About the Project

The Re-Cyc-Ology Project, founded by Simon Cherriman and Gillian Basnett in 2012, is an environmental education workshop inspired by the loss of wildlife habitat (particularly tree-hollows), and the growing amount of human waste (landfill) entering our ecosystems. The project title combines the dictionary definitions of three simple words:

     recycle |rēˈsīkəl|
     verb [ trans. ]
     convert (waste) into reusable material
     [as adj. ] ( recycled) goods made of recycled materials.
     [as n. ] ( recycling) a call for the recycling of all paper.

     psychology |sīˈkäləjē|
     noun
     the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, esp. those affecting behavior in a given context.

     ecology |iˈkäləjē|
     noun
     the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
     • (also human ecology) the study of the interaction of people with their environment.


The combination of these definitions results in the project's definition and overall aim:

"To effect positive change in human thinking / behaviour by encouraging the re-use and recycling of waste materials to create wildlife habitat, stimulate engagement with the environment and understanding of ecology, and showcase in a positive light that practical, sustainable and fun solutions to environmental / ecological issues exist."

For more information about the workshop format, including costs, download the information sheet here.

A female Ngolyenok / Carnaby's Cockatoo using a nest box in the Perth Hills.