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.

Follow on Facebook to keep in touch!

UnleyRepairCafe

 

Advertisements

Electronic Recycling Australia

By Anne Bunning
Thought I’d let you know about Electronic Recycling Australia’s (ERA) bins (branded Unplug N’Drop) for anything vaguely electronic. There are 23 Unplug N Drop bins around metropolitan Adelaide, as well as several rural locations around SA.
Depositing all your electronic stuff is free and they really take anything from the batteries inside the radio to CDs, mobiles, cables, mouses, to the more obvious things like laptops and TVs. The best thing I saw were the insides of traffic lights – the arrows and the body shapes. The basic rule is – if it is domestic, plugs into a power point, uses a charger or is powered by battery ERA will take it.

Continue reading

Containment – film screening

Containment is documentary by Peter Galison, Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, and Robb Moss, Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. It looks at three critical contemporary radioactive sites where containment has become the central issue.

In view of the recent proposals to establish nuclear waste sites in South Australia this is a timely and important movie. It has not been widely promoted in Australia, but Adelaide has the rare chance of a screening:

 6pm Monday 19 September at the Capri Cinema, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.

BOOK ONLINE TO ATTEND

Containment movie

Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel ‘Cycle’

In February 2015 SA Premier Jay Weatherill announced a Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel ‘Cycle’.  The title of’Cycle’ is misleading as the process is actually a chain leading to the final destination as nuclear waste.  This investigation is separate from the federal proposal for a national nuclear waste dump for Australia’s waste.

The Royal Commission handed down its final report in May 2016 recommending SA accept the world’s high level nuclear waste for final disposal for profit. Independent economic analysis throws into doubt the economics of the proposal. There is a very real risk that SA won’t make a profit and may end up either going into debt to dig the underground dump, or be left storing high level waste above ground near the coast indefinitely.

hookina-springs

Continue reading