Reduce, Reuse – and Scavenge!

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Creek Scavenge Naomi and Leilani Davis Recycle Sustainable Living Festvial

Help give Coffs Creek – one of the city’s best-loved spaces – a massive clean-up as part of this year’s Sustainable Living Festival on Saturday, November 18.

The popular Seaside Scavenge crew will be at the Festival at Coffs Harbour Showground from 9am – 1pm coordinating the clean-up.

The Scavenge turns litter into ‘currency’ to ‘buy’ pre-loved toys, clothes and other goods. Scavenge participants are rewarded with a token for every 10 pieces of litter they collect, which they can then spend in the pop-up seaside market.

“So now is the time to clear out your wardrobes, garage, shed or car. Then drop any no-longer-needed clothes, games, toys, books and other items in good condition down to the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre in Earl Street between 9am and 4pm,” said Andrew Davis, Council’s Sustainable Living and Community Programmes Coordinator.

“Not only will everyone who takes part be helping clean up our beloved Coffs Creek, but we will all be helping to reduce, reuse and recycle!”

Renowned Indigenous band OKA will be headlining the Festival, performing on the solar-powered main stage.

The kids will be kept busy all day in the kids’ craft and recycled adventure play space, complete with fairy garden and ocean-themed cardboard cubby kingdom.

There will also be sustainability walks and talks including the ‘You can ask that’ pop up where the important questions about where your coffee cup lid goes can be answered by local waste experts.

So come along with a picnic or enjoy the diverse and delicious local food on offer and take part in a fun filled day of activities. It all kicks off at 9am with Yoga on the Green.

Entry to the Festival is via gold coin donation which covers all the activities and events on the day. There is plenty of onsite parking available or park and stroll from the Castle Street carpark.

For more info on the Festival and Scavenge, go to

Pictured are Naomi and Leilani Davis who gave the Creek a little clean-up ahead of the Festival!

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