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SustainableDay_Nov2010

It was a beautiful weekend here in Sydney, probably the first one this spring where it really felt like summer is almonst here. Sunny, breezy and ideal for spending time outdoors.

We headed here on Saturday to celebrate National Recycling Week and had a lovely time making some eco-crafts, taking part in a tai chi class, marvelling at little “compost creating” creatures (aka worms) and learning about a project for a community garden.

It all made me think about how amazing community is, especially for the little ones. How even a small one-day event like this can go such a long way in creating a sense of community. Getting to know the people you share your neighbourhood with, learning about their skills and cultural background and even swapping goods.

Sometimes it is hard to connect with this sense of community when living in a big city but it is so worthwhile, participating to help make our communities the best they can be. SustainableDay_Nov2010-2

Here are some links to sites with useful information on greening our communities:

Recycling Near You

City of Sydney – Environment

Zero Waste

Freecycle

Recycling Week – Planet Ark

The Nappy Network

 

4 Comments

  • Reply November 17, 2010

    Elpi

    It is so nice seeing kid’s awareness of the importance of our environment and the significant change of our climate. Great blog..

  • Reply November 18, 2010

    joyce:waddleeahchaa.com

    This looks like so much fun and a learning experience as well. I enjoyed browsing all the eco-friendly sites. Thanks for stopping by waddleeahchaa and sharing your favorite non-battery toy. Hope to hear from you again next week. We will be hosting another great Christmas gift idea. :) joyce

  • Reply November 24, 2010

    Sally

    I assume from your posts that you live in the inner west of Sydney – there are some great things going on in terms of recycling- I always think it would be a great place to have a kids/babies second hand market

  • Reply November 28, 2010

    Flavia @ Petit Eco KIDS

    Hi Sally, I don’t live in the inner west but I find myself heading that way quite often as there are lots of sustainable living events happening around there. I agree it would be a great place for a second hand market! At the Ultimo Community Centre they regularly host swap parties which are great!

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