat, Sep 15

Boomerang Bags - Sewing Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  By getting involved, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.

BOOMERANG BAG - SEWING BEE

9:30am set up for 10am - 1pm session

Adelaide Sustainability Centre @ The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

BRING           

  • If you have them: Sewing machines and an extension cord (just in case), sharp fabric scissors and/or pinking shears, straight edge steel ruler, pins, any spare fabric.
  • Please make sure all your items are clearly labelled so that nothing gets lost and if anything is left behind I can find the owner.

If you don’t have any of these things but are keen to help, there will be jobs for everyone. We will do another demonstration of how the bags are put together and then we will get on with making some. We will try to accomodate people who are keen to learn to sew - these bags are the perfect starting project.

RSVP           

Please let me know if you can come so that we know how many people to expect - don’t worry if you can’t come, there will be other opportunities.

REMEMBER       

Boomerang Bags aims to make our life a little bit less plastic, so please try not to use plastic bags or one-use coffee cups or water bottles. There is a kitchen with cups and there will be tea and coffee available. There may even be some morning tea!

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group here.

Sat, Sep 15

Adelaide Repair Cafe

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Do you have a broken household item you’d like fixed but need a hand to do so? Then this is your opportunity. Clothes, ceramics, computers, jewellery, furniture...no job to big or small. You just need to be able to carry it in and be happy to sit with the fixers and learn how to fix it. You’re also welcome to drop in if you have something you want to fix and are just looking for advice on how to do so.

CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA A WEEK BEFORE TO FIND OUT WHAT REPAIRS WE WILL OFFER.

Our Repair Café is a free meeting place to bring along broken household items with the help of experienced, volunteer repairers. Maximum three items per person per session. You must be able to carry an item in your arms - no smartphones, cars, whitegoods or large pieces of furniture.

Please note we are not a pick up and drop-off repair service - we want visitors to get involved and learn from the repair process.

Adelaide Repair Café is proudly supported by Adelaide Sustainability Centre, a community partnership between the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA, and is funded through ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’.

Fixing is free, but donations encouraged to cover our costs.

👍 Like our Facebook page to stay up to date with the Adelaide Repair Cafe! http://www.facebook.com/AdelaideRepairCafe
👉 You can also follow us on Instagram at @AdelaideRepairCafe
👉 More info here: http://www.adelaidesustainabilitycentre.org.au/repaircafe/

 

 

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