Monday, October 5, 2015

community clothes swap

We'll be celebrating National Recycling Week again this year with our annual community Clothes Swap at the Cultural Centre on Saturday November 7 between 9am and 1pm.

Held simultaneously with the Cultural Foundation's Bookfest, another great recycling event, the Clothes Swap includes women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. 

If you bring along some clothes, shoes or accessories to participate, then it's free to swap, or otherwise, only a gold coin donation to buy.

Upcycled bags will be available to purchase, and there'll be displays and demonstrations of some great upcycled textile ideas. 

Clothes Swaps promote the perks of reuse and recycling and are great for the environment, but they’re also a fun and interactive way to refresh your wardrobes and cleanse your collections for free, making it a budget-friendly alternative to buying new.

Swapping just one suitcase (20kg) of clothes saves enough energy to run a TV non-stop for 1.7 years.

We invite people to participate and bring along a few items to swap, or just come and talk to us and learn more about the broader theme of minimising waste.

As well as the focus on clothes, it's a great opportunity to bring along things which BOSS collects for recycling initiatives, which include

  • mobile phones and accessories for the mobile muster
  • corks and household batteries for recycling
  • old plastic store cards to be upcycled into guitar picks
  • old running shoes for the nike re-use-a-shoe campaign, and
  • bras and swimmers for project uplift
  • household batteries
  • fabric for bags and other crafts, including tablecloths, curtains and sheets,

We’ll also have information there on recent innovations in recycling, including toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, and other cleaning and beauty product packaging, soft plastics and ewaste.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

our new committee

our recent AGM elected a new committee with
  • President           Chris Bowman
  • Vice President    Barb Williams
  • Secretary          Julie Jackson
  • Treasurer          Alison Hosken
thank you to our outgoing executive members, JTax Accounting who audited our accounts, and our subcommittee chairs who provided reports outlining our efforts of the last year.

we look forward to a new year with some meaningful and fun projects and events.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

BOSS AGM and general meetings

members and friends are invited to our AGM and general meeting. we aim to plant a couple of trees and have some afternoon tea prior to our meeting.
the meeting will be held in the activities room at the Boonah primary school, and will start at 3pm on sunday august 16. 

please consider a position on the executive or maybe as a committee member.

please arrive around 2pm and bring a plate to share. we'll have tea and coffee available. 
RSVPs would be appreciated.

remember our meetings are now held monthly on the third sunday. all the dates are listed online for 2015 on our calendar of events.

we would love to see some new (and old) faces. everyone is welcome.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

the program

Official Opening 9.30am

Live Entertainment 10am - 4pm


Raw Food 11am

Bag Making 10.30am and 12.30pm

Sauerkraut 12.15pm

Sourdough 1.15pm

Guitar Pick Punching 2pm

Spinning 10am – 3pm


Native Wildlife 10.30am and 1.30pm

Junkyard Dogs Upcycled Marching Band
Rhythms and Parade 11.15am – 12noon

Cute Corky Companions 12.15pm – 2.15pm

African Drumming 1pm


this year's stallholders

We welcome this year's stallholders:

BOSS Food Stall

BOSS Plant Stall and Permaculture Display

Green Bean Buggy - Coffee On Wheels 


Fassifern Gymnastics Club BBQ and Facepainting

Turkish Gozlemes

Kirabatis Handicrafts

Fassifern Boy Scouts

Days for Girls

Boonah Girl Guides

Scenic Rim Hydrotherapy Pool

Hunni Candles

Sunshine Healing Haven

Doterra Essential Oils

Farmers Fresh Choice


Denise Summers

Pinkle and Co

Eagle Originals

Peak Organics

Scenic Roots Organic Produce

Greenlee Farm Macadamias and Honey

Liz Hans Healing Crystals

Liz Hans Health Books

Meekz Contemporary Jewellery

Knitting Nannas Against Gas

Dorothy's Salvias

Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Assoc QLD

Tanks A Lot Mate

Nathan’s Natives

Chicken Crossing

Kirri’s Henna Tattoos  

Darryl's Pottery

Jim's Unique Letterboxes

Native Wildlife   

Bill’s Camp Fire Ovens        


Colleen and Pam's Manchester

Sandy's Confectionary

Sunday, May 31, 2015

multi prize raffle

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful supporters, we have some amazing prizes.  
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be drawn at world environment day festival
via  three separate draws at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Here's the growing list of fabulous prizes (in no particular order)

Mt Barney Lodge Two Night Midweek Homestead Heaven Stay valued at $640

Cunningham's Gap, candle holder handmade by Terina Smith
from reclaimed timber and hand turned vitreous china insulators, valued at $580
Maynards Gift Voucher to the value of $100 for bamboo products

90 min Private Yoga Session for two valued at $90 from Yoga with Jo

60 min Relaxation/Remedial Massage valued at $70 from Marina's Massage
45 minute Aromatouch Massage from Trish Mitchell

Dinner for Two to the value of $50 at Wild Grain Restaurant

David Bland Picture Framing $50 Gift Voucher

David Bland Clock Repairs $50 Gift Voucher 

Macadamia Selection from Greenlee Farms

Your Inspiration At Home herb mix from Kate Kovacs

Pinkle and Co handmade Upcycled Coffee Bag Tote Bag

hand painted reclaimed leather ring handmade by Marta Walender 

Scenic Rim Olives Olive Oil x 2

Set of two Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk Glasses

Family pass to the Robotic Dairy Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk valued at $50

Inflatable Solar Lantern from Far Outdoors

20 Native Seedlings of your choice from Trees Land Carbon

Farmers Fresh Choice Bottle of Fermented Hot Chillies

250g bag Montville Coffee Woodford Blend Espresso Ground Coffee
from Green Bean Buggy – Coffee on Wheels

Bag of polished tumbled stones from Liz Hans

Scenic Rim Lavender Gift Pack
$25 voucher from Elite Meats 

$20 Gift Voucher from Poppi's Pantry

Jewellery by Denise Summers

15 metre Garden hose from Boonah Mitre 10

 $15 voucher from Fassifern Quality Butchers

$10 gift voucher from the Story Tree
BOSS Calico Bag

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

the global theme for world environment day 2015

the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. Evidence is building that people are consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide.

many of the earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. by 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we'll need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.

the world environment day theme this year as set by the united nations environment program is therefore "Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume with Care."

living within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future. human prosperity need not cost the earth. living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. it is about knowing that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth.

see how we're celebrating here in Boonah.