- There is free parking on Wattle Street and around Wentworth park, in most places. Make sure you read the signs.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your shift. If arriving after 8:30 Go to the Information Stall where you’ll meet Suzanne O’Connor and receive your kit, other volunteers, and instructions.
- Wear closed toe shoes, a hat. Sunscreen is available. Bring a snack. Water bottles are part of your volunteer kit. So is a sight map.
- Secondhandsunday.au will have information on the day, including a site map
- For those working 2 or more hours, lunch tickets will be available. You can use them at African Food Feast, the P & C Sausage Sizzle. You can get a free Sno-Cone at the Harris Centre Stall.
● It’s learning about a broad application of sustainability to include not just environmental issues, but social and economic as well – equity, inclusivity, learning from and about cultures with respect and openness, mutual support, building relationships.
● It’s about the questions we need to ask – where our clothes come from for example, what the standards are that should be followed. Are the clothes manufactured in relatively unregulated countries? What are the actual conditions under which they are made, (what are health consequences for the workers) the materials they are made from, and what happens to them when they are no longer wanted? 1 conventional cotton T shirt required 2700 liters of water. What happens to the thousands of microfibers that are produced each time we wash our synthetic clothes, and those fibers are washed down the drain along with the wastewater ending up in our waterways.
● It’s about learning to distinguish between green marketing and greenwashing.
● It’s pushing for policy changes at all levels of government to hold individuals and corporations responsible all along supply chains for their environmental and human impact.
- It’s a vehicle to begin a conversation about the effects of Fast Fashion on the environment and those people in the supply chain manufacturing the clothes and textiles. We worked hard to find a T-Shirt that is affordable (as compared to cheap), equitably manufactured and sustainable. It takes 2700 litres of water to produce 1 conventional cotton T-shirt, and then there’s the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizer. And that’s just the environmental cost.
- Our T-shirts, made of organic cotton, require about 274 litres of water, and produced without toxic pesticides or fertilisers. The website, goodonyou.eco rated Stanley/Stella, a Belgian company that manufactures the shirts as “great” according to its rating criteria. goodonyou.eco considers sustainability – greenhouse gas emissions, water use as well as worker safety and pay, and the transparency of it all. Yet, as it turns out, in some instances, the integrity of the classification of organic cotton has been called into question.
- We’ve recently learned the preferable fabric to use among cottons is recycled cotton. And that’s a whole other story. The bottom line in all of this is to get the message across that one needs to ask the questions and do the research.
- see attached excel file for assignments, general responsibilities – more info will be provided on the day o Suzanne O’Connor is overall supervisor of volunteers. She, or someone covering, will be found in the Information Booth throughout the day.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift begins. Go to the Information Stall to meet Suzanne, get your kit, meet your fellow volunteers, and team leader.
- If you’re assisting Bumping in/Bumping Out – hand trucks etc. will be available.
- At the End of SHS – Clean up does NOT begin until 3:00. (don’t want people packing up until the end. Volunteers will assist stall holders with packing up and moving their items to their cars/trucks.
- Nothing is to be left on the verandah for the Op-Shop.
- Some items may be ok to leave in the well-marked boxes at the end, separating clothing, shoes, household, books. Pyrmont Cares will be carting this stuff to Salvos. We’ll let you know towards the end of the afternoon.
- #1, #2 and #5 plastics go in yellow.
- Aluminium and steel cans, glass, go in yellow.
- Red bin – hard to recycle – waxed cardboard, strapping ties, food containers, and tissues paper
- Blue Bin – clean office paper and cardboard
- Good soles
- No holes
- Tied together
- Children’s Workshop 11:30-12:10
- Adult Workshop 1:30-2:30
- Repair slots run every 30 minutes from 12:30-2:30
- Sign up by clicking on the workshop button under “More to Know”.
- Remember to include what item you’re bringing and the problem so that the repair guys are better prepared.
- Assessment and Tune-up slots run every 15 minutes (except for the first one)
- You do NOT need to sign up to recycle a bike(s).
- The Mending Shop is open from 11:00-2:30. Registering for a specific time isn’t necessary though it would be helpful to gauge interest so that your mending project will get the attention you need.