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

What's in the box this week?
This week our veg boxes are packed full of Spring seasonal vegetables
REGULAR VEG
Banana stem
Oak Lettuce
Kale
Broccoli or Pumpkin
Cauliflower OR Snow Pea
Coriander
Potato
Onion... https://t.co/gWYPOqaac2

What's in the box this week?
REGULAR VEG
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Bok Choy
Oak Lettuce
Parsley
Potato
Onions
Dill
Rainbow Chard
Turnip (butter)
Kohlrabi

SMALL VEG
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Bok Choy
Oak Lettuce
Parsley... https://t.co/AQP81bgONC

What a morning! A huge thank you to everyone who made it to the local World Clean Up Day event. Over 200 participants registered and we picked up a whopping 246kg of rubbish!!

Including:
22 plastic knives,... https://t.co/WLm2NczBoy

Weekly veg boxes available

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