You may have noticed that the world is in a bit of strife. Between now and 2040 humans will consume as much as we have since we first stood on two legs, we are using nature’s resources 1.75 times faster than the planet’s ecosystems can regenerate them and Australians are producing 67 million tonnes of waste each year!
All sounds like a bit of a downer, right? Well, the good news is that there is a simple, fun and cheap way to do your bit to turn this doom and gloom story around. By putting secondhand first, we can reduce the amount of resources needed to make the new stuff and stop the old stuff going to landfill. And a handy way to do this? Get the whole country to host a garage sale on the same weekend as part of the national Garage Sale Trail!
Make some extra $$ by putting your secondhand goods up for sale, feel lighter by decluttering the stuff that no longer sparks joy and up your karma points by minimising the sheer amount of new stuff that exists on the planet.
This year’s Garage Sale Trail is set to be the biggest yet with 400,000 Aussies projected to take part as sellers and shoppers at over 18,000 garage sale events to be held across the country with upwards of 3 million kilos of stuff to be diverted from landfill!
Now in its ninth year, the multi award-winning national initiative seeks to educate Australians on the importance of reuse and the need to take individual responsibility for the impact of our consumption habits whilst building stronger, more connected and resilient communities.
So, what are you waiting for? Get involved with your community, do your bit for the planet and lighten your load by putting your sale on the trail now at garagesaletrail.com.au. Registration is free and the first 1,250 sellers to register before 10 September will receive a free seller pack with posters, price tags and more so you can #makeitrain.