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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 us on 8375 6840 or via email.

Our next event

Sustainability Super Session- Preparing for Climate Change - 5 August 2019

A range of speakers will present on various aspects of climate resilience. Learn about local climate projects and find out how you can get ready for changes to our climate.

Topics will include:

  • Climate change along the Marion coastline
  • Engaging communities on climate change
  • Getting your garden ready for climate change
  • Pets and climate change
  • Climate proofing your home
  • Emotional resilience in the climate crisis
  • Mapping hot spots in our urban environment

Speakers will include local 'Climate Ready Champions' supported by the Red Cross and Marion Council environmental staff working on climate resilience initiatives.

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

Past events

  • July 2019 - Native Bees in Your Garden
  • June 2019 - Learn About Kaurna Language
  • May 2019 - Edible Natives and Native Gardening at Home
  • April 2019 - Simplicity, Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency
  • March 2019 - Sustainable Home Design Building and Renovating
  • November 2018 - Sustainable Christmas: DIY Natural Christmas Gifts
  • October 2018 - Demystifying Solar
  • September 2018 - Stay Well with Elderberry: Medicinal herbs
  • August 2018 - Saving Water in the Garden: Vertical Gardens and Wicking Beds
  • June 2018 - DIY Beeswax Wrap and Jute Scrubber Making

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.