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REthink: Intro to the circular economy

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The REthink Nillumbik program is funded by Nillumbik Shire Council and supported by Edendale Community Environment Farm and NECAH (Nillumbik Environment and Climate Action Hub). The project will be delivered by Going Green Solutions and supports Council's climate action goal of net-zero community emissions by 2035.

REthink: Intro to the circular economy

Join us for a crash course in the ‘circular economy’, and how we can move away from the damaging TAKE-MAKE-USE-WASTE model to become a community that promotes sharing, repairing and reusing materials and products instead. We'll explore the three simple principles behind a circular economy and what they might mean to your household. We’ll also delve into the main problem industries/areas for unsustainable energy use and waste generation, and brainstorm exciting ways we can tackle them as individuals and as a community.

And no, this is not a lecture! Instead, the session will include plenty of group discussion, creative activities and collaborative problem-solving. Using seven simple "REthink actions", we’ll find practical ways to create a new type of economy based on human and environmental wellbeing instead of consumption and waste. 

This interactive workshop is perfect for anyone interested in a more sustainable future. Leave with practical ideas to implement in your own life and a newfound understanding of the circular economy's power to revolutionise our world.

Topics include: 
  • What is the circular economy
  • What are the big issues we need to tackle
  • Introducing the REthink principles of refuse, reduce, repair, reuse, repurpose, replace, and recycle
  • How we can use REthink principles to eliminate waste and energy depletion
  • Simple, fun ideas for implementing REthink in our homes and everyday actions

Who is it for

The session is suited to those interested in learning more about the new circular economy and what it means in everyday life. It’s also suited to those wanting to reduce their consumption habits and improve the wellbeing of their family, community and the planet.

Additional info
  • This is an adult-focused session not suited to young children. Children over 12 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 
  • The session will be held indoors.
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event environment for all attendees. If you have accessibility or inclusion concerns regarding this event, contact us about how we can help.

About the REthink Nillumbik Project

The REthink Nillumbik Project is a series of fun, interactive workshops to create a more sustainable and liveable Nillumbik. Sessions include a range of activities to help local residents reimagine our collective approach to energy and waste.

REthink events are collaborative, hands-on, and can help people take small actions that can lead to serious, positive change. They include practical demonstrations, creative activities, and simple ideas for rethinking everyday choices and behaviours. We want you to leave each session feeling motivated and empowered to make change. By working together, we can create a more sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come!

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