PLASTIC FREE JULY ACTIVITIES
Wednesday 11: 10am, Rachel Rose talks about “Freeing food from plastic” at Confluence, 15 Watt St.
Thursday 12: 1pm-2pm, Plastic packaging unwrap at New World supermarket.
Friday 13: Re-Gen-r:8 Repurpose Creative Recovery for anyone grieving what’s happening on the planet at Sustainable Whanganui/ Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre Education Room.
Saturday 14: 8am-1pm, Plastic Free Whanganui cloth-bag giveaway at River Traders Market.
Saturday 14: 1pm, Denise Brettell — Making kimchi 0272576879.
Sunday 15: 1pm-2pm, Plastic packaging unwrap @ New World supermarket.
Sunday 15: 4pm, Permaculture Design Certificate, permaculture design presentations and shared lunch at the Eco school at 223 No 2 Line, Okoia.
Monday 16: 10am-midday, Julz Coffey presents Stinky Dinky Art, using No 6 plastic, sharpies, hole punch and glue guns. At the Harakeke Room, Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre.
Tuesday 17: 9.30am-11.30am, Anna Dawson Environmental Education Officer with WRRC — worm farming for kids, at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre with Sustainable Whanganui.
Tuesday 17: 10.30am-midday, Candle Making at Canaan Honey, 176 Mosston Rd. $8 per child, or $7 per child in family of 3 or more. Registration required by July 13. Janice and John Brandon, 06 345 5350 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 17: Nature talk with Doug Armstrong 7.30pm at Whanganui Regional Museum.
Wednesday 18: 10.30ammidday, Candle Making at Canaan Honey, 176 Mosston Rd. $8 per child, or $7 per child in family of 3 or more. Registration required by July 13. Janice and John Brandon, 06 345 5350 email@example.com.
Wednesday 18: 12.30pm, Shane Middlemiss talk on Organic Nutrient Dense Food and Matt Rayner Whanganui Regional Health Authority, fruit tree giveaway at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre with Sustainable Whanganui.
Thursday 19: 10.30am-1pm, Wonderful Winter Workings School Holiday Workshop. Repurposing family fun at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre with Sustainable Whanganui.
Friday 20: 9.30am-11.30am, A Resiliency Plan for Whanganui: Art & Science Lab at WRRC with Sustainable Whanganui and Stuart Hylton.
Friday 20: Midday, Dr Trisia Farrelly, social anthropologist, talks on the Global Plastics Crisis: Acting Powerfully. At WRRC with Sustainable Whanganui. Please bring lunch to share.
Saturday 21: 8am-1pm, Plastic Free Whanganui cloth-bag giveaway at The River Traders Market.
Saturday 21: 9am-1pm “Trash Talk! Whatever we want to say about plastic” Art competition with Left Bank Art Supplies. Artworks can be plastic, poetry, pottery, paint, print, song lyrics and/or sculpture. Categories are: A miracle: 0-5 years; A seed: 5-7 years; A sprout: 7-10 years; A new shoot: 10-13 years; A sapling: 13-18; A tree: 18-30; An elder: 30 and up; A hybrid: collaborations of up to 3. Only work which is clearly named and has clear contact details will be accepted.
Hand in artworks to the Left Bank Art Supplies, Taupo Quay on July 21. Artworks will be exhibited the following week and then must be collected on Monday 30 July. Winners will be notified before the Prize-giving on Sunday, July 29 at 1pm at Coastguard Wanganui, 7 Wharf St, Castlecliff.
Saturday 21: 1pm, Denise Brettell — Making kefir 0272576879.
Saturday 21: 3pm, Rachel Rose talk on “Freeing food from plastic” at the Women’s Network, 75 St Hill St.
Sunday 22: 1pm Athol Stewart “Talking the Walk” and Rod Trott “Reviving and Re-cycling along Rivers of Rubbish”. Followed by a river cleanup at the Sailing Club, Gilberd St. Wear warm, waterproof clothing. Ned Tapa will be bringing out the big waka to help.
Sunday 22: All day — The Village Snob coffee cart is offering 50 cents off coffee to anyone bringing a reusable coffee cup.
Saturday 28: 8am-1pm, Plastic Free Whanganui cloth-bag giveaway at The River Traders Market.
Saturday 28: 1pm-4pm Graham Pearson — Coastal Planting with Progress Castlecliff at Duncan Pavilion. Bring buckets and spades if you have them. Dress warmly for wet conditions and wear gumboots. 0272228378.
Saturday 28: Midday, Denise Brettell — Natural sodas for all 0272576879.
Sunday 29: 1pm, Prize Winners’ trip on Coastguard Wanganui vessel at Castlecliff.
Sunday 29: 2pm, Phillip Holden at Matai St community garden — hangi and tree giveaway.
Monday 30: All day — The Village Snob coffee cart on Taupo Quay is offering half-price coffee to anyone bringing a reusable coffee cup.
Monday 30: Trash Talk competition entrants please pick up your artworks from Left Bank Art Supplies.
Other Important Info:
BE IN TO WIN: a trip on the Coastguard emergency vessel, art supplies from Left Bank Art Supplies, TreeLife Nurseries “Nicely Spicy Apple Juice”, high viz backpack covers, pencil cases, a ukulele, $50 food hamper from New World, Greek Yoghurtmaking kit from Bin Inn, recycle bins and a worm farm.
All attendees at our Plastic Free July activities may put their names in the hat for prize draws near the end of July. Some of the prizes above are reserved specifically for competition winners.
ALL BOOKINGS for workshops scheduled during school holidays are care of Whanganui Regional Museum 06 3491110.
Send a selfie of any planting you are doing in July to #plantinourregion location Horizons Regional Council to be in to win a $1500 plant-related prize.
Look out for businesses with stickers in their windows saying they’re taking steps towards Sustainability [certificates awarded courtesy of Elinor McDouall and Plastic Bag Free Whanganui]
Art Competition “Trash Talk! Whatever You Want to Say About Plastic”, co-ordinated by Frances and Anna at Left Bank Art Supplies. Bring your artwork on Saturday, July 21, exhibit it upstairs until pick-up on Monday 30. (Mark your artwork clearly with your name and contact.) Poetry share with Airini. Look out for the movie: localising food by Robina McCurdy. Jules Coffey exhibition and recycled plastic art workshop Gallery on Guyton.
Visit to Putiki Reserve working bee.
It’s Puanga and it’s a great time to get out into nature with friends, walk in the bush and do some stargazing. It’s good for the Earth, good for us and it’s plastic-free! Celebrating Matariki at home can involve sharing some mid-winter kai and relaxing in good company. Light a candle, remember loved ones and give thanks. Write down your dreams for the year ahead. Play games, tell stories, share love with wha¯ nau.