Big change grows from many actions!!

This festival and all it represents has been designed to educate, showcase, support and actively engage the community on all things sustainable living and the many different ways we can do better.

Re:New pays reference to the new age  - and is 'regarding' the new - a new way to eat, dress, package and live. 

Kick-starting Plastic Free July, the event will launch on Saturday 29 June, it will run through until Saturday, July 6, incorporating a range of activities, workshops, arts/crafts, markets, suitcase rummage, fashion or should we say, TRASHion show and runway, beach clean-ups and much more... 

An event of this size or scale doesn't come together without some pretty incredible people - meet them below:


Beauty and the Brains. 

Environmentalist, presenter and one of Australia’s top plus-size models, Wells boasts degrees in both Biology and Law, qualifications in Environmental management systems and currently studying a Diploma of Paramedical Science.


Well’s passion for the environment, love for the ocean and interest in facilitating climate change action has led her to become a major player in the war on waste and drawing attention to the impact it's having on our planet. 


Laura Wells


Every year an estimated 500 billion disposable cups are thrown away worldwide after a single use! That’s 1 million cups an hour and the number is growing. Over 1.2 billion disposable coffee cups are used each year in Australia, 90% of which end up in landfill or littering the streets.


Green Caffeen was born to make a difference! 2 Dad's frustrated by the Bring Your Own Cup Concept knew there had to be a better, more convenient way... We've set ourselves a realistic target to Save 1 Million Disposable Coffee Cups from entering Landfill...


Green Caffeen


Get Dressed Hire is one of Australia’s leading luxury designer dress rental destinations, and the only one of its kind in the Wollongong region!

Think of us as your new best friend; one that lets you borrow endless dresses for every occasion and and helps you feel a million dollars.

Established in 2013 and quickly growing to become a go-to destination for your designer dress needs, both locally and interstate, Get Dressed Hire prides itself on outstanding customer service and quality dresses.


Get Dressed Hire

Passion, desire and the drive to clean up the South Coast.

Two Mum's who are giving everything they have to educate, inspire and leading the charge to get people cleaning up our 'backyard' - and how fortunate are we to be surrounded by oceans and waterways that are currently clogged with things that don't belong. 

Plastic Free Kiama

Led by Shell Cove's own, Christine Bernisconi, Oceans in Focus' mission is to monitor and document our oceans and seas most threatened areas; initiate education programs, raise awareness and inform the global public; share our oceans with photography and film, through exhibitions and publications; sustain motivation and empower at a personal level; inspire global change and action within our children and young people; organise eco-expeditions, virtual classrooms, and educational seminars and negotiate with local communities to implement sustainable eco-tourism.

Oceans in Focus

A Shell Cove led initiave, the Two Week Red Bin Challenge is a simple - and effective - approach to 'practical environmentalism' that people can use in their homes and daily lives. The videos, posts and ideas aim to make easy and lasting changes to reduce volumes to landfill, improve recycling habits and knowledge and help the community drive to a smaller environmental footprint.

Motivated by a desire to make information easily available to the public to enable informed choices and ideas. They are average day people providing simple suggestions through research and experience and documenting and sharing their own plastic-free journey. 

Two week Red Bin Challenge

Shane co-owns and operates the Illawarra’s longest running comedy business,  founded Wollongong’s biggest annual clothes swap, runs an event management & production company, volunteers at a huge range of community events, trains and mentors aspiring female stand up comedians, belly dances, drums, even has a chainsaw license.  A Shane of all trades.  

Lady Moon Productions

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