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July 2018

Plastic Free July

July 1 - July 31

This July, let’s try to rethink waste and say ‘no thanks’ to single use plastic. Take the challenge at www.plasticfreejuly.org or make the change in whatever way you can. Bring your own reusable shopping bags.... Refill your drink bottle.... Buy and store food in reusable containers.... And say ‘no thanks’ to plastic straws. Because when we each do a little, together we can achieve a lot! Follow us on facebook for inspiration and ideas throughout the month. Make a change…

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Northern Tasmania – Waste NoT Awards 2018

July 2 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

Have you, your school, or your business made an effort to change the way you manage your waste? The Waste Not Awards 2018 recognises and rewards schools, individuals and organisations who have improved their waste management practices in the 2017/2018 financial year. From recycling to re-invention, upcycling and education initiatives, take part to share and celebrate your achievements. Applicants and their projects must be within the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group region comprising Break O'Day, Dorset, George Town, Launceston, Meander…

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August 2018

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

August 20 - August 26

Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Aussies to take the pledge, to pick up 1 piece of rubbish per day for the week. Let's work together to tackle litter. Roadside litter is the leading type of litter found in Australia and hugely detrimental to our environment. Cutting litter requires everybody to be involved; your local authority, waste contractors, shops, pubs, businesses, community members and travellers, all have a role to play. That’s why Keep Australia Beautiful is working with various community…

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September 2018

Clean Up The World Weekend

September 15 - September 16

Clean Up the World is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment. Now in its 22nd year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world. The campaign brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments…

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Sustainable House Day

September 17

Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living. Visit the website to find an open house near you!

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Applications close for the Resource Recovery and Waste Minimisation Grants Program: Northern Tasmania 2018/19

September 25

For all the details, including guidelines and the application form, visit our news page.

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National Op Shop Week

September 30 - October 6

National Op Shop Week raises awareness of the importance of supporting your local op shop to help your local community and the environment by reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

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October 2018

Garage Sale Trail

October 20 - October 21

Host a garage sale or shop the trail!  A big weekend of re-use and reducing waste by finding new homes for quality, pre-loved items. Find out more at the Garage Sale Trail website

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Applications close for the Cradle Coast Community Based Recycling Initiatives 2018/19 grant program

October 31

Find all the details, including the application form and guidelines, on our news page.

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November 2018

Schools War on Waste Forum

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The City of Hobart invites teachers, students, parents and friends to hear representatives from a variety of schools (prep - 12) who are successfully tackling waste. Learn about some fabulous initiatives. Be inspired by what can be done. Get access to free resources and support that could help with your school's war on waste. Hear about how others have approached common hurdles and roadblocks in their journey to make their school more sustainable. WHEN: 6th November, 4 – 6 pm. WHERE: Hobart…

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