Latest from around the region

Op shops, antique stores and other secondhand sellers in the lower Blue Mountains offer an eclectic mix of practical, fun and rare pre-loved items. We took a tour of the treasure troves helping to boost the circular economy and created a map to make them easier to find! Read more in Lower Mountains Local News (link in profile): https://lowermtnslocalnews.com/op-shops-antiques-in-the-lower-mountains/

#preloved #opshops #circulareconomy #opshopfashion #opshopclothes #antiques #secondhand #zerowaste #planetaryhealth #lowermountains
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The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative fortnightly newsletter is out with information about upcoming events, and stories by local writers from every neighbourhood in the Lower Mountains to Lithgow. You can subscribe via any of the news platforms. Read it here (link in profile):

https://mailchi.mp/f5e08a9402b1/planetary-health-day-discounted-water-tanks-more?e=a1370f4cfe

Lower Mountains - Op Shops & Antique Stores in the Lower Mountains Helping to Create a Sustainable Community
Blackheath Area - ABCD Gold: The Amazing Community-Driven Recovery of Bell, Clarence and Dargan
Lithgow Area - Newnes: An Unforgettable Place
Katoomba Area - Blue Mountains Spiritual Group Goes Solar
Mid Mountains - Mid Mountains Community Garden
Springwood Area - The Urban Farmer On The Edible Garden Trail

These news stories have been funded as part of a Bioregional Collaboration for Planetary Health and is supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.

#solutionsjournalism #positivenews #goodnews #planetaryhealth #changethestory #togetherwecan #abetterworld
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Are you building, retrofitting or thinking about how to create a more liveable and fire-resistant home in the face of a changing climate? At 1.30pm on Planetary Health Day (Saturday 24 February) Kirstie Wulf from Shelter Building Design will share her experience of building homes with hempcrete, which has low embodied energy, is fire-resistant, offers great thermal insulation and is compostable.
In 2015 she received the National Building Designers Association Award for her first hempcrete home and she`s been designing them ever since.
The event is free but please register here (link in profile):

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hempcrete-for-fire-resistant-building-tickets-839835910817

@shelter.building.design #hempcrete #hempcretebuilding #fireresistant #fireresistanthomes #compostable #thermalinsulation #liveablehomes #planetaryhealth #healthyhomes #lowembodiedenergy #planetaryhealthday #swarm4planetaryhealth
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Dylan McCarthy`s Climate Change Petition calling for more urgent action to reduce climate change is being launched at 11am today by Deputy Mayor Romola Hollywood at the Planetary Health Precinct. If you can, pop by to add your signature to the petition and then help Dylan to reach 10,000 signatures. 33-39 Acacia St Katoomba (walk down side of building to lower level)

#climatechangepetition #carbonemissions #massiveurgentaction #planetaryhealth
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To help families save money and reduce waste of kids` clothes and toys, Blue Mountains Parents for Climate will be hosting another of their fabulous Kids` Clothes and Toy Swaps on Planetary Health Day at the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Precinct and Parklands (former Katoomba Golf Course) in Katoomba. Bring the items that your children have grown out of and go home with new (to you!) pre-loved clothing and toys. Less shopping, more swapping. Bring up to 10 good quality clothing items and/or up to 10 good quality toys. Please bring clothing items to swap that are suited to the summer weather (i.e no winter clothing for this swap). If you don`t have anything to swap, no worries. Please come along and take home some items! Schedule: 1pm arrival and put items on the tables. 1.30pm swap commences. This is a FREE child-friendly event. There will be a play area and fun activities planned. Planetary Health Day runs from 9am to 3pm and features stalls, talks, workshops, an exhibition, entertainment, plant-based food, family fun, and more. The launch of the Community Water Tank Bulk Buy for discounted tanks is also taking place on the day.

The event is free but please register here (link in profile):
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kids-clothes-and-toy-swap-on-planetary-health-day-tickets-836450344497

@parentsforclimate_au @parentsforclimatebluemountains #reducewaste #connectwithcommunity #togetherwecanmakeadifference #circulareconomy #reciprocity #sharing #connecting #familyfun #bluemountains #katoomba #planetaryhealth #planetaryhealthday #swapmeet
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With 95% of turtle eggs eaten by foxes, the odds are against baby turtles. However, things are now looking up for Glenbrook Lagoon’s turtle population. The floating Turtle Island is proving to be a safe haven, and a community-led nest protection strategy is making a big difference. Read more in Lower Mountains Local News (link in profile) #turtles #protectingbiodiversity #1millionturtles @1million_turtles #planetaryhealth ...