Category Archives: Recycle or upcycle

Become someone’s fairy godmother

Have you always wanted to be someone’s fairy godmother?  Well, here is your big chance… Ipswich mum Sam Harrison wants your old formal dress or suit to lend / gift to disadvantaged students in Ipswich, to create magical school formals … Continue reading

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One of a kind speakers. Great sound. Incredible cause.

It is funny how the world works.  You might remember a few posts ago, I wrote about social enterprise Substation33 that recycle and reuse electronic waste to create jobs and training opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers in Logan?  (Here is the … Continue reading

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ECOPADS = environment, education and empowerment

I recently learnt about an amazing lady,  Freeda Thong, a Brisbane based social entrepreneur passionate about women, the environment and equality. Freeda recently ran a crowd funding campaign to raise $15,000 for her new, innovative, environmentally and socially impactful product – Ecopads. … Continue reading

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Uplift Project – recycling bras to women in need

UPDATE 25/05/16: An urgent update to this post, I spoke to Liz the founder of Uplift Project, and she currently has 40,000 bras in storage in Melbourne and desperately needs help funding the shipment of these to PNG.  For $10 … Continue reading

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Dig out your designer fashion for DV

Don’t wait til next spring to do a massive closet cull; donate your corporate and designer fashion to Women’s Legal Service today and help women and children who are escaping domestic violence. Women’s Legal Service is a specialist community legal centre … Continue reading

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Making waves – turning ocean waste into skateboards

   I heard about a super cool skateboard brand today, one that recycles ocean waste into skateboards. It is an LA based company called Bureo, who collect and recycle fishing nets from the coast of Chile, turn the nets to … Continue reading

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Aprons4Action – get involved!

Their four rules are simple: wear your apron, take a photo, give a little and pass it on.  These are the rules of newly formed fundraising group Aprons4Action and by following these four simple steps, you too can help take … Continue reading

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You are invited to: Card Making for a Cause – Saturday 5th October 2013 #bne

Leisa Gill’s Card Making for a Cause is on again, Saturday 5th October 2013 at the Aspley Hornets Club in Brisbane – and you are invited! The concept is simple; volunteers donate their time to make the cards, the cards produced … Continue reading

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take 3 for the sea

This summer holiday while you are enjoying the surf, sun and sand, take a moment and Take 3 for the Sea. Take 3 for the Sea is a clean beach initiative and its message is simple: take three pieces of … Continue reading

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my quest for the ultimate ethical shoe

Have you ever thought about the origin or ethics of your shoes? Where they were made, who made them, what are they made from, what distance did your shoes travel to be on your shoe shop shelf, did each company … Continue reading

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