Sustainable Xmas bling
WANTED - any second-hand items which could be recycled and made into shiny and decorative Christmas decorations.
As part of a Cairns Regional Council initiative to build a sustainable community, Sustainable Bling is a community project to make Christmas decorations for trees around the region.
Port Douglas artist Melissah Norris is facilitating the workshops to assist anyone who wants get involved to make trash into treasure.
“Sustainable Bling is recycling materials and in my mind that can be anything and creating something from it,” she said.
“We have so many materials in society today that are still very useful in the environment we live in and if we can utilise and reutilise things the less we rubbish and litter our environment.
“And from an artist’s point of view it’s just so exciting, this year we are doing Christmas decorations and giving that personal touch of the community involvement.”
There will be recyclable depots where people can drop off any unwanted items that could be of use at the Council’s Mossman administration office, Mossman library, the Port Douglas library kiosk and Water Smart info centre in Macrossan St.
Council’s regional manager for Douglas Liz Collyer encourages everyone to not only donate their unwanted goods but to come along to the workshops and create the decorations.
“Recycling old materials with a bit of artistic vision that turns them into spectacular Christmas decorations is another way we can contribute to being an even more sustainable community,” she said.
“These workshops provide the opportunity to bring the community together for the start of our Christmas celebrations.”
The workshops are on November 2 from 9.30am-11.30am, November 7 from 10.30am-12.30pm at the Water Smart Info Centre and November 9 and 10 from 3pm-5pm at the Mossman Shire Hall.
For more information contact council’s community development team 4099 9444.
Bring on the bling: artist