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Life Beyond Single Use: eco-crafternoon

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on February 15th, 2013

23 February , 2013
12:00 pmto4:00 pm

Pre-loved PET pig

A local Sustainable Living Festival event, hosted by Transition Port Phillip.

Join us for an afternoon of creative workshops and transform waste into art. Learn how to make preloved PETs – upcycled clothing & jewellery – fused plastic flowers, purses & flags –  knit with plastic yarn (plarn)

Date: Saturday 23 February, 12-4pm.

Location: Port Phillip Eco Centre, 55a Blessington St, St Kilda

Bookings essential $5 earlybird (by 14 Feb) or $10

Transition Port Phillip is part of the Transition Town Network – our vision is to inspire and enhance connectedness and sustainable living.

Craft Prototype: Multipurpose Portable Shelter

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 10th, 2009

Source: Craft Almanac, Craft Victoria‘s Newsletter

Image via Craft Victoria

Visit a prototype of a multipurpose portable shelter made in response to Melbourne’s housing shortages and skyrocketing rents.

Dates: Monday 27 July – Saturday 22 August

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Cathy Parry and Ron D Swan at the Sustainable Cities Round Table, 12 August

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on September 2nd, 2008

Cathy Parry is the Founder of Ron D Swan: Bags & Cycling Accessories. Ron D Swan is literally a tyre swan (read the website for a bizarre history) who is the company figurehead, well-illlustrating the motto: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle”. The primary aim of Ron D Swan is to make sustainable products for humans on (and off) bicycles. To find out more about the beautiful products that Cathy makes visit her website at The title of her presentation at the Sustainable Cities Round Table was “Tyre Swans, Bicycles and French Toast“. Please view Cathy’s presentation below.