New to Earth Carers?

 

Earth Carers are volunteers from the community who learn ways to protect the environment through reducing, reusing and recycling waste, and who then help to spread the message to others.

 

How do I become an Earth Carer?

The first step to becoming an Earth Carer is to attend one of our free training programs held twice a year. Earth Carers is all about practical ways to reduce waste.

The program comprises five sessions over 3 weeks at different venues around Perth, and includes demonstrations, tours, information and lots of creative learning.

Come and learn about, and exchange ideas, on waste issues.  Tours, information and guest speakers, ALL FREE !!

What we cover in the training programs:
  • Definition and history of waste;
  • How we reduce and deal with waste in Perth - your neighbourhood;
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling options;
  • Tour of Tamala Park landfill and Recycling Centre and the new Resource Recovery Facility at Neerabup;
  • Demonstrations of reusing organics including worm farms, composting and small space composting; and
  • How to communicate the responsible waste message to others.

 

When is the next Earth Carers course? 


Registration for the August 2019 Earth Carer Course is now Open

To register click here.


The Earth Carers training course is a 5-session program including excursions and practical demonstrations with materials provided.  

The course overview:
 

  • Definition and history of waste;
  • How we deal with waste in Perth and how your local government manages waste in your neighbourhood;
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling options;
  • Tour of landfill site, recycling centre and composting facility;
  • Demonstrations of reusing organics including worm farming, composting and small space composting;
  • How to communicate the responsible waste message to others.
 
You will be overwhelmed, enthused, depressed and inspired often all at the same time!

Details of the training sessions are as follows:
 
Wednesday  7 August 6:00pm - 8:30pm    
Saturday 10 August 10:00am - 3:00pm    
Wednesday  14 August 5:30pm - 8:00pm    
Saturday 17 August 10:00am - 2:00pm     
Wednesday  21 August 5:30pm  - 8:00pm    
Wednesday  28 August 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Earth Carer Graduation


Participants will be expected to attend every session.

To view the Earth Carers Training Program Timetable for March 2019 click here

 

Contact

For further information or to register your interest in our upcoming Earth Carers training program call or email the MRC Waste Education team.

Telephone: 9306 6350
Email: wasteed@mrc.wa.gov.au
 

 

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2019
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