Sat 22nd Apr 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 am (doors open 9:30) Maleny Neighbourhood Centre 17 Bicentenary Ln, Maleny QLD 4552, Australia

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To celebrate Earth Day, Waste Action Maleny presents a FREE session on:

‘Recycle Right’ with Sandie Johnston (Sunshine Coast Council’s Waste 2 Resource Education Program)

Ever wondered why only certain items can go in your yellow lidded recycle bin? Join Sandie as she explores some interesting facts and explains the rules of recycling on the Sunshine Coast.

Find out how to recycle right – keep it simple, keep it clean and keep it safe!

Tues 8 November 6:00 - 7:30 pm (doors open 5:30) Maleny Community Centre Main Hall

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  • Walk-ins welcome


In 2021 Sunshine Coast Council declared a Climate Emergency. Since then, they have been taking steps to implement changes to act on the issues of climate crisis, mitigation and adaptation which the Declaration seeks to address. What has been accomplished? What happens next? Join this important conversation as we explore the challenges of creating a resilient future for the Maleny region.

Cr David Law – Why the CED was passed and first year’s progress
Jillian Smith, Coordinator of Sustainability Policy SCC – CED Action Plan
Dr Theresa Ashford, USC Lecturer – Sustainabilty, Community & the CED
BJ Murphy, Jinibara Culture Man – An Indigenous Perspective on the Climate Crisis
Greg Neave – Climate Emergency Declaration: ‘Telling the Story’ Project

Followed by Q&A

National Recycling Week 7-13 November

To mark National Recycling Week during 7-13 November, WAM will be planning a series of community activities, including:

Mon 7th Nov – ‘Earth Care’ Concert, Front Up Club Maleny

Mon 7th Nov – Morag Gamble ‘Zerio Waste Gardening and One Planet Living’ Workshop, Verandah Room, Maleny Community Centre

Tues 8th Nov – Community Forum ‘Climate Emergency Declaration: One Year On, Where to From Here?’, Maleny Community Centre

Details to follow.

The Rangebow Festival

The Rangebow Festival is a celebration of diversity, community, reconciliation, sustainability, inclusion, expression and creativity. As part of the Rangebow Festival, WAM will have an information stall at the Sustainability Fair, Sat 13 August on The Village Green Montville (where the Markets are held), from 8:00am-12:00pm. Stop by, say hello and find out more about how to recycle right and what we’re up to.

There is a great program of events on their website:

Sustainable Futures Expo

WAM has been invited to participate in the Maleny Commerce Sustainable Futures Expo to be held Saturday October 8th at the Maleny Showgrounds.

We plan to have an information stall and a workshop on recycling right.

More details to follow on our website and fb page.  

Sewing Circle

Don’t forget the next Sewing Circle is on Tuesday 6 September 12:30-3:00 at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre! 

Bring your sewing projects including items to be mended, and join others interested in doing their bit to save clothing and other items from landfill!

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