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April 2019 
Post-Festival News & Upcoming Autumn Events

Green Skills ran a series of very successful community festivals between January and April 2019: the South Coast Festival of Birds and Biodiversity, the Great Southern Sustainable Community Festival, the Sunsmart Kite Fiesta and the Denmark Not Waste Festival.  A BIG Thank You to everyone who got involved: our staff, festival volunteers, workshop & gallery hosts, field event coordinators & researchers, and all the general public who participated in these events - it is your participation that made them the huge success that they were.
Also a big thanks to our sponsors and the funding organisation who supported Green Skills to make these community events possible.

Anne Sparrow and Basil Schur - Festival Organisers

Bird Watching at Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet outing 
South Coast Birds and Biodiversity Festival 2019
Green Skills Great Southern Sustainable Community Festival 2019 on the Albany Town Square
Having a whale of a time flying kites at the 2019 Sunsmart Kite Fiesta in the Albany Anzac Peace Park
Citizen science events researching and caring for our native biodiversity in the Green Skills Balijup Fauna Sanctuary
The Not Waste Festival was a great success - events, stalls, discussions, music, art, and fashion
Creative Workshops, Dance and Music: turning Junk into Upcycled in Denmark at the Green Skills NOT WASTE Festival
NOT WASTE Festival: Upcycled hand painted tiles by students of the Denmark Kids Art group on display
These Green Skills 2019 Festivals were funded and supported by: Lotterywest, City of Albany, Birds Australia, WA Waste Authority,  Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre, DWER - Keep Australia Beautiful WA, Triple M Radio, Great Southern Development Commission, State NRM, Green Harvest Films, Denmark Community Windfarm, RDA Great Southern, Gondwana Link, Bush Heritage, UWA Albany, WA Museum, Conservation Council of WA, Dept BCA, Albany Bird Group, Denmark Bird Group, Friends of the Western Ground Parrot, ITCH (Komixx Film Productions), Denmark Arts, Denmark CRC, Shire of Denmark, Freehand Wines, Denmark Upcycle Collective, Not Waste Festival Staff holders and Albany Sustainable Community Festival Stall Holders. The SunSmart Kite Fiesta was supported by Healthway. 
Upcoming April and May Events:
Please RSVP for the AGM meeting, and membership renewal can be done online at: 
or in person at any of our offices.
Book in now for the Upcycled Garden Structures workshop with Peter Morris
10am-12 on 4th May at the AWARE Centre Community Garden, Hanrahan Road Waste Facility, Albany.
Free workshop with limited places, ring 9842 1334 or email to reserve your place. Supported by the City of Albany and the Waste Authority of WA
Green Skills Denmark is a proud supporter of
PLASTIC REDUCTION DENMARK and is assisting with their New WASH STATION TRAILER - Members are invited to the launch of the wash station trailer on Saturday 20th April
12 participants enjoyed the Worm Tube Workshop with Dylan Lehmann last Saturday at the new AWARE shed at the Hanrahan Road Waste Facility, Albany. They learnt how to make upcycled worm tubes to recycle kitchen waste into the garden. This free workshop was supported by the City of Albany and the Waste Authority of WA
Call for Abstracts for the 2019 WA State NRM and Coastal Conference

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