2014 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITIES
Garage Sale Trail – Garage Sale Trail Foundation, NSW
Garage Sale Trail is a national grass roots waste education program and champion of the REUSE movement.
Launched in 2010 in Bondi Beach the program has grown exponentially and is today supported by 140 Councils, 7 State and Territory Governments and the Federal Government.
The Garage Sale Trail is enabled by a technology framework and community awareness campaign that encourages Australian households, community groups, charities, schools and local organisations to get involved and register for one big day of garage sales nationally. This year that day is Saturday October 25, 2014.
Since its inception Garage Sale Trail has facilitated the redistribution of 1.5-million number of items, enabled 950,000 community connections, generated $4million in fundraising and audited media reach of 650-million. The Garage Sale Trail message is one of REUSE, waste minimization and community. We believe that sustainability is best when it’s fun and social and when it starts in your own backyard.Garage Sale Trail Foundation has received funding to launch in the UK in 2015.