Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2016
2222 REUSE. FIND TREASURE. MEET THE LOCALS. GARAGESALETRAIL.COM.AU The City of Unley has added star power to its ‘Take the Pledge’ campaign with national media identity Amanda Blair taking it upon herself to step up to the challenge. Take the Pledge encourages residents to improve their recycling and composting habits in order to reduce Council waste costs by $100,000 per year. Amanda Blair had this to say of the initiative, “I proudly signed up to the Pledge because I really want to do all I can do diminish my household waste and to contribute to the environment. There is no excuse to not participate as the City of Unley provides excellent waste management bins that make it really easy.” “My four kids are into it too, not just at home but at school and if one of them ever ‘slips up’ and puts the banana skin in the rubbish bin and not the green organics bin...look out! I urge every resident in the City of Unley to join up and Take the Pledge.” For more information and to Take the Pledge visit unley.sa.gov.au/takethepledge When Joyce Schmerl’s mother bought sheets from Myer with coupons during WWII she had no idea that 76 years later they would be put to good use again. “ T here was nothing being made those days because of the war, and for those that couldn’t afford it everything was bought with coupons,” says Joyce. “ T he sheets were barely 6 foot long because we didn't have inner spring mat tresses back then, they could be tucked in the sides but not at the ends,” says Joyce. Kate Hubmayer, who attends the Clarence Park Community Centre craft sessions with Joyce, was looking for some fabric to make a teepee for the Childcare Garden when Joyce offered up her vintage sheets. “ We were all sitting and chatting about my teepee project and Joyce said that she had some lovely strong old sheets that she had sitting in her cupboard. I cut them and decorated them and made them into the teepee cover,” says Kate. “I like reusing things and up cycling things so they have a second life. The children just thought it was lovely, and they love hiding in it,” says Kate. Joyce and Kate have been at tending the craft sessions every Wednesday from 1-3pm for a while and everyone looks forward to catching up and hearing Joyce’s stories from when she was young. Clarence Park Community Centre offers a variety of activities and facilities including Craft sessions, Playgroup, and Occasional Care for children. For more information about programs please contact the Centre on 8293 8166 Amanda Blair takes the pledge Recycling at its best Joyce Schmerl (left) with Kate Hubmayer.
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