If reducing waste is top of your ‘to do’ list, this is an event not to be missed.
Goulburn Mulwaree Library is continuing its series on Urban Homesteading and sustainability with Erin Rhoads, also known as ‘The Rogue Ginger’, for a talk about how to reduce the amount of waste your household produces.
Erin is best known as one of Australia’s most popular eco-bloggers. The beauty of her approach is that she knows that small changes can have a big impact.
As detailed in her book Waste Not, each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars’ worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away.
Erin takes a down-to-earth and inspiring look at this problem, based on her own journey to living with less waste, to find a way to live a modern life while producing less waste.
In this session ‘Towards a Zero Waste Life’ you'll learn different ways to swap out single-use plastics and remember items like reusables, how to reduce your rubbish bin by half, tips for making your own simple and safe personal care and home cleaning recipes, the importance of sharing and repairing, how to connect with others, why recycling is not the solution and how to participate in everyday activism.
The talk will begin at 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 30. The session is free, but bookings are essential and can be made online at https://www.trybooking.com/ZGXJ, in person at the Library, or by calling on (02) 4823 4435.
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