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Photo above: Anderson Lake, Great Southern.
Photo by Basil Schur

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.)


The Wheels are in Motion

The 2018 Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival program is filling up.

if you are interested in hosting an event as part of the FESTIVAL please contacts us on

If you want to participate as a stallholder at the FAIR AND EXPO 24th March 2018 please get in touch with Jacqui on

We are developing a collaboration potential with Green Man Media  and Great Southern Film Harvest. We are seeking good quality short films of the Great Southern - food, creative, culture arts, environment - To be part of a shorts feature for the Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival. If you would like to be considered for this please let us know what you have. Respond here by email with: title; content description, length, and why you feel it is a good fit. represents the Great Southern.



We'd love you to join the the SEW COOL! SEW UP Crew. 

By joining in on any of these FREE volunteer production-based sewing days you are supporting the 1st stage of the project SEW COOL! and learning some new skills.

BIG gratitude for that. And the planet thanks you too!
The next two workshops are in Denmark on Saturday 25th and Monday 27th November from 10am-3pm. 
The room will be set up in work stations e.g. cutting, pinning, assembling, sewing, ironing. 
We will provide Tea and coffee and light healthy snacks. Patterns and demo piece of two different designs (two sizes), instructions, most materials. 

It would be great if you can bring along… any sewing items that you feel may help. 
If you want to book in and get some more information please get in touch by EMAIL





Position includes some weekend work.

For information and the Duty Statement please ring Green Skills Denmark office (08) 9848 3310


Triceratops joins the herd at the Gondwana Garden – Denmark Sanctuary

by Basil Schur, Denmark Green Skills

A new dinosaur sculpture has been added to the Gondwana Garden at Green Skills’s Denmark Sanctuary building.Created by local artist  Fred Pearce, the ferocious looking creature is actually a harmless Triceratops.

Triceratops was an herbivore, existing mostly on shrubs and other plant life. Its beak-like mouth was best suited for grasping and plucking rather than biting, according to a 1996 analysis in the journal Evolution. It also likely used its horns and bulk to tip over taller plants.


Birds of Prey Day: Activities for People Living with Disability


On Thursday, 16th November about 30 clients and carers at SMP Disability and Support Services in Spearwood enjoyed a Birds of Prey workshop presented by Yvonne Sitko, owner and operator of WA Birds of Prey.

Yvonne introduced five birds to the group including a Barn Owl, Boobook Owl, Falcon and Wedge-tailed Eagle.

Everyone had a chance to hold Micro the half-sized Wedge-tailed Eagle and GT the Falcon and it was a terrific photo opportunity.



Bird Survey Outing To Lake Anderson, North Stirlings

Searching for the elusive Hooded Plover

On Sunday 12th November 2017, the Albany Bird Group and Green Skills conducted an outing to survey birds at Lake Anderson, that forms part of the Balicup Wetland Suite, north of the Stirling Range National Park.     12 people participated in the day which was led by Anne Bondin of the Albany Bird Group and Basil Schur of Green Skills.

The group accessed the lake through the Pech family farm. Ken Pech, a retired Gnowangerup Shire President and prominent farmer in the area, gave an introduction and history of the Lake environs.


This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions. The event is part of Green Skills’ wetland conservation activities and has also been supported through the Albany Bird Group, Ken  and Wayne Pech and Yongergnow Malleefowl Conservation Centre in Ongerup

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

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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.

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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.

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