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Putting second-hand first

A 1970s inspired lounge room is set to pop up around Canberra this month to highlight the importance of putting second-hand first and encouraging people to sign up to this year’s Garage Sale Trail on 19-20 October.

ACT designer Candice Addicoat created the 1970s inspired lounge made entirely from second-hand finds donated by The Green Shed.

The lounge will be visiting the #WodenExperiment at Woden Town Square on Friday 11 October 11am and will also visit the Alinga Street Light Rail Stop (14 October) and City Walk/ Garema Place (15 October).

According to Garage Trail Sale co-founder, Andrew Valder, the aim of the Garage Sale Trail is “to make sustainability fun and social”.

“To spread the idea that, ultimately, we are the ones responsible for the waste we create and for the impact we make on the planet both locally and globally. Garage Sale Trail hopes to show people that small actions, done at a scale, can make an important impact and by getting involved with your community, you can amplify the difference made.”

Last year, over 10,000 Canberrans participated in Garage Sale Trail, with over 150 tonnes of items reused. This year’s event is on the weekend of 19-20 October and Canberrans are being encouraged to host a sale or shop the Trail with any unsold items being donated to Givit.

For those looking for a unique find, the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden’s sale will feature items from the iconic Golden Grille – the location of countless birthday parties and family celebrations – which was refurbished last year.

For more information or to register, visit garagesaletrail.com.au

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