One of our wonderful 10 group members, Murray, died during week 5 of the Eco Coffin Project. His death was sudden, unexpected and so very sad for all who knew and loved him. Murray died of a heart attack, at home in the early hours. His partner Jan, who is also a group member of … Continue reading Remembering Murray
Guest speaker: Taylor & Forgie Funeral Directors Our meeting location for week 5 of the Eco Coffin Project was again via zoom. We are in the midst of the global covid-19 pandemic; creating new routines and ways of being. In addition, at a local level, we were all shocked and saddened to hear that one … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: Week 5
Guest speaker: Helen Roberts, end of life guide Helen Roberts was our Guest Speaker this week. Helen does so much in the space of supporting people around death and dying. She is an end-of-life guide, Heartfelt photographer and volunteer palliative care worker. She is physically based in Adelaide, South Australia but her work reaches people … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: Week 4
Creative inspiration Week 3 was about * c r e a t i v e * i n s p i r a t I o n *. Specifically, sharing our ideas for decorating our 5 coffins and making our 5 shrouds and how we are going sourcing materials needed. We met at Riverdell who … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: Week 3
Crematorium & natural burial ground tours We were out and about for site visits for Week 2 of the Eco Coffin Project. With some car-pooling, the 11 of us met at Enfield Memorial Park, run by one of our incredible sponsors, Adelaide Cemeteries Authority. On hand as our knowledgeable tour guides, on a Sunday mind … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: Week 2
Pushing Up Daisies workshop A lot has happened since our last post in November when we launched the Eco Coffin Project at the Sustainable Living Festival and the program was FULLY BOOKED within the hour with a waiting list started. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of Natural Burial as a sustainable … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: Week 1
We are very excited to announce that the GEC will soon be launching a Repair Café for the Gawler community! Repair Cafes provide a free meeting space where community members can work with skilled volunteers to repair items that would otherwise go to waste. Repairs can be made available for items such as furniture, clothing … Continue reading New Gawler Repair Cafe is coming soon!
The Eco Coffin Project was successfully launched at the Sustainable Living Festival on Sunday 27 October, 2019. A good crowd gathered in the Speaker’s Zone at 10:30am to hear the project facilitator, Abby Buckley, give a short presentation explaining the project and the environmental issues. Then the Town of Gawler Mayor, Karen Redman, shared some … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: The launch
A few years ago, I came across the Coffin Club concept and have been inspired ever since to start one up in my community in Gawler, South Australia. What is a Coffin Club? It’s a place where people come together to build and decorate their own coffin. Why would you want to build your own … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: The idea
The Eco Coffin Project is looking for 10 curious people to participate in a 6-week program commencing early in 2020 to explore, inform and create a very personal story of what sustainable death means to each of them. The group will meet weekly in Gawler for a 3-hour session from 9am-12pm with morning tea provided. … Continue reading Eco Coffin Project: The program
Increasingly in Australia more of us strive to make changes to live a sustainable life but what are we doing to ensure we have a sustainable death? What does a sustainable death even mean?
Sun 27 Oct - hold the date - Gawler Environment Centre is proud to present the Sustainable Living Festival again in 2019! The Festival will feature exciting guest presenters, including foodie Simon Bryant from Dirty Depot and the Cook and the Chef, Almost zero eco-blogger Niki Wallace, beekeeper extraordinaire Mademoiselle Bee, plus a range of … Continue reading Sustainable Living Festival: Sun 27 Oct 2019