The Problem

When we throw something in the bin or leave furniture on the street, it is ‘out of sight and out of mind’, but its not really out of our lives. In Sydney, we dump 2 million tonnes of ‘rubbish’ into landfill each year, causing pollution, drinking water damage and large greenhouse gas emissions. We are paying a huge price in damage to our health and damage to our environment.

Be part of the solution!

Please help ‘save Sydney from waste’ today. The Bower helps give the community the skills and resources to live more sustainable, less wasteful lives. Based in Marrickville and Redfern, the Bower is dedicated to diverting ‘waste’ from landfill across Sydney through the salvage, repair and resale of goods, through education and through leading cultural change. Our workshops help tackle our dominant ‘disposable’ culture, head on and offer an alternative – a culture involving reviving, restoring, repairing, recycling, re-using and re-homing rather than ‘throwing away.

Your donation today will support

  • Australia’s first ‘Repair Café – a collaborative community space to revive the lost art of repair – household items, bicycles, electrical goods, you name it.
  • Community and children’s workshops to teach practical fun ways to revive objects and reduce waste.
  • the repair and ‘re-homing’ of furniture and goods to low income earners and disadvantaged.

Become a ‘Bower-bird’ regular giver

Become a monthly regular giver from just $5.00 a month and support long term positive solutions to Sydney’s landfill and waste crisis. Join today for a free gift and save Sydney! – Are donations tax deductible? Yes Will I receive a receipt for my donation? Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.