CRACKING CLIMATE BY CRACKING CONSUMPTION

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CRACKING CLIMATE BY CRACKING CONSUMPTION
26th March, 2018

In April, the Blue Mountains Food Co-op will partner with the 2018 Varuna & Sydney Writers’ Festival and Blue Mountains Library and Cultural Centre to present Cracking Climate by Cracking Consumption, a thought-provoking discussion with leading thinkers on climate change and consumption Dr Joëlle Gergis and Richard Denniss.

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SUSANNE RIX: GROWING FOOD FOR SUSTAINABILITY
27th February, 2018

Co-op member Susanne Rix is a passionate advocate for food growing and sustainability and the creator the Blue Mountains Edible Garden Festival and Trail on the weekend of 3–4 March.

Susanne has been growing food since she got her first little garden and began reading about permaculture in the 1970s.

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FESTIVAL EVENTS: GROWING FOOD FOR CHANGE
27th February, 2018

Image: Overgrowing the System panelist Emmanuela Prigioni and chef Cherry Moon in the Lyttleton edible garden.

We live in uncertain times, but one thing we know for sure is that we all need to eat!

Another thing we know is that a food system that includes local, regenerative agriculture means greater food security, a healthier environment and climate, and a stronger local economy.

So, what is the vision for local food security and how are Blue Mountains residents working towards this?

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PLASTIC UNWRAPPED
12th December, 2017

Image: Flickr (Bo Eide)

Want to really reduce your plastic use?

Prompted by our focus on Plastic Free July this year, Co-op Research Group member Craig Linn has prepared two in-depth papers on plastic to help you understand the environmental and health risks posed by plastic, and how you can reduce the plastic in your life.

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GLASS: REUSE OR RECYCLE?
19th September, 2017

ABC TV’s recent Four Corners program ‘Trashed’ revealed that vast amounts of the glass collected for recycling in Australia is actually being stockpiled in warehouses or going into landfill.

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MENDING ON MONDAYS
19th September, 2017

We’re excited to announce that the Co-op sewing room will soon become a mentored drop-in mending space.

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IT’S A WRAP!
19th September, 2017

Our focus on Plastic Free July this year was a great success: prompting much discussion about the environmental damage caused by ever-increasing quantities of plastic waste, and the ways that we can all reduce plastic use, by being conscious of it and beginning to change our habits.

Shirley Lewis aka ‘The Bag Lady’ draws the Great BYO Bags and Containers Challenge winner.

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BOOMERANG BAGS LAUNCH
19th September, 2017

Trish Doyle MP officially launched Boomerangs Blue Mountains at the Co-op on Saturday 2nd September. Boomerang Bags are now available at the shop to borrow and bring back, and Co-op members can earn volunteer points for sewing bags until the end of September. (more…)

PLASTIC FREE JULY AT THE CO-OP
5th July, 2017

The Co-op has chosen to give a special focus to Plastic Free July this year. We’ve taken a pledge to reduce plastic waste wherever we can and are hosting a community celebration on Saturday 8th July.

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THE GREAT BYO BAG AND CONTAINER CHALLENGE
5th July, 2017

 

The prize: a Co-op hessian bag containing an 8oz KeepCup reusable coffee cup, a U Konserve mini set of 3 mini containers, a Lunchpot 500ml stainless steel lunchbox, a Dharma drinking glass straw, a Nina’s Bees large beeswax wrap, a set of Green Essentials cotton produce bags, a Beauty and the Bees Tasmania beer shampoo bar, an soft adult Environmental-toothbrush, Earths Purities men’s deodorant, an ImportAnts Eco Max medium bottle brush, Est Australia pot brush, 3 dozen stainless steel wire pegs, and a Saffix coconut fibre scrub pad. 

See the prize in our new exhibition window space – next to the new Big Little Shop.

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