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Shifting to Zero Waste Workshops - Chirnside Community Hub

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Book into a free workshop at Chirnside Community Hub

Learn how to live more sustainably by making simple switches by focusing on everyday choices and actions.

  • Sat 3 June, 10-12pm | Recipes to reduce food waste
  • Sat 17 June, 10-12pm | Cooking up compost
  • Thu 29 June, 7.30-9pm | Plastic free and low waste living

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          Recipes to reduce food waste

          Saturday 3 June, 10am-12pm

          In this FREE workshop presented by Kirsty Bishop-Fox, you'll learn how to make the most of the food you already have in your fridge and pantry. So you can reduce food waste and save money. 

          Whether you’re overstocked with food right now, or if your cupboard is running bare, with some know-how and a little planning there are simple ways you can manage your kitchen. Make the most of your leftovers and food scraps with a little creativity to turn them into meals or more.

          This session will cover: 

          • ideas for using random leftovers so nothing in your fridge goes to waste
          • tips for waste free packed lunches
          • how to get your portions right to avoid waste
          • we’ll demonstrate how to make a quick and easy zero waste meal out of leftovers 

            Cooking up compost

            Saturday 17 June, 10am-12pm

            In this FREE workshop, Kirsteen Macleod will show you how taking kitchen scraps and garden waste to turn it into compost is a simple process. But there is some fascinating science behind it, and there are some tricks that can help your compost along.

            Whether you have a small space or a rural property, in this workshop we’ll cover the materials, processes and tools to have a great compost. We’ll discuss what can and can’t go into a backyard compost and how to tell when it’s ready to use on the garden.

            Kirsteen Macleod from the Compost Depot proudly calls herself a compost nerd; we think that’s very fitting. This is an interactive session and you can have your questions answered to help with your small backyard set up, to compost on scale.

            Plastic free and low waste living

            Thursday 29 June, 7:30-9pm

            This FREE event, presented by Kirsty Bishop-Fox, is open to all community members who wish to know more about reducing waste and cutting out single-use plastic.

            Waste is something that everyone can reduce, and there are some simple changes you can make to create a difference. Whether you’re beginning your journey to reducing waste, or if you’re wanting more information on what else you can do to live more sustainably, we’ll share tips and some simple switch-outs you can make, to take low waste living to the next level.

            What we'll cover:

            • Why we should rethink waste
            • Simple switch-outs for single-use plastic
            • What the plastic recycling codes mean
            • Avoiding plastic at work, school and when out
            • The next level of avoiding plastics and waste.
            • Tips and pointers for Plastic Free July

            Presenter bios

            Kirsty Bishop-Fox
            is a sustainability educator, consultant and changemaker who is dedicated to helping people and businesses reduce their environmental impact and create a more sustainable future. Kirsty believes a sustainability journey is about making conscious choices that prioritize the well-being of all people, our planet and its inhabitants. She aims to inspire others to adopt a balanced and sustainable lifestyle by sharing her experiences and insights. You can find out more about Kirsty here.

            Kirsteen Macleod has a background in chemistry and biochemistry with a master of environment degree from the University of Melbourne. She is a dedicated volunteer with several community groups including Zero Waste Victoria and is passionate about environmental sustainability. She founded The Compost Depot in 2017 and was awarded a $200K grant to run community compost hubs in Darebin. She lives in Ivanhoe with her husband and two dogs and works at Bulleen art and garden.

            This event is proudly funded by Yarra Ranges Council Grants for Community program

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