- Category: Environment
- Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:44
- Written by Nita Teoh
Green Goodies on offer at the Environment House, Maylands
Note: Since writing the article, the Environment House has now relocated to King William Street, Maylands, near the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary.
Environment House, Maylands
Home of Perth Eco Shop and Sustainability Services
61 Eight Avenue
Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Winter: closes at 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ph: 9271 4488
The Environment House is a shopfront promoting care for the environment and sustainable living and is also home to the Perth EcoShop. It is certainly worth a visit to learn how to live more sustainably and to tread more lightly on our planet. The Environment House is a community association, run by friendly volunteers and with support from sponsors.
The Environment House is located in the suburb of Maylands, approximately 4kms from the Perth CBD. It's very easy to get to by train. From the Perth CBD, catch the train to Maylands train station. Once you get off at Maylands train station, walk approximately half way down the cafe strip on Eight Avenue. Look out for The Environment House on the right hand side.
Whether you just want to browse the EcoShop or learn more about how you can be kinder and respect our environment, there are plenty of resources and products on hand at the Environment House to get you started.
The EcoShop stocks a selection of household products containing ingredients that are less damaging to the environment. These include shampoo, soap, cleaning and general household products. Laundry products such as the Miracle Wash Laundry Balls are free of harmful ingredients such as phosphate and sodium laureth sulphate.
Choose from Enviro Care, Enviro Clean and Enviro Pet products. If you are just getting started for example with the environmentally friendly cleaning products, pay a couple of extra dollars to buy a container, and you can bring the container back for a refill of your product.
The Environment House also stocks a selection of other products. These include Green's scrumptious organic chocolates, Fairtrade coffee, tea and hot chocolate, books, and a selection of natural soaps, essential oils and Tinderbox products which make great gifts.
A range of courses are also on offer by The Environment House including learning how to set up a worm farm, methods of composting, using food scraps and fertilising in your garden. You can also purchase composters such as the Compost Mate and the Eco-Organics Bokashi fermentation bin from The Environment House.
Think you can cut down on energy and water consumption at home but don't know how? The Environment House offers a free service to your home to audit your energy and water consumption and to recommend how you can reduce your consumption.
The Environment House also offers a mail order service if you find it difficult or too far away to drop in.
Or perhaps you would like to do your bit and be a volunteer. There are plenty of different ways that you can be a volunteer at The Environment House including helping to man the EcoShop and tending to the vegie patch out back of the shop.
How to get there
Catch the train to Maylands station. Walk down the Eight Avenue cafe strip. it's on your right about half way down before you reach Guildford Road.
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