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Garage Sale Trail Resources

The Garage Sale Trail  is a national day of simultaneous garage sales that’s about making sustainability fun and creative! By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on the same day, the event aims to enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity,  stimulating local economies, promote the reuse of materials and keep stuff out of landfill.  

This year to support schools taking part in the Garage Sale Trail, we have produced classroom-ready teaching resources to engage students in content learning. These resources cover all year levels, from Early Learning to Year 10 and are mapped to the Australian Curriculum. 

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Planet Ark National Recycling Week Resources

For the last 18 years, Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week has been promoting recycling initiatives and giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage resources responsibly at home, work and school. 
Cool Australia has again collaborated with Planet Ark to create a series of recycling lessons and teaching resources to support students and teachers taking part in National Recycling Week.
Teachers can download lesson plans, Smartboard lessons, digital worksheets and a host of other resources to teach lessons that will last a life time.
Sign up your school, class or green team now for National Recycling Week and the Packaging Covenant Schools Recycle Right Challenge at

Access the National Recycling Week resources

Digital Toolbox

Additional materials in the digital toolbox bring a greater depth and richness to existing learning activities. These include Cool TV, pictures, fact sheets, articles and news that are designed to entertain and inform at every turn. Brilliant for projects, research and further learning.

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