Explore diy

13 Sep 2021

Sustainable House Day

beginning on 21 September, as well as a program of free online events on 17th October. You can view our full program on our website now.

01 Jul 2021

Cook Along with @ZeroWasteChef, Anne Marie Bonneau

Please remind your residents to register for this hands on session , where they will make fried rice using ingredients they already have at home.

30 Jun 2021

Tea Blending with Monica Naples presented by living Smart

Learn which plants to grow in your garden to add to your daily cuppa or craft your very own herbal tisane. Take a stroll with Monica through her own tea garden and demonstrates the art of tea blending.

22 Apr 2021

How to have a fashion revolution at home

Have you ever wondered where your clothes were made? Or who might have made them? Sometimes it’s hard to picture the kind of conditions our clothes were made in when they’re presented as pretty items in store and online, but unfortunately the fashion industry has an ugly side.

21 Apr 2021

Make your own bone broth or vegetable stock

Heralded from a time when meat consumption was typically low and nothing went to waste, bone broths utilise animal waste products (think: bones, cartilage and feet) to create a frugal yet nourishing dietary addition.

18 Mar 2021

World's Biggest Garage Sale (Bite sized)

The World’s Biggest Garage Sale “Bite-Sized” Open Day will pack enough punch to satisfy even the biggest bargain hunters! If you’ve been to our events in the past, please note this isn’t one of them, it’s a delicious bite of evolved capabilities in Australia’s first Circular Economy Precinct.

17 Mar 2021

Gardening Tips for Autumn 2021

April and May are prime planting times for our autumn and winter crops. We only have short seasons during autumn and winter (June/July) so it’s best to make the most of them.

17 Feb 2021

First New article in forestry

here is some markdown content

17 Feb 2021

An eclectic ‘second-hand house’ in the Sunshine Coast hinterland

Concerned about the disastrous effects a “throwaway society” has on the environment and humanity, they built a “second-hand house”, where all materials and furnishings were recycled, from the biggest of walls to the smallest of light fittings.

01 Feb 2021

Join the movement: Healthy Sunshine Coast is back for 2021!

One of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular fitness and wellness programs for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from is back and just in time for people to tackle their New Year’s resolutions for 2021.

22 Dec 2020

Christmas Settings - Paper Chains

Christmas decorations can be as easy as stapling pretty-coloured paper into chains. This is a great activity to do with your family and stored properly, will last for years.

02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is also the time of the greatest waste. Food goes uneaten, wrapping goes to landfill, unwanted gifts end up at charity.

02 Dec 2020

NightQuarter Workshops

Dont waste money on expensive Christmas presents and decorations. At these workshops you’ll discover ways to save money and have some fun at the same time.

02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas - DIY decorating

Make a foraged Christmas Centrepiece or Wreath – Workshop 20th December Join Living Smart at the NightQuarter Repair Lab for our Inspired by Nature – Foraged Christmas Centrepiece or Wreath Workshop on December 20.

02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas: Ditch the wrapping

Join a workshop, check out our videos or get creative with some of our ideas below for a plastic-free, waste-free Christmas. Craft cards, ornaments and gift tags workshop – December 13th  Join Living Smart at the NightQuarter Repair Lab for our Handcrafted Christmas: Gift Cards, Ornaments and Gift Tags workshop.

01 Dec 2020

True cost of Christmas

Commit to buying at least one thing second hand this Christmas and make a pledge through the #OneSecond campaign.  Together we can make a real and actionable difference to create new circular and sustainable Christmas traditions.

06 Nov 2020

RepairLab Workshop series

The NightQuarter RepairLab has a mission to empower the community to participate in the circular economy. The space provides opportunities for the community to meet with skilled local makers, artisans and craftspeople to repair and reuse furniture, clothes, jewellery, bicycles and more.

05 Nov 2020

Recycle right Sunshine Coast

In the kitchen In this video, you’ll learn: Should you rinse your recycling? How to recycle meat trays What to do with soft plastics you can scrunch up with your hand?

25 Aug 2020

Plant a self-assessable verge garden

The road verge is the area of land between your property boundary and the road. The typical road verge within our region consists of grass, footpath and a council provided street tree.

12 Aug 2020

SPRUNGG delivers world-class sustainable change accelerator for businesses

SPRUNGG is designed to meet the need for affordable, practical learning and development for businesses, community groups and not-for-profits striving to create more sustainable, resilient business models.

01 Jul 2020

MODERN CLOTH NAPPIES with Vashti Wadwell and Kelly Lavery

13 July web page live with video 15 July video goes live Facebook!

01 Jul 2020

Cloth Nappies 101: eco-friendly alternatives to disposables

Dirty nappies are a major contributor to waste dumped in public places. Nappies are also of the top contaminants that are mistakenly plastic in yellow lidded recycling bins here on the Sunshine Coast.

28 May 2020

Daily bread: the local artisan bakers nourishing us from the inside

Recent discoveries indicate First Nations Australians were turning seeds into flour for breadmaking over 36,000 years ago. The origins of leavened bread (using a raising agent) are uncertain but it is thought that sourdough, one of the oldest forms of leavened bread, dates back to the Middle East around 8000 BC!

A local government partnership initiative