CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: The ladies at the Creative Recycling Centre have started their first project as an attempt at Australia’s largest recycled rug.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: The ladies at the Creative Recycling Centre have started their first project as an attempt at Australia’s largest recycled rug. Mike Richards

Eco warriors set to make Gladstone green

THE Creative Recycling Centre is coming up with creative new ways to make our town more eco friendly.

An 18-month process has resulted in five women getting together to birth the idea that Gladstone can be a connected community, working harmoniously to embrace and action changes for the present and future generations.

Coordinator Tracey Smith is accompanied by sister Lisa Smith, Cindi Bush, Teresa Wilkie, Kay Longden and environmental consultant Franca De Luca.

Tracey said their initial consults this month were all about letting people know who they were.

"We've created an informal collative committee for like-minded people," she said.

The new group has the support of the council and Rotary Midday, and plans to release plans later this month at the launch of EcoFest.

The centre doesn't have a physical space yet because they're taking a staged approach to building the arts-based recycling centre.

The centre will provide an all-inclusive space for the exchange of environmental ideas, including, but not limited to, schools and community education, a waste minimisation station and a borrowing library resource section.

You can become involved as a sponsor, a partnership, an artist, business owner, a volunteer or individual, with the team adopting the approach of 'the more the merrier'.

Visit www.creativerecyclingcentre.com.



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