With thanks to Powershop. For more detail go to https://www.powershop.com.au/blog/bioplastics-degradable-biodegradable-compostable-confusable/
Come to this free community event and find out what YOU can do about it.
Click here to register to attend the event.
This event is proudly supported by JECO.
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.
- CDs/DVDs, floppy disks and cases
- Videos/cassettes and cases
- Mobile phones, cameras and accessories
- Fluorescent light globes and tubes
… making it so easy to recycle these things all year round!
It’s happening again! Your chance to declutter in a (relatively) environmentally friendly way. On Mitzvah Day, Sunday 18th November, you can bring anything on the list below that you no longer need to 37 Margaret St, Carnegie, from 10am to 2pm. We’ll arrange for items to be reused, repurposed or recycled. (See our Recycling page for what we do with them.)
- Bras & swimwear (new & used)
- Children’s books, atlases (without USSR), dictionaries & encyclopedias from 2005 onward
- Clothing in good condition, especially men’s clothing, women’s plus-sized clothing, sleepwear, clean, unstained bedding, shoes & socks (clean/near new)
- Clothing, shoes, handbags, toys, accessories not in good condition
- 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
- Cameras, video cameras, projectors
- Fabric (pieces A4 or larger) & wool
- Hearing aids
- Glasses (sight & reading)
- 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
- Used stamps (from envelopes)
Note that our Recycling page lists where you can take these and many other things at any time of the year.
If you’d like to help out on the day, email JECO with your preferred times.
JECO made its presence felt at Limmud Oz this year in a few ways. Firstly we provided the organisers with a suggested strategy for making Limmud more environmentally friendly, a strategy that we would encourage all organisations to take on board when running events:
- Any printing, photocopying etc to be done using recycled paper.
- Encourage all speakers and participants to bring their own refillable water bottles.
- Encourage people to bring ‘keep cups’ to use for tea/coffee and/or other drinks.
- Ask caterers to provide a discount for people who bring their keep cups for use when purchasing coffee.
- Caterers to be asked to have no plastic or polystyrene – cups, plates, cutlery or food wraps. (There are ample alternatives that are low-cost both financially and environmentally. JECO is happy to work with caterers to source these if necessary.)
JECO also organised a panel discussion on the topic, ‘What is the most important Jewish value to pass on to the next generation?’. This session, with panelists Shamir Caplan, Kathy Kaplan, Gary Samowitz and Deborah Stone, was very well received by the 70 or so people in the audience. If you missed it, or would like to hear it again, you can watch a youtube of the session at our new JECO ‘channel’ at https://youtu.be/ABLMSBJDMYw
Senior Assessor at ecoMaster,
contributor to Beyond Zero Emissions &
author of The Energy-Freedom Home.
Sunday 15th July at 7:30pm
at a private home in Carnegie
– full details when you book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 10 • 10:45am – 11:45am
What is the most important Jewish value to pass on to the next generation?
If you could just pass on one Jewish value to your children, what would it be? Our four panelists – Rabbi Shamir Caplan, Stand Up’s Gary Samowitz, founder of Impact for Women Kathy Kaplan OAM, and award-winning journalist Deborah Stone – will each give their views on the Jewish value that they see as the most important one to pass on to future generations.
Speakers: Shamir Caplan; Kathy Kaplan; Gary Samowitz; Deborah Stone. Moderator: Evelyn Flitman
Sunday, June 10 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
The politics of Tikun Olam – repairing the world? It isn’t easy being green… or is it?
Tikun Olam in modern Jewish circles, has become synonymous with pursuit of social justice. Please join Steph, Abe, Tim and Sivan in conversation about their experiences of grassroots activism and advocacy – through media, national climate change campaigns, local government projects and personal responsibility. In the words of Rabbi Hillel “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?”
Speakers: Sivan Barak; Tim Baxter; Stephanie Hodgins-May; Avraham Schwarz
Monday, June 11 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tikkun Olam: Saving the world, one coffee cup at a time
Midrash Kohelet Rabbah 7:13 says ‘see to it that you don’t spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there’ll be no one else to repair it.’ There are many things that we as individuals can do to reduce destruction and help repair the world. Come and explore some simple steps we can all take to reduce our negative impacts on our world, and start to repair some of the damage that’s already happened.
Speaker: Evelyn Flitman
To sign up for Limmud Oz go to http://www.limmudoz.com.au/