The Illawarra grew out of the development of mining and manufacturing, particularly coal and steel. These industries created jobs. They also had big environmental impacts.

Today, these industries are shedding jobs and the region has one of the highest unemployment rates in Australia. This makes life harder, and it affects some groups more than others. Wollongong has a big refugee population, and only 31% of refugees have a job 5 years after resettlement. In Port Kembla and Warrawong, where we’re based, youth unemployment sits at 22 to 36%.

Last year, Green Connect...

  • <p>Kept <strong>2,653 tonnes of waste</strong> out of landfill</p>

    Kept 2,653 tonnes of waste out of landfill

  • <p>Grew and distributed <strong>20,628kg of chemical free food</strong></p>

    Grew and distributed 20,628kg of chemical free food

  • <p>Employed <strong>106 former refugees and young people</strong></p>

    Employed 106 former refugees and young people

Calling all foodies!

If you're heading to this event tomorrow night, stop by and say hi to our Farm Manager, Cal. He'd love to chat about what we're doing at the Green Connect farm. https://t.co/roMvN7RpzT

2 large (10kg) Pork packs still available.
Hurry, hurry. Last pick up day is tomorrow! Order and pay here https://t.co/EV0cDduwr8 https://t.co/EV0cDduwr8

What's in the box this week?
Plenty of great seasonal fruit and veg. Don't forget to share your creations, we LOVE seeing them!

Awesome video from the World Clean Up Day a couple of weeks ago, (Spot the Green Connect T-shirt on one of the bike riders). It was truly an amazing day, and it was so great to get the community together. #worldcleanupday #letsdothis... https://t.co/vIkkhTnaYK

Weekly veg boxes available

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