Here’s some of the latest news from Green Connect…

We’re hiring an Activity Coordinator

We have been piloting farm tours, workshops and experiences over the last few months and they are proving very popular. Luckily, we have secured some funding to ramp these up and now we need a superstar to join our team as Activity Coordinator. If you or someone you know think you can do amazing things for the community and the planet by coordinating a range of events at Green Connect, particularly for children and families, please head to  https://green-connect.com.au/were-hiring-an-activity-coordinator/ for more information and to apply.

We may also need some Facilitators and/or Curriculum Developers. Click here for more information and to let us know if you’re interested.

Volunteers needed at the Op Shop

We are very appreciative of the community support for Green Connect through customers and donations of high quality items for the op shop. We’re in need of some more help sorting donations in the warehouse and also keeping our shop running. If you’re interested in this or other volunteer opportunities, head to https://green-connect.com.au/volunteer-with-green-connect/ or contact our new Support Worker, Annie Burbrook, at ann.burbrook@green-connect.com.au.

Meeting the Governor-General

Last week Wollongong City Council had the honour of hosting the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency David Hurley and his incredible wife, Her Excellency Linda Hurley for a meeting about sustainability. It was a great showcase of the work WCC is doing to reduce waste, reduce carbon emissions, and engage the community to live, work and play more sustainably. We were delighted to be a part of the meeting and had a great discussion with Their Excellencies about how we’re tackling waste at music festivals and other major events. More about that meeting here.

Yours & Owls – and event season ahead

Speaking of music festivals, the Yours & Owls Festival was held over the long weekend and is really leading the way in sustainable events. We’re proud to manage the waste for Yours & Owls and their festival kicks off the busy summer event season for us. Lots more great work to be done greening the music festival industry over the next few months!

Business awards this Friday

We are amongst the finalists for three Illawarra Business Awards and will find out this Friday who the winners of each category will be. Cal and Kylie are attending the awards night, so please wish them luck! We are finalists in:

  • Excellence in Sustainability
  • Excellence in Workplace Inclusion
  • Outstanding Business Leader

Return and Earn your cans and bottles – in bulk!

We are now accepting bulk amounts (400+) of cans and bottles at our Return and Earn point at the Green Connect Op Shop (16 Bellambi Lane, Bellambi) on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings. Fill in your details and we will send the refund directly in to your bank account. No more waiting around or feeding containers one by one into reverse vending machines, yay! More info here.

Climate emergency petition

This week there is a petition to the Australian Parliament to encourage the Government to declare a Climate Emergency. More than 345,000 people have signed already, will you? The petition can be found at https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN1041 and closes at 11.59pm tomorrow.

Annual report

We have just released our annual report for 2019. You can read the three page overview of Green Connect or the full report from our parent company, Community Resources, here: https://green-connect.com.au/annual-report-2019/

Upcoming events

Have you always wanted to keep bees? Grow vegetables? Learn about permaculture? See the farm for yourself? You can do all that and more this spring. Check out https://green-connect.com.au/whats-on-at-green-connect/ for all of our upcoming events.

We’ll also be at the Connecting over Fair Food event at iAccelerate tonight, so come and say hi to the Green Connect team if you’re there!

Until next time, have a great weekend!