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The Garage Sale Trail

Posted in Events, Movements by Jessica Bird on April 13th, 2012

5 May , 2012


Photo by Eastlaketimes via Flickr CC

From The Garage Sale Trail: Thousands of garage sales all over Australia on one huge day – Saturday 5th May 2012

The Garage Sale Trail is about sustainability, community & creativity. It’s a organisational framework that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets, resources and money on a hyper local level but with national scale. Garage Sale Trail is a platform for anyone who wants to make some money or raise money for a cause and for anyone who wants to connect with their community. That’s makers & creators, local business, households, cultural institutions, charities and community groups.

In brief, the Garage Sale Trail is about making sustainability both fun & social and using the Internet to get people off the Internet:

  • The Garage Sale Trail is a program that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets, resources and money on a hyper local level but with national scale. It happens all over Australia on one day, Saturday May 5th 2012
  • The Garage Sale Trail is about sustainability, creativity, community and micro-enterprise
  • The Garage Sale Trail is a platform for anyone who wants to make some money or raise money for a cause and for anyone who wants to connect with their community.
  • The Garage Sale Trail is for makers & creators, local business, households, cultural institutions, charities and community groups
  • The Garage Sale Trail a perfect way to discover treasure, de-clutter, have fun, make money, make a positive contribution and make neighbourhood connections
  • You can get involved by registering your sale online, shopping on the day – May 5th 2012 and/or donate to the Garage Sale Trail Foundation

FOR SELLERS:

  • If you are a household the Garage Sale Trail is the perfect way to de-clutter & make a little pocket money
  • If you are a maker or creator, use the Garage Sale Trail as an opportunity to market your wares to an audience who want to discover treasure
  •  If you are a local business it’s an opportunity to connect to your neighbourhood and make positive contribution to your community
  • If you’re a community group or cultural institution the Garage Sale Trail is the perfect way to fundraise and / or connecting to your local community

FOR BUYERS:

  • Garage Sale Trail is the perfect way to discover treasure
  • Garage Sale Trail is the biggest community-based marketplace
  • The Garage Sale Trail is the best way to find a bargain

Use your mobile on the day to find Garage Sales near you: www.truelocal.com.au

Register your garage sale or plan your trail by visiting garagesaletrail.com.au

The Garage Sale Trail website also has some good tips on holding a garage sale, keeping your sale green, and haggling for a purchase! – [JB]


Buy Nothing New Month: October

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on September 22nd, 2011

Source: Ethical Consumer Group


Why Buy Nothing New? Buy Nothing New is not about going without, nor is it Buy Nothing New Never. It’s about taking October to reassess what we really need, think about where the stuff we buy comes from (finite resources), where it goes (landfill), and what our alternatives are. It is about conscientious consumption and by not spending on stuff we don’t need, increasing our savings for the things we do need.

Pledge to Buy Nothing New during October and challenge over-consumption. You’ll have more time on your hands and money in your pockets.

http://www.buynothingnew.com.au/


Bicycle Swap Meet: August 13

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 12th, 2011

13 August , 2011
9:00 amto12:00 pm
Via Broadsheet
www.fyxomatosis.com


Swap Shop at The Village

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on November 5th, 2010

4 November , 2010 6:00 pmto7 November , 2010 7:00 pm

The Village, Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North:

Again this year we will set up our Village swap shop.  For all of you who have been swapping before you know how it works.  The swap shop looks like a market stall with lots of clothes, books, toys, records, stuff and weird stuff and more.  It has an op shop feel but STRICTLY NO CASH only swaps are the currency here.  Anyone can take anything away, so long as they leave something behind. You can take a pair of shoes and leave behind the jumper that you are wearing. You can swap your shirt for an old Elvis Costello record. You can swap 4 Georgette Heyer novels for a dozen Sunflower seedlings.

HOW TO SWAP:

You could donate a bag of swapable items and leave it over to our lovely swap shop hosts or: The swap shop will provide labels so you can write down your name and phone number on your swap item but also your wish list like:

I want to swap this dress for: 1.a pair of funky sunglasses,2 red boots size 10, a neck massage etc etc.

In the case of particularly high quality items (a flash suit, a ballroom gown, an eligible bachelor…) you might agree to do some gardening, do a trick, paint a picture or provide a particularly good curry dinner.

PRODUCE:

This year we would like to get some produce swaps going as well so if you have a well producing lemon tree you might be able to swap them for a jar of home made pickles or a fancy shirt. We will accept any transaction so long as you are comfortable with it

BE IMAGINATIVE

This year’s Swap shop is being run by the lovely Claire and Zoe, who know all about bartering and will help the first timers to get going. Please look in your wardrobes, sheds and piles and see if you can find anything someone else might be happy with. The swap shop will be open at all times during The Village opening times:

Thurs.4 Nov from 6pm till 11pm
Fri.5 Nov 6pm till mid night
Sat.6 Nov 12noon till 12 midnight
Sun.7Nov noon till 7pm



Introducing the newest Manningham Sustainability Event! SWAP!

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on November 12th, 2008

What: Bought to you by Manningham’s Youth Leaders, SWAP is a second hand goods exchange market that aims to reduce waste, save precious resources and ease the burden on our landfills. Participants simply register and bring along any unwanted goods that are clean and useful!
When: Saturday 15 November 2008, 9.30am – 11.30am
Where: Doncaster Senior Citizens Centre, Cnr Doncaster Road Dehnert Street, east Doncaster, (across the road from Jacksons Court Shopping Centre), Melways Ref: 47 K1, Bus Route: 207, 307.

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