Blackheath Launches Australia's First Solutions Media Service
Blackheath has become a prototype for how communities can work collaboratively to tackle challenges. It is also balancing the negative influence of much mainstream media on our society, by creating Australia's first solutions-focused media service.
Blackheath, in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, Australia, has become the world's first town in which all businesses have agreed to phase out plastic straws.
Watchmaker, beekeeper, maker and fixer
Jim Crowther, watchmaker, beekeeper, maker and fixer of objects large and small, picks up a screw with a pair of fine tweezers and holds it in my direction. “That’s not the smallest of them,” he says.
All in the Family with Mary Moody
Walk down any pretty tree-lined street in Blackheath and I guarantee more than a third of the cottages will be occupied by a person living alone. Mostly they’re older people who are on their own either by choice or through life circumstances.
Filmmaking bringing young and old together
For over ten years Lithgow High School Filmmakers have been making award winning films that have been screened all over the world with high regard.
Simon Says: “Get Connected”
To devote yourself to the community is an extraordinary thing. How does it happen? For Simon Hare it started with his family motto: “be curious, try everything and learn everything you can”.
Stop Laughing This is Serious
When The Big Fix approached local businesses to see if they’d agree to help Blackheath phase out plastic straws, one common remark was that men rarely use straws … it’s mostly women and children.
Emma Magenta on Love, Nature & Dismantling Capitalism
“There's a lot of great people doing amazing things in the world and you can be one of them”
- Emma Magenta
The Big Fix Launches Youth Cafe
Recently The Big Fix launched its first Youth Cafe in Blackheath ... a space for 14-18 year olds to gather on a Wednesday night to socialise, get inspired, and collaborate on tackling both local and global issues that concern them.