Kerbside Collection Time for West End and South Bank: How to Get the Kids Into Upcycling

Brisbane City Council’s Kerbside Collection is coming up on West End and South Bank on Monday, 28 January 2019. As you prepare your items for collection, have you thought of ways on how to get the kids interested in upcycling?

Teaching children how to repurpose and recycle is a good start to build the habit of reducing waste. Because of this, Reverse Garbage Queensland continuously holds Sustainability Education workshops for kids.

Sustainability Education

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Reverse Garbage Queensland aims to get people diverting items from landfill creatively. They are doing this by having workshops that inspire, educate, and empower both children and adults.

The goal of each workshop is to let the participants exercise their creativity whilst having fun. Moreover, participants can learn how to make the things they need from the things that are available around them.

As part of the initiative, they also run professional development workshops for educators and those who want to incorporate sustainability and re-use into their curriculum.

RGQ’s workshops help in encouraging everyone to think outside the box in transforming ordinary objects into works of art.

Reverse Garbage Queensland  Upcoming Workshops

Macrame Eco-Art Workshop – Make a Wall Hanging

Saturday, 16 February 2019 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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Open to participants 13 years old and above, this workshop will be teaching the art of macrame by making plant hangers from ropes.

This session will explore basic macrame techniques and use salvaged materials such as ropes, computer cable, and fabric strips from the warehouse.

The workshop is suitable for beginners to intermediate knotters and is limited to 15 participants only. Make sure to book early to reserve your place.

Buy tickets for $41.97

RGQ Master Class for Early Childhood Educators

Thursday, 14 March 2019 (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, 16 March 2019 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

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This Master Class is part of RGQ’s Educators’ Series. The Master Class consists of three stages to better understand sustainability education. It will explore current practices in schools and RGQ ‘s methods in helping centres schools become more environmentally responsible.

You may visit the RGQ Master Class page for further information. Tickets cost $43.40.

Buy tickets for 14 March 2019

Buy tickets for 16 March 2019

Reverse Garbage Queensland conducts eco-art workshops at their warehouse in Woolloongabba, in schools, OSHC and childcare centres, libraries, shopping centres, festivals, and events. You may visit their website to learn about their workshop structures.