NEW! Seacliff Community Produce Swap

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The Seacliff Community Produce Swap, supported by Sustainable Communities SA, is a monthly event to bring local community together, to share excess homegrown produce, to take home some goodies, to have a chat with neighbours and new friends over a cuppa, to share gardening knowledge, seeds and seedlings, and to connect with others over super local produce.

Starting Sunday 25 February 2018

9.30am-10.30am (swap at 10am)
at Kauri Reserve, 40a Kauri Parade, Seacliff
Then continuing on the last Sunday of every month 
Everyone is welcome!

During the warmer months (February-April) the swap will take place in Kauri Reserve,  corner of Wheatland Street and Kauri Parade, Seacliff.

Bring along any excess home grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, nuts, seeds and seedlings or homemade jams, preserves and baked goods. All goods are placed on the share table as people arrive, then at 10am sharp everyone is welcome to take whatever they would like. It is not a direct swap as such (ie you don’t swap your ‘something’ for ‘something’ else) but an informal swap and share.

Please come along even if you don’t have much or anything to contribute. Maybe you will the following month. Instead you could bake a cake for all to enjoy over their cuppa, or just provide us with a smile and your presence. The produce swap is about connecting with your local community. Everyone is welcome.

Produce swaps are a beautiful way to share and connect and we promise you will go home with a big smile. Newcomers are always welcomed.

Enquiries: Emma 0417 827 319, emma@asimpleshift.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seacliffproduceswap

Please get in touch if you would like to be on our mailing list to receive a monthly reminder.

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Energy storage solutions becoming cheaper

The Climate Council has launched a report, Fully Charged: Renewables and storage powering Australiathat shows that energy storage solutions, like batteries and solar thermal, are rapidly decreasing in cost.

For the average Australian, the cost of adding solar and batteries to your home has never been lower, with further reductions in cost likely over the next few years.

Five fast facts on renewables and storage in Australia

  1. Plummeting costs are opening up access to renewable energy technologies
  2. Australians are jumping on board
  3. These technologies create new jobs
  4. They’re an essential weapon in the battle against climate change
  5. A diverse mix of energy solutions means a more resilient network

Renewable and storage technologies, in their many forms, are efficient, reliable, flexible, and increasingly cost effective. What we need are credible Federal Government policies that support their uptake.

Our reliable renewable energy future is within reach.

Unley Repair Cafe

Unley Repair Cafe is coming soon!

Repair cafes are places where expert repairers help community members learn how to fix their broken household items. Through the repair cafe we hope to repair things – share knowledge, skills, cups of tea – reduce landfill – save money – make friends – create community!

Unley Repair Cafe received a grant through the SA Government’s Fund My Neighbourhood to operate for 12 months. It  will be held from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the last Saturday of each month at Clarence Park Community Centre. The first session will be on Saturday 28 April 2018.

More repairers are needed so if you have skills in fixing things please get in touch – repaircafe@sustainablecommunitiessa.org.au.

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Strategic plan for Sustainable Communities SA

Sustainable Communities SA has completed a Strategic Plan 2017-2022!

The planning process had helped us to refine our purpose and aims and the completed plan will guide us as we revive our organisation, take new directions and embark on new partnerships.

Thanks to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters for a Community Grant that enabled us to do this important work, and to consultant Susan Raphael who assisted us.

We invite members and other interested people to read the plan and join us as we put it into action!