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Common Thread

Get inspired, make connections and learn about all things sustainability at Common Thread, our free monthly program at Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre.

Bringing together sustainability, the arts, and practical do-it-yourself know-how, Common Thread will connect people who share a common interest in living lightly.

We'd like to see Common Thread be guided or run by the people who take part in it. Expect workshops, networking and ideas sharing.

To get involved in planning or contributing to future Common Thread events please contact Anna Haygreen on 8375 6840 or via email.

Common Thread is having a break over the summer and will kick off again in March 2019.

Our next event

Sustainable Home Design, Building and Renovating - 4 March 2019

Would you like to build a sustainable home or renovate your home to make it more environmentally friendly? In this session, you'll learn about sustainable design and building principles for residential homes, hear from a local who has applied these principles to his own home, and find out how to navigate Council's planning requirements. There will be three short presentations followed by a panel Q&A.

Bookings: via Eventbrite. Bookings are essential and places are limited!

Past events

These are the Common Thread sessions we held in 2018:

  • November - Sustainable Christmas: DIY Natural Christmas Gifts
  • October - Demystifying Solar
  • September - Stay Well with Elderberry: Medicinal herbs
  • August - Saving water in the garden: vertical gardens and wicking beds
  • June - DIY Beeswax Wrap and Jute Scrubber Making
  • May 2018 - All the Buzz about Bees
  • April - Feed your Belly, Not the Bin
  • March - Sustainability Super Session with inspiring case studies from the local area

There have been a wide range of events over the years from composting to community energy, and water sensitive urban design to natural burials. See summary documents below for a detailed overview of the Common Thread Program in past years.