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  • Service Week 2020 - TUESDAY | SCENE

    During Community Service Week we visited some of Scene's community, environment and design network. Also other local businesses and organisations with similar goals. THURSDAY LIDS4KIDS rescues plastic lids from landfill and repurposes them into products to benefit kids. Recently founder Tim Miller won Australian Hero Award in November 2020. LILY Being able to visit Lids4Kids was a wonderful experience and learning about what they do made me realise that there are many charities and programs fighting the war on waste. SIENNA Tim from Lids4Kids was doing an amazing job rescuing and recycling plastic lids, all done inside his own home. I learnt that lids are too small to be recycled and are actually sent to landfill if put in the yellow bin, and what Tim’s charity does to prevent this. LIDS4KIDS rescues plastic lids from landfill and repurposes them into products to benefit kids. Recently founder Tim Miller won Australian Hero Award in November 2020. SIENNA Previous to visiting the development of Ginninderry, I was unaware that it was a sustainable village. I learnt about the team and what they were doing to be sustainable. We also had a go at melting some plastic and creating plates from recycled lids. LILY Visiting Ginninderry was a unique experience as it was one of the first fully sustainable suburb (?) area, which fully aimed towards attaining its goal of power saving. Wednesday was mid-week break THURSDAY...

  • PlastiSCENE | SCENE

    PILOT PROGRAM ​ Upon registration you will receive the Creation Kit which includes info & materials. Participant Registration Form First Name Last Name Email Phone About You I'm over 18 or I'm over 18 and supervising persons under 18 Next

  • Programs | SCENE

    ​ ​ Decorated used furniture & décor inspired by Indigenous Australian design. ​ ​ ​ Personalised spaces for people undertaking medium to long-term residential therapy. ​ ​ ​ ​ Program for public housing tenants. ​ ​ ​ ​ Through care program - details coming soon. ​ ​ ​

  • Project Gallery: STEPS | SCENE

    STEPS ​ STEPS is a residential youth care facility with the majority of funding going towards care services. The shared and personal spaces needed some upbeat updating. More work with STEPS in 2021. Décor courtesy of The Green Shed. before & after slider - Client Bedroom image only - Client Bedroom image only - Client Bedroom 'Love Me or Leaf Me" RePsyched! Workshop image only - Client Bedroom 'Picture This" RePsyched! Workshop ​ return to Project Gallery ​ ​ ​ before & after slider - Shared Areas

  • Project Gallery: Yeddung Mura 3 | SCENE

    Yeddung Mura before & after slider - Body Health Room image only - Body Health Room before & after slider - Mind Health Room image only - Mind Health Room image only - Mind Health Room before & after slider - Laundry & Main Bathroom image only - Main Bathroom image only - Toilet & Small Bathroom more... or return to Project Gallery ​ ​ ​

  • Skills | SCENE

    THIS PAGE WORKSHOPS, SKILLS and SPECIALTY PROGRAMS ​ ​ ​ In coming months visitors will be able to access where to learn and practice skills needed for décor and improvements plus self-help tools such as hints & tips, videos, online and downloadable resources. ​ For professionals and experienced persons, you'll be able to register here to help with projects, demonstrate skills, supervise programs and more. ​ It'll also be a space for anyone wanting to share their own DIY projects or décor & design hacks. ​ ​ Welcome To The Skills Hub DECOR WORKSHOPS RePsyched! is the quick, easy, low-cost techniques used in SCENE community improvement projects and programs but taught as workshops in a studio setting. RePsyched! Studio in the Mitchell Green Shed learn more... SCI STEP (pronounced Sky Step) combines community improvement projects with skills programs. A flexible, inclusive, self-paced program designed around each individuals interests allowing participants to focus and fine tune skill-sets. Graduation from the SCI STEP program see's individuals enter the social enterprise employment stage. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ learn more... Specialty Programs ​ As SCENE undertakes community improvement projects it identifies the differing circumstances in the community sector. Custom programs are developed to address their unique needs. ​ learn more...

  • Service Week 2020 - TUESDAY | SCENE

    During Community Service Week we visited some of Scene's community, environment and design network. Also other local businesses and organisations with similar goals. THURSDAY GREEN SHED UNDERGROUND is Canberra's largest clothing op-shop and the 2nd inner city Green Shed store. The fabulous Alice was our tour guide. IKEA is the worlds largest furniture retailer. Darrel explained ground breaking lengths Ikea goes to for sustainability, beneficial community programs & internal staff support culture. Ikea Canberra even have bees as part of an environmental warning system. Just one of the 100's of sustainable measures Ikea undertakes is replacing timber shipping pallets with cardboard. Lily Before visiting Ikea, I had no idea that they had so many sustainability projects and guidelines. SIENNA I was also unaware of all that Ikea was doing to be a sustainable company. Their sustainability practices amazed me as I had no idea of the things they were doing (e.g., keeping bees, monitoring resource use, recycling almost all materials etc). BUNNINGS Bunning's assists, engages & educates the public. Sue has been forming community relationships for 9 years. At the moment there's an initiative for women and girls in need. SIENNA We learnt about how Bunnings helps the community and aims to be sustainable. They lend out materials to communities in need as part of charity work, which I was unaware of. LILY I found it admirable how Bunnings helped so much with the local community and charities. SNOW FOUNDATION Founded by brothers Terry & George Snow to benefit disadvantaged individuals and organisations. They've put $100 million dollars into supporting the community in the last 30 years. *Unfortunately we couldn't physically visit this time. SURPRISE EVENT !!! Scene was waiting for an opportunity to present a plastic recycling idea to Jo Clay MP of the ACT Green Party. That opportunity came in the middle of Community Service Week. Lydia the Lid Eater has kindly been given a temporary home with Dennis and Kathryn at National Mailing and Marketing . Scene owns the largest plastic granulator in the region and has been working on a circular economy proposal that also incorporates education & community inclusion. There was also a visit to the potential PlastiScene site which will house Scene's plastic workshops, programs and enterprises. Tim from Lids4Kids drove us around in a 1959 FC Holden for the afternoon. LILY It was a good experience to listen to the Pretty Poly Presentation as I found the ideas presented to be innovative and interesting. SIENNA It was a great opportunity being able to help Candice present her proposal to local MP Jo Clay. We got to see first-hand what SCENE does to help the community, and the ideas proposed which will help the environment in the future. NATIONAL MAILING and MARKETING NMM are an amazing example of a local business that extends itself throughout the community in so many areas to provide care and support. Some of the environment and community minded things are; - Collecting toys & bikes for charity - Care bags for children in crisis - Saving carpet tiles from landfill and giving them to charities - Many recycling endeavors - Supporting small organisations with things like item collection & storage plus donations. SIENNA The staff informed us on how they were sustainable as a company and discussed sustainability in Canberra and how the next generation will have to step up to help the environment, creating new innovative ideas. I was impressed with the many ways NMM helps the community. LILY The National Mailing and Marketing company was very good to visit, as I learnt about how they helped the local community (e.g., the childcare packages). SNOW FOUNDATION Founded by brothers Terry & George Snow to benefit disadvantaged individuals and organisations. They've put $100 million dollars into supporting the community in the last 30 years. *Unfortunately we couldn't physically visit this time. THURSDAY...

  • SCI STEP | SCENE

    ​ ​ Flexible, inclusive learning. Community projects are the perfect environment to learn skills for people who have barriers to main-stream education. ​ Barriers may include personal circumstances or family obligations. Mental, emotional or medical issues. Language and culture obstacles. ​ SCI STEP offers self-paced, personalised learning. ​ ​ There's a broad range of skills like painting and assembling furniture, or creative endeavours such as décor and artwork. Digital based activities like 3D modelling, project planning and administration. Plus simple repetitive tasks often suiting those with emotional issues or special needs. Participants also having the option of suggestion relevant skills and activities. When a skill-sets are at a proficient level SCENE aims to embark on a social enterprise 'Service by SCENE'. A soft, safe transition into employment. ​ learn more...

  • Project Gallery

    PROJECT GALLERY swipe slider to reveal After image tap right-top corner for Full Screen ​ Yeddung Mura Aboriginal Services go to the Yeddung Mura gallery... STEPS Youth Services go to the STEPS gallery... Zero Dollar Make-Over go to the Zero gallery... NEXT PROJECT ADDED FRIDAY 8 JANUARY 2021

  • RePsyched! Workshops | SCENE

    for information & bookings click the workshop icons GO TO FREE HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS ...

  • Plasticus Botanica | SCENE

    EXCITING COMMUNITY DESIGN CHALLENGE COMING SOON! ​ Don't miss out on Updates. ​ Submit JOIN THE PILOT