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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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...

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