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Open day at the Clifton Hill Depot

  Yarra city council is one of the leaders, when it come to  sustainability. While the council is at it, they can't get the best from any efforts if the citizens didn't cooperate or willing to learn. There is a lot of learning to be had for us to help our system work more efficiently.  This is an opportunity to understand how council manages their waste and recycling, roads, urban agriculture along with our parks and gardens. We keep thinking of a recycling workshop here, our limited resources haven't left us much more room to educate. If you are keen to learn about what is being done with your stuff in the recycling bin, this is a great opportunity.  Image courtesy:...

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Christmas and Pun!!!and may be some Sangria-Richmond Free Fundraising Event

  It’s that time of the year again! How does Christmas manage to sneak up on us so quickly every year? Don’t worry, we’re getting in kind of early, throwing a little party to get you into the Christmas spirit, just so that you can stroll right up to Christmas, better prepared than anyone you know. There will be homemade delicacies, non alcoholic punch (we cater for all dietary requirements),along with the famous housemade sangria and wine by donation.Take the stress out of your gift shopping by doing so with a glass of sangria in hand.You don't even need to stress about wrapping because our local artists, Ruby MacKinnon and Paul Van Wessam have got you covered! They will illustrate...

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Christmas Soirée

Another year has flown by and we are ready to party for the month of December. We’re dreaming of the endless events that Christmas seems to bring out, so we want to kick off December with a bang. Join us as we celebrate whatever your heart desires – Christmas, life, love, family, beer, equality, cats December 1st from 5-8pm. 64 Bridge rd, Richmond Pop instore for a cheeky wine, a fruity sangria or a delicious punch and let us wow you with our Pookipoiga awesomeness! We will have a couple of local artists doing some quirky individualised designs on your wrapping paper. Get ready for Christmas now! Nine Yaks have also jumped on the bandwagon and are offering a cheeky...

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TOMS Style your Sole & Second birthday for SecondBite

 Dearest Pookipoiga friends! It's our second birthday and we have LOADS to celebrate in September! We sat down with the crew for a pow-wow and decided that instead of a few small events, we should roll it into one big EXTRAVAGANZA of shoe painting, fundraising, love, laughter, food and wine. We have some incredible local artists lined up for painting the shoes. You can check them out here:Christinaray WeetraAnna from Able and GameMaku To get an idea of the shoe painting click here Not only will we be launching the wonderful TOMS Shoes, we will be fundraising for SecondBite to help  fight food waste and feed those who need it most. We have already donated 8000 plus meals through OzHarvest...

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Plastic Free July

It's Plastic Free July, which aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July.  There will be over a million+ people worldwide from 130 countries all making a difference to the world. We at Pookipoiga are pretty passionate about our planet and one of our major ideals is to cut down on plastics, both in store and at home. So we had a bit of pow-wow and made some notes on some of our practices in store and at home. Megan loves her beeswax wraps, which not only look and smell fabulous but last for a year and when you're...

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