The Green Living Centre is a sustainability resource centre in the heart of Newtown. It’s the result of a partnership between City of Sydney and Marrickville councils, and has been helping the Newtown community reduce its environmental impact for the last ten years.
The Centre aims to inspire, motivate and support our local community to be environmentally healthy and sustainable and to reduce its carbon emissions in line with local targets. Our role at the Green Living Centre is to show local residents and local businesses the many ways that this can be done.
We invite you to attend one of our free workshops, sign up to our newsletter to keep track of our programs, or drop in and chat to staff about ways you can reduce your energy bill and support clean energy. We are also happy to take your collection of corks, batteries and printer cartridges, and we stock a small range of products you can buy, such as worm farms and worms, compost bins, and energy saving devices.
To find details of upcoming workshops visit greenlivingcentre.eventbrite.com.au, or sign up to receive our quarterly email newsletter. You can also find out what we're excited about by liking our Facebook page.
If you are interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2011 The Watershed released the I ♥ 2nd Hand Shopping Guide. The guide promotes the variety of second hand goods and services available in Newtown.
The free guide lists 50 King Street-based retail outlets that are dedicated to conserving resources and supplying second-hand goods. Along with retailers offering vintage and second hand clothing, the guide includes businesses which offer clothing alterations and repairs, second-hand books and CDs, antiques and furniture as well as computer and white good repairs.
The I ♥ 2nd Hand Shopping Guide is available from the Green Living Centre at 218 King Street Newtown, as well as participating businesses. A digital copy can also be downloaded here:
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