Happy New Year. 2018!
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Painting above: Koiyennuruff Songline by Joey Williams
(Photo by Craig carter)

Koora, koora, yeyi, kalyakool noongar. Moort boodjera-k-ngat djinanginy. Ngulak Ngaank Nidja Budjar. (Long long ago, now and forever Noongar looking after the land.)

Photo: Albany Office  - December 2017. 
L-R: Rachel Pontin, Bernard de Bunnetat, Jasmyn Kirkman, Anne Sparrow, Rosie Smith and son, Mat Kirkman and David McNamara.

Hello 2018

To all of our supporters, participants, sponsors we wish you all the best for the coming year.

We look forward to bringing you great news, lots of inspiration and useful information for our shared sustainable future.

Good to Know
‘The influence of a beautiful, helpful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town.’ 

(Collier Graham)


Seeing Like an Eagle     

Porongurup   Art & Photographic weekend workshop with Nikki Green (Artist) and Basil Schur (Environmentalist).

6.30 pm Friday to 2pm Sunday,  9 - 11th February 2018






South Coast Festival of Birds

The 2018 Festival of Birds will take place over February, March and April including an array of entertaining and educational community events showcasing the unique and beautiful bird fauna of the south coast of Western Australia.

Events will take place in Albany and other South Coast locations and include: 
  • Bird outings and walks
  • Talks at the Albany Library
  • Spectacular bird photography
  • Field trip
  • Workshops
  • Bird Identification
  • Films
  • SunSmart Albany Kite Fiesta
Check out the website for program details.
For more information contact
 Help the Hoodie !

Field Trip to look at Hooded Plover habitat conservation around the Salt Lakes of Cranbrook.
1.30pm to 4pm, Wednesday 14th February 2018

Meet at the Bob’s Lake Bird hide. Travel 7km north of Cranbrook on Great Southern Highway, turn right into Brickhouse Rd for 4.5km- the laneway to bird hide will be on left 
Transport available from Denmark and Mt Barker. Contact for  more information.

Photo Above; Children enjoying the World Wetlands Day 2017.
photo By: Rachel Pontin
World Wetlands Day
Join the City of Albany in Town Square on Saturday, February 3 to celebrate our wetlands.

From 9am until 12noon, enjoy demonstrations, entertainment and information from BirdLife Australia, Great Southern Science Council, Young Naturalists, Meet the Macro-Invertebrates, Green Skills Inc, Albany Bushcarers Group, Friends of Yakamia Creek, South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc., Albany Photographic Society, Cleanaway, Fossicker's Tip Shop, Reptile Haven and Koffee Boost.



14th to 31st  MARCH 2018
The 2018 Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival Program has a few cool new events this year.

'Eat the City'- seriously what is this all about?
(Brought to you by Community Food Events)

“There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” (Alfred Lewis.)

A provocative lock-in style participatory workshop centred upon the fictional (but entirely possible) premise that the food supply chain to the Great Southern region has broken down, exploring our communities responses and creative solutions to the food crisis. (Interested? contact Evelyn, at Community Food events 

Screen Seeds
(Presented by Film harvest)

A cool, new micro-film-festival of Great Southern-made short films all about culture, innovation, food and fun!  Film Harvest, in collaboration with Green Skills, Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival, presents this unique inaugural event, screened in premium surrounds at Orana Cinemas Albany. Local news, inspiring stories and creative goodness. Tickets on sale (online) late February at Orana Cinema, Albany.

If you are interested in helping us promote the festival FESTIVAL (posters, links etc) please contact us at 

For more information about the Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival contact Dawn

Fair & Expo
Saturday 24th March 2018

Places are filling - almost full so if you want to be part of the Fair & Expo as a stallholder or presenter get in touch with Jacqui at

The Fair & Expo is the main event of the regional Sustainable Living Festival.

It's all about 
‘Good Food, Good Living and Great Ideas’.

Join us for a celebration and exploration of Sustainable Living in the Great Southern. Learn about what’s happening in sustainable transport, energy, food, communities, art and day-to-day living. Colourful and creative stalls, information exhibits, entertainment, guest presentations and speakers, workshops and educational activities, food and music by locals, for locals. 

The Green Skills Sustainable Living Fair & Expo will be on Saturday 24th March 2018.

Enjoy the video showing snapshots from the 2017 Event.



Gone into weedy wattle withdrawal over the new year?

Never fear, busy bees are back! Come help us get on top of a significantly manageable infestation which will protect bushland on the property and in nearby Torndirrup national park. Morning tea, lunch and tea/coffee will be provided, please RSVP to Rosie Smith, Green Skills Albany on 9842 1334 or 0401 578002 or, please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements. Cheers!


Yes, We Are Open!

Green Skills Albany has had a few visitors wondering if they’ve come to the right place when they step into our office this week.
Terracycle in Albany

Green Skills Albany has been participating in the program since early 2017.

In the last year, we’ve diverted over 25 kilos of waste from landfill. The items are posted to Sydney, where all parts of the materials are recovered for composting, recycling or upcycling.

Our Albany office is currently a drop-off point for six distinct waste streams.

Australian Bluegums Plantation Help Protect Albany Bushland from weedy wattles.

Green Skills, Australian Bluegums Plantation staff and community volunteers joined forces in November to control a large stand of invasive Sydney golden wattle on a private property in Little Grove near Albany.


Giving Back To Country; The special place of  Chingarrup and Corackerup in Gondwana Link
Lake Muir  - Unicup Wetlands

Gondwana Link's Hidden Treasure in WA's Southern Forests

Gondwana Link- Connecting Our Heritage
Gondwana Panorama Community Arts Project
Eco-Art in Denmark WA
Gondwana Connections Art Exhibition

Reconnecting Country- Lynne and Ken Tinley’s art piece

Sustainable Living Fair & Expo 2017


The Details

Green Skills Albany is a drop-off point for a nationwide recycling program?

Terracycle turns hard-to-recycle waste into durable products such as park benches. Cool huh!

Green Skills Albany accepts the following TerraCycle waste streams:
  • Australia Post mailing satchels,
  • Nescafe coffee pods,
  • Oral care products (toothpaste, toothbrush, floss),
  • Hair and skin care or cosmetic product containers.

All containers need to be empty, no need to clean them.

Drop off to Green Skills at 38 Graham Street, Albany during weekdays 9-3pm.

Want more info? Check out

Green Skills is a driver of change
toward more sustainable communities.
Sustainable communities are where all people experience and contribute to the principles of biodiversity and ecological integrity; equity,  human rights and the rights of the environment; long-term economic health and personal wellbeing.

Would you like to be a member of
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Please get in touch.




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