Going out on a limb

What do planting treesFrank Greenprosthetics and marine plastics all have in common?

Well we are so glad you asked.

Apart from the possible plot of the world’s weirdest eco sci-fi cross-over film, it’s actually the basis for 5 for Ryde’s latest fundraising venture.

Please stay with us…

This Sunday 30 July is National Tree Day

Its Australia’s largest community tree-planting event. And in Ryde, its a chance to be with your people in your community.

At Field of Mars from 10am – 12pm this Sunday, plant a tree, have a BBQ and say hi to Jo & Corina from 5 for Ryde.

We’ll be there lending a hand like the other 3.8million people who have planted over 23 million trees since 1996.

Oh and…

We’ll be selling Frank Green cups

First of all. If you have a cup, use the one you have. However, if you’re in the market for a reusable cup, we want it to be something you will treasure. That’s why we love the Aussie innovators at Frank Green.

100% leak proof and you can pick your fave colour combo. Oh, and they are the world’s ‘smartest’ cup thanks to a CafePay chip inside that let’s you tap and pay at participating cafes.

These bad boys are on sale at the RRP, $32 (small) and $35 (large).

We’ll sell them on the day…

to give a hand to those who need one.

Literally.

Did you know 1 in 1,000 people in Australia have experienced loss of a limb?

There’s a crazy-inspiring project that launched on Triple J Hack this week. It’s the brainchild of some brilliant locals who have created an open-source platform to 3D print super gnarly robotic prosthetics that will open up a world of movement and action for amputees.

We’ll donate $10 per sale to RePurpose For Good.

If they raise $15,000, they will be able to take this into school S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) programs so that our kids can take part in 3D-printing and building these high tech prosthetics that will help someone they can actually see using it! Awesome!

It gets better too…

They are made out of marine plastic and e-Waste

That’s right. Beach cleanups for bottle caps and marine plastics can be melted and extruded (3D printed) and up cycled e-waste such as wires and computer motherboards will be used.

So there you have it. 4 good deeds in 1.

 

So give us a hand will you?

An award winning robotics engineer, a biomedical engineer, a sustainability officer, a communications powerhouse and a designer walk into a bar….All lookin’ to use their skills for good and chase their purpose. They all got lucky. Sara, Gerardo, Belinda, Caitlyn & Cyn

Deadset legends, RePurpose For Good

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