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Stop Fast Fashion! Remake, Mend, Upcycle!

Have you been watching War on Waste? Need ideas to counteract Fast Fashion? Start here! 1. Recycled chic / Amanda McKittrick. Take a creative plunge and explore the possibilities to refashion your wardrobe with these unique, yet simple, projects. 2. Remake it – clothes : the essential guide to resourceful fashion : over 500 tricks, tips and inspirational designs / Henrietta Thompson. An encyclopedia of life skills, smart ideas, and great design. An antidote to fashion wastefulness. Blends inspiration and hands-on advice. Projects to create new clothes from old, and accessories from found materials plus examples from celebrated international designers,...

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Saving and Growing from Seed

Books for Seed Savers and Growers Get ready for the free seed swap coming to the monthly Coolbellup Hub Home Grown Fruit & Veg  Swap on 3 June. 1. The complete guide to saving seeds : 322 vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs / Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough. Learn how to collect, save, and cultivate the seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs. 2. Growing from seed / Alan Toogood. How to propagate from seed — flowering plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, and tree. Essential know-how — illustrated guide to propagation materials, tools and equipment; soils and growing media;...

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Seed Savers at Home Grown Fruit and Veg Swap

SEED SAVERS SWAP Coming to the Home Grown Fruit & Veg Swap @ Coolbellup Hub     A free seed swap is coming to the monthly Coolbellup Hub Home Grown Fruit & Veg  Swap. The library will be providing small packets of free seeds to start things off. If you bring home grown fruit and veg (or home grown seeds) you will be able to select up to 3 packs of seeds. But if you don’t have anything and just come for a chat, you will be able to pick up one packet of seeds to get the swap started.     The seeds will be organic and heirloom,...

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World Migratory Bird Day: 10 May

World Migratory Bird Day 2017 Their Future is Our Future A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People What is World Migratory Bird Day? World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. Have a look at some of the resources that the library holds:   1. Seabirds...

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12 Great Sustainability DVDs

We had the 9 Great Sustainability Reads! Now watch the DVDs! Proudly Recommended by the City of Cockburn Sustainability Committee   1. MORE 4 ME Why do we have a craving for more? Follows Lincoln Fenner around the world as he asks, what’s the one thing we can’t live without? The documentary was shot over a four-week period as he travelled across five continents to highlight “need vs greed” in the face of the global financial crisis. New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Australia are contrasted with Cambodian villages and Kenyan slums, as Fenner interviews everyone from actors to orphans. 2....

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9 Great Reads in Sustainable Living

Proudly Recommended by the City of Cockburn Sustainability Committee 1. The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne Learn how to grow and preserve your own food, clean without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started immediately.  Written by city dwellers for city dwellers and proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. 2. Deep Economy by Bill McKibben “Masterfully crafted, deeply thoughtful and mind-expanding.””–Los Angeles Times” Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. He makes the compelling case for...

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