The rain did not stop Recycling at NTRA and Northbridge Oval on Sunday, November 5th.
What a morning, so many in the sports community around Northbridge FC and the Northern Suburbs Football turned out with umbrellas to re-cycle the largest amount of sports gear ever to be donated.
With the help of some aspiring youth ambassadors including Rose Pengelly at NTRA and at Northbridge Oval helpers Harvey and Fraser from Lane Cove with their mum Sharyn, and club secretary Julie.
Between the two locations they sorted through 30 large bags of clothing, 6 boxes of boots and 20 small bags of donations. With the support of The Coal Loader at Waverton, we were able to gift all families a native plant to take home and put in their garden to increase our carbon storage systems across the Northshore.
Australia has the second largest landfill of fashion and garments by population in the world, second to the USA. This project which is part of The Sustainable Sports Program aims to recycle and reuse sporting gear that still has a second life in it, and by doing so, reduce our fashion landfill.
Thanks to all families who donated and recycled sports gear on the weekend which will go to the Indigenous Mental Health and Wellness programs run across rural NSW and the NT over December 23– January 24, as well as the Redfern Sports Program for youth.
Many thanks to Board Member Hilary Bingham as well as driving forces behind the event Liz Courtney and Linda Curtis, Co-Founders of the Sustainable Sports Program 2019