Big changes afoot at JECO

The Jewish Climate Network has big plans for JECO. Come along to the AGM to hear Rebecca Forgasz discuss the next steps.

This Sunday (24th November) at 7.30pm. Call Evelyn 0402 894 968 for the address.

Collect-a-thon a great success

LOTS of stuff was collected on Sunday for repurposing, reuse and recycling. Thanks to the many helpers on the day! 

Some of the helpers on the day
Sorting during a quiet spell

If you missed the day but still have ‘stuff’ you want to offload, please see our Recycling page.

Reverse Garage Sale / Collect-a-thon

Sunday 17th November – 10am to 2pm – 37 Margaret St, Carnegie

Another great chance for you to declutter in a (relatively) environmentally friendly way!

Bring along anything on the list below that you no longer need. We’ll arrange for items to be reused, repurposed or recycled (See our Recycling page for what we do with them.)

  • Batteries
  • Bicycles
  • Bras & swimwear (new & used)
  • Children’s books, atlases (without USSR), dictionaries & encyclopedias from 2005 onward
  • Clothing, shoes & toys in good condition, especially men’s clothing, women’s plus-sized clothing, sleepwear, clean, unstained bedding, socks (clean/near new)
  • Other clothing, handbags, accessories
  • Computers & IT equipment, cables, printers, laptops, LCD screens, switches, tablets…
  • VCR, DVD & CD players, electronic games/toys, stereos, ipods
  • DVDs, CDs, VHS, cassette tapes & cases, floppy disks, printer cartridges, toner bottles
  • Electrical appliances
  • Cameras, video cameras, projectors
  • Fabric (pieces A4 or larger) & wool
  • Glasses (for distance & reading)
  • Hearing aids
  • Light globes – incandescent, compact fluorescent, downlight & fluorescent tubes
  • Mobile phones, batteries, chargers & accessories
  • Musical instruments (guitars, violins, percussion, recorders, etc)
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Sporting equipment in good condition – sports shoes/boots, balls, bags, bats, racquets, gloves, helmets, etc
  • Toiletries or essentials (unopened) that anyone in need may require
  • Towels, blankets, flat sheets, pillowcases, pet accessories [NOT pillows or cushions]
  • Used stamps (from envelopes)
  • X-rays

You can download a copy of this list here.

Note that our Recycling page lists where you can take these and many other things at any time of the year.

Sukkot Garden Tour

What better way to celebrate Chag Ha’Asif, the harvest festival of Sukkot, than in an ornamental and edible garden built for a family’s enjoyment, with a vision of sustainability and community enrichment?
Come along and be inspired to create a sustainable garden of your own. Meet Michael Sellings, the garden’s designer, builder and teacher, and then join us for an afternoon tea in the garden’s sukkah.

When:       Sunday 20th October (Chol hamoed Sukkot) 2:30-4:30pm
Where:      Private home in Caulfield North – address provided when you book.
Cost:         Free
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BFIUM

September – big month ahead

Sunday 8th : Time for Living the Change celebration – run by ARRCC/Green Faith
——————-St Kilda Repair Cafe

Sunday 15th: Sustainable House Day

Friday 20th:   Deep time walk (morning)
——————-Global Climate Strike (afternoon)

Saturday 21st: Spring Clean the City 2019

Sunday 22nd: Sustainable Parenting – Easy Alternatives to Disposables

See our September eNews for more information.

Recycle your old mobile phones

Bring your old mobile phones to the JECO stand at the In One Voice festival on Sunday 17 March (Selwyn St, Elsternwick) and we’ll arrange for them to be recycled.

The components of mobile phones can be recycled into valuable materials for reuse. This reduces the need for new raw materials to be extracted and processed to make new products.

NOTE: The recycling uses a secure and safe process to the highest environmental standards. Any data left on mobiles is destroyed through the recycling process.

JECO receives a small payment for each mobile phone recycled, which helps us fund our activities.

If you missed our Reverse Garage Sale

Libraries in Glen Eira and Stonnington have collection boxes for the following items for recycling:

  • Batteries
  • CDs/DVDs, floppy disks and cases
  • Videos/cassettes and cases
  • Mobile phones, cameras and accessories
  • Fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • X-rays

… making it so easy to recycle these things all year round!