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Bower Reuse and Repair Centres

Environmental Education


Bower is an environmental charity dedicated to championing re-use and repair, living sustainably and tackling the mounting waste crisis.

Community education is key. Both in changing our attitude and ideas about what is ‘junk’, and in giving us the knowledge and skills to re-imagine, re-use, re-purpose and repair the everyday items which are central to our 21st century way of life.

Help us raise $15,000 by Christmas.

Donate now to expand our community education opportunities in 2021, and to initiate our new schools education program – to change the community’s attitude and ability to repair and re-use, and help create a better world. 

Over the years Bower has developed into a thriving community education hub, running courses and workshops 7 days a week across multiple locations, for thousands of people per year.

We recently won the Community Educator or the Year Award 2020 from the Australian Association for Environmental Education. 

“These Awards promote and recognise individuals, organisations and programs in NSW that have provided leadership and inspiration to others while contributing to quality environmental.”

The judges particularly noted our “exceptional leadership and innovation, and your broad contribution to bringing the repair and reuse mindset back to the community.”

Pioneering practical environmental education
Bower has been at the forefront of practical education in re-use, repair and sustainable living for over 20 years. In 2014, at Bower we introduced the community Repair Café to Australia – a place where non-repairers meet and learn (free of charge) how to fix their everyday household objects from skilled repairers.

Since them we have opened new workshop spaces in Zetland, Redfern and Parramatta, and in 2020 (thanks to the covid-19 pandemic) we expanded into the online space, allowing anyone to participate in a Bower workshop, wherever they are, anywhere in the world.

The next generation
With your gift, we will launch a new ‘Re-imagine’ Schools program in 2021, to work with the next generation. Young people, engaged in climate strikes and beach clean-ups, are more attuned than ever to the environmental problems they are set to inherit from past generations. Bower’s Re-imagine program will give students practical tools and skills to imagine a world where we value our resources, limit waste and revive the art of repair and reuse.   Donate today to make this vision a reality.


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Contact Details

34 / 142 Addison Road

(02) 9568 6280

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Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.