World’s Biggest Garage Sale
Started from a neighbourhood garage sale in 2013, the World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS) is now revolutionising how Australians engage with dormant goods. Australian homes currently have $43 billion of under-utilised goods at risk of ending up in landfills. WBGS is solving this issue through the activation of dormant goods for good and building a truly circular economy. By empowering Australians to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose, the World’s Biggest Garage Sale helps people to see the beauty in re-loved or ‘second life’ goods. Its online store and events provide community members with alternate ways to source and purchase high-quality products (such as clothing, antiques, furniture and white goods) at prices that are affordable, paving the way for thousands of Australians to save money, time and the planet.
National Landcare Program
Review of the National Landcare Program is open for public consultation until 15th October. Interested parties are invited to provide feedback as part of its second five-year review. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said: “The National Landcare Program has been pivotal in improving how farmers and other land managers look after their land, and this review provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to tell us what works, what doesn’t and where it can be improved.” A terms of reference for the review, along with information on how to get involved, is available at www.nrm.gov.au/national-landcare-program.
Royal Far West Receives Gift
Royal Far West announced the receipt of a gift of more than $650,000 from The James G. Boswell Foundation, following the sale of the Australian farming and cotton operations known as Auscott Limited. Jacqueline Emery, CEO of Royal Far West, said: “We are honoured to be selected for this incredible donation and with the gift being unrestricted, it means we will be able to use it where we see the most need. After some of the most challenging times for Australian country families, this wonderful gesture by The James G. Boswell Foundation will give hundreds of country kids the chance to thrive.”
New Website For School Holidays
Fam-ilies across NSW can enjoy a new website – Family Project – that provides fun COVID safe ideas for families to connect including rock art, backyard movies, building herb gardens, creating chalk art and meditation. The safe online portal provides a new project daily at familyproject.org.au