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Junkies Magazine

Junkies Magazine

September 2019 Spring

Junkies Magazine is an eco lifestyle magazine, focused on reusing, reducing, rethinking and recycling. Junkies Magazine is for people who have a passion for sustainability, imaginative design.We like to inspire and be inspired by a community of thinkers and to spread important messages about our environmental responsibilities .We aim to be a platform to bring people together , from artists, individuals , mavericks and epicureans.

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1 min.
people & places

Artists and Designers llani Creative llanicreative.com Daylesford Youth Theatre facebook.com/pg/daylesfordyouththeatre Golden Pin Design Award goldenpin.org.tw Deb Weston debwestonmaker.com.au Photographers and Illustrators Matthew Gianoulis Photography matthewgianoulis.com Louisa West Studio louisaweststudio.com.au Mara Ripani villagedreaming.com.au Kyle Barney Photography kylebarneyphotography.com Jason Lau jasonlauphotography.com Kerry Hulm @khulmie Places and Retailers Catherine Farm @catherinefarmglenlyon Munash Organics munash.com.au Blarney Books and Art blarneybooks.com.au Food Cathy Evans @catherinefarmglenlyon Organisations Ballan WinterKnits Wombat Regional Arts Network wombatarts.org Salvos Stores salvosstores.com.au Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group recyclingrevolution.com.au Bureaux bureaux.co.za Hey Hoe Let’s Grow facebook.com/foodisfreelanewayballarat…

1 min.
from the editor

“The future is made of the same stuff as the present.” – Simone Weil Hello fellow Junkies! Hello and welcome to Issue 18! I’m going to start it with the words Restore and Repair, which we need to add to our Rethink, Reuse, Reduce and Recycle mantra. We need to restore the equilibrium, the balance of nature, while we can. We can only do this by repairing the damage we have caused. This is by no means a simple task, but we can work seriously towards this goal with mindful actions every day. We are great and together we can make this happen. In this edition we celebrate communities joining together to enhance their towns with a bit of crafty yarn bombing. We get thrifty and learn how to love our wardrobes and…

1 min.

Dear Selena and the Junkies team, All I can say is that any issue of Junkies is always worth waiting for! My absolute favourite magazine and the ONLY one I ever buy or subscribe to. Cheers, Janice Dear Junkies, I am writing to you (junk mail) from outback of NSW, the deep south of Broken Hill. How did I come to read your booklet you may ask? Well, this is how it happened “accidentally”… Our newsagent throws out excess stock of books and magazines. They are put into the rubbish bin in the back lane for the garbage collection to pick up. As I am an ardent reader I sneak down there very early before the truck arrives to pick out magazines at random to read. I have salvaged 50 or so magazines at a…

4 min.
winterknits: knitting strong communities

Being an anonymous ‘Christmas Fairy’ brings its own rewards, but it’s also an enormous commitment. Lou Callow and Carmel Hunter have been designing and creating woolly decorations and getting up before dawn on the last weekend of November to install their cheerful giant crocheted bows and woollen Christmas decorations in the main streets of Ballan for some years. Yarn bombing isn’t a new idea, but it’s an idea that has a lot of visual appeal and the people who do it are attempting to bring some colour and life to their community. Now the community of small-town Ballan has taken it one step further, using yarn bombing as a tool for community engagement and personal connection with the inaugural launch of ‘WinterKnits 2019’. Ballan is a small town (the population hovers around…

5 min.
junkies news

Global Climate Strike On September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, we joined school students and workers for the biggest ever global #ClimateStrike. By taking time off school and work together around the world, we demanded the attention of our politicians, showing that people everywhere want climate justice and we’re not going away until we get it. We were striking in solidarity for everyone who has already been hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be most impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, coastal and farming communities, and for our future generations. YardPatches The sixth largest country in the world, Australia spreads over a staggering 7.7 million square kilometres. Some of it is conserved, some underpins agricultural industry and some of it belongs to…

1 min.
the makers

Here at Junkies HQ every day we are blown away by the talent and creativity out there. There is just so much inspirational and important work being created that embodies our ethos, and we realised that we can’t do justice to this galaxy of talent in just our regular Junkies editions. So we’ve come up with The Makers edition. This is going to be a first for Junkies, a celebration of makers and creatives everywhere, and a forum to showcase the astonishing diversity of creative talent and sustainable practice in the community. It’s going to be ground-breaking! Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in this exciting new project for December. We had over 100 enquiries from lots of different makers in all areas. It was inspirational to read about…