Wednesday, December 25, 2019

2019 repurposed

Please join us as we see out 2019 and welcome in a new decade.

HRN will be joining the Daylesford Community Food Gardeners and Daylesford Repair Café in the Daylesford NYE parade. 

In Hepburn Shire Council's proposed new Local Law No. 2, 2019 it is written:

4.7 Scavenging A person must not, without a permit search through or remove any articles of rubbish, recyclables or items from a Transfer Station or left for collection in a public place.

Council has also stated that no permits will be given, effectively enclosing a local tradition of salvaging that extends well beyond the environmental sector of the shire.

HRN explicitly rejects this proposal, and many of the other proposed paternalistic laws, and with all the other local sustainability groups is calling for Council to review this draft law and update it to be in line with local culture and the times we are living in: climate chaos, ecological breakdown, excess mass consumption, unprecedented waste and normalised pollution ideology.

The theme for our float was going to be Repair Café but in response to council's short-sightedness has been broadened to include the themes of upcycling, recycling, creative frugality, repairing, repurposing and SAVE THE DAYLESFORD TIP FROM BUREAUCRACY AND OH&S MADNESS. 

See this video for more context:

If you'd like to join us in the parade, please join us on Tuesday December 31 at 6pm outside the MS op shop on Duke Street.

Think work overalls, hammers, screwdrivers, frankenbikes, sewing machines, LED lights, bike trailers, spare parts and tool boxes.

Can we fix it? YES WE CAN!

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