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Recently I had the opportunity to speak at the National Sustainability Conference for 2020 and addressed the topic of ‘Community & Circular Economy beating at the heart of Sustainable Cities’. My focus was on communicating the vital place that the circular economy model has in our city and country’s future.
Circular Economy, Declutter, Dormant goods, social enterprise, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals
Kinstugi Kintsugi literally means ‘to join with gold’. kin = golden  tsugi = joinery Belonging to the Zen ideals of wabi-sabi, it dates back to the 1300s in Japan when a Japanese Shogon broke his favourite tea bowl and sent it off for repair, only to have it come back
Circular Economy, Declutter, Dormant goods, Resource Recovery, Sustainability
It’s not perfect and it’s ok. Wabi-Sabi emphasizes an acceptance of transience and imperfection. Something we really subscribe to at World’s Biggest Garage Sale. Another Japanese term that is difficult to translate, it can be comforting in a time when many things don’t seem perfect. The timeless wisdom of Japanese
Circular Economy, Declutter, Sustainability
When dealing with and handling dormant goods, as an organisation we’re constantly reflecting on our relationship with resources and ‘stuff’. Our accumulation of new, bright, shiny things, has us a little out whack with nature. Some guiding philosophies around ‘stuff’ that we find helpful and inspiring are 3 Japanese terms –
Circular Economy, Declutter, Dormant goods, Sustainability
I would like to begin this post by acknowledging the Yuggera people, the traditional Custodians of the land on which I’m writing to you from today, and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I also would like to acknowledge that this land holds knowledge and practices
Circular Economy