KM Earth Care Initiatives

Sustainability Workshops

KMCC runs a range of different workshops throughout the year with environmental and sustainability themes from recycling, to energy management, permaculture, and urban conservation.

Our next workshop has been rescheduled for November 12th, 2022, 1pm-4pm.    The FREE 3 hour session titled Rethinking Organic Waste will be facilitated by Peg Davies, and will focus on composting, worm farms and bokashi bins.   Register here.

This project is supported by Highways and Byways – Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together.

UPPAREL Drop-Off Point

The Centre is now a collection point for UPPAREL.   Local individuals and families will be able to offload their waste textiles, including clothing and linens (anything not Op-Shop worthy) at the Centre.  This waste is collected, diverted from land fill and is turned into recycled fibres for the manufacture of new clothing.    To understand why we’re keen to support the UPPAREL mission, read here.

KM Book Exchange

Kardinya Book Exchange

The KM Book Exchange is located just near our front door entry, and is our way of encouraging the sharing and appreciation of second hand books.  Our community friends are welcome to “Take a Book or Leave a Book” from our colourful little library.  Visit anytime of day or evening.  We have books for every age and interest!

Fair Game Collection Point

We’ve partnered with Fair Game to gather unwanted sports equipment and direct them to children in under-resourced communities across Australia, including First Nations and CALD communities.  Involvement in physical activity is integral to improving health and education outcomes for children in remote communities, and we can help make this happen!

Used items in good, clean & useable condition that can be donated into our Fair Game donation bin include:

AFL footballs, soccer balls, basketballs
Footy boots
Soccer shin pads
Runners/sneakers
Tee ball bats, mitts and balls
Track shoes
Cones
Boxing gloves/focus pads
Dodgeballs
Hula hoops
Large sports bags in good condition (eg. Cricket bags)

Items that can’t be accepted:

Sports clothing and uniforms (except team sets of bibs)
Helmets (baseball, cricket or bike – due to safety reasons)
Golf clubs
Trophies or medals
Hats
Used drink bottles
Large items such as fitness machines, bikes etc.
Backpacks
Any item that is broken, worn out or not suitable for current use eg. old style tennis rackets.

 

Give WRITE Kardinya Collection Point

KMCC is now an official collection point for Give Write – a not-for-profit organisation providing school stationary supplies to children in need across metropolitan and regional WA.   Just pop your donations (eg. pencils, markers, erasers, pencil cases etc.) in our dedicated light blue donation bin in the foyer!