Exploring our outdoors: An urban adventure
Today was a good day....

A 'miracle' and exciting upcoming eco events in Newcastle

I was a tad surprised when I walked into our lounge room the other night and saw this...IMG_5432

He was sewing on a button! He hadn't even asked me to help. He sews one thing and all of a sudden he has sewing confidence. I wonder what he'll sew next?

A quick note regarding some exciting upcoming eco events in Newcastle:

Consumingkidscover The Hunter Alliance for Childhood is hosting a screening of 'Consuming Kids: The Commercialisation of Childhood' this Friday night at 7.30 pm @ Cinema for the Soul (32-34 Bolton St Newcastle). Tickets are $5 and available at the door on the night. For more info contact Lenora at hunterac@live.com.au.

The next Playdates for the Planet (Newcastle) is Wednesday the 19th May. We are planning (although yet to confirm because we forgot to book. oops!) a trip to Teralba Worm Farm. Little Eco and I are going to skip work and childcare in the morning so that we don't miss out. For more information subscribe to updates by emailing playdatesfortheplanet@gmail.com. Check out our current calender here.

Raid my wardrobe A exciting new clothing recycling event Raid My Wardrobe is on 10am to 2pm, Sunday 23rd May at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium. I've been looking forward to this event for months and it's nearly here! The women of the Hunter were invited to open their wardrobes and sell what they no longer wear. All 40 stalls have been booked so there will be loads of nearly-new designer and vintage garments on offer. Local mum Rachel Prest came up with the concept for Raid My Wardrobe when she realised how much great clothing languished in her own cupboards and many of her friends’. Following the principle to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, the event reflects Rachel’s own concerns about growing commercialism and her passion for pre-loved fashion. “It’s really about educating people that it’s okay to buy second-hand,’’ she said. Thanks Rachel for organising such a worthwhile event.

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