Did you know you can compost …

Did you know you can compost …

Hello Greenthumbs!

Depending on whether you have a green FOGO (food organics, garden organics) bin, a garden organics bin or a home composting system – here are some things that you might not know you can compost! Check them out and see if these are things you can add to your organics bin routine. (more…)

ROckin’ your kitchen caddy!

ROckin’ your kitchen caddy!

Hello People of the Academy!

Keeping all your kitchen scraps and sending them either to your organics bin or your own compost bin is a great way to look after our planet. It’s all about keeping the nutrients out of landfill and in the natural cycle of food production. Your old apple core is still jam (more…)

Rockin’ your green bin

Rockin’ your green bin

Do you have a green ‘organics’ bin at your house? Do you know what goes in it? Just like every part of this beautiful planet is different and unique – each local council green bin system is different. (more…)

Interesting people I met in Coffs Harbour #74

Interesting people I met in Coffs Harbour #74

This is me with Spyro Kalos from Mobile Muster and while he isn’t exactly ROcking organics … he is rocking recycling! Mobile phones are definitely NOT for your green or yellow bin, even though more than 90% of their components can be recycled. Just like my tin-can phone, scrapboy! (more…)

REAP Coffs Harbour Rocks!

REAP Coffs Harbour Rocks!

It was great to attend Waste 2016 last week and meet lots of people who are helping to keep food out of landfill.

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Me with REAP volunteer Colleen.

One of these groups is REAP Coffs Harbour. It is a regional chapter of Sydney’s ‘OzHarvest’. Led by founder Julie, REAP rescues food that is about to be thrown away from supermarkets, bakeries, cafes and restaurants … and give it to families in need. Any food they can’t share is taken to a local community garden where it is fed to the animals or made into yummy compost!

In just 2 years this happy band of 30 volunteers has saved a whopping 65 TONNES of food from going to landfill! That’s FANTASTIC, but they do ask themselves every day “why is there so much leftover food?”

REAP is always happy to pick up extra and leftover local food. Luckily, local building company Hibbard Homes sponsors their fuel costs. (YAY!)  REAP has also recently raised $50,000 to purchase a refrigerated truck and they are currently seeking spare cool room space so they can store food longer.

To donate food or cash to REAP Coffs Harbour you can contact Julie on 0421 430 175.

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