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Boomerang Bags: October Sewing Bee

Boomerang Bags: October Sewing Bee

When: October 5, 2017, 4:30 pm
Venue: Cairns and Far North Environment Centre
Address: 27-29 Greensslopes Street Cairns QLD, Australia (map)
Organizer: Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (This event have been posted on Facebook first)
Join us for our October bag-making event!

Meet awesome people - Gain new skills - Tackle the single use plastic bag pollution - Have bag loads of fun!

Thurs 5th October 4.30 - 7.30 pm
Downstairs of Cominos House
27-29 Greenslopes St, Cairns North

**Special note for this month** WE NEED MORE FABRIC! Everyone has been so efficient we're nearly out. Please bring any recycled fabric on the night or if you can't make it details on how to donate here: http://bit.ly/2tZMCk5

What is Boomerang Bags?
Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.
Dedicated schools, community groups, businesses and volunteers get together to make re-useable ‘Boomerang Bags’ using recycled materials as a means to replace plastic bags. These bags will be made available at supermarkets for the public to 'borrow and bring back'. Through Boomerang Bags we start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time!

Watch this: https://vimeo.com/220401498
Read more here: http://boomerangbags.org/

Thanks to the organisation of the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, volunteers from the Cafnec Marine Response Team and a sustainability grant from Cairns Regional Council this awesome project has been established.

So what do we do? We meet up the first Thursday of every month from 4.30 - 7.30pm to sew resuable bags from recycled fabric. Got a sewing machine? Awesome - bring it along! Don't have one? No problem - there are lots of tasks other than sewing: cutting, printing, planning, cuppa drinking and the like :P check out this video of the Cairns chapter in action: https://vimeo.com/220401498

Questions, comments anything? Email the committee at boomerangbags@cafnec.org.au or ring 07 40321746

Join the Boomeang Bags Cairns Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167702850393573/

Sign up for the mail list here: http://www.marineteam.org/it-all-adds-up/boomerang-bags-cairns-chapter/

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