Megan Bayliss of the junk wave was awarded the Queen of Green title from the Cairns Festival 2011. That’s Megan pictured, right, in her totally recycled Queen garb.
The Junk Wave is a social enterprise that:
- turns post consumer waste into saleable art and craft material.
- sells licensed chapters of The Junk Wave to people interested in having a home based sustainable craft business.
Megan Bayliss workshops with community members, early childhood centers and organisations all around Australia, to teach sustainability (recycling), business (social enterprise and triple bottom lines) and to develop skills in hygiene (clean communities includes keeping waste out of landfill and water ways) and recycled craft. However. if there is a licensed chapter of The Junk Wave in an area Megan is requested to train in, Megan refers the request to the licensed chapter owner.
When you purchase a Smart Art workshop, clean junk for collage or a licensed chapter of The Junk Wave it helps YOU to achieve a ZERO dollar craft budget AND is a million dollar win for the environment. That is sustainability in practice!
How did The Junk Wave begin?
A small cackle of women initially started The Junk Wave:
- Char Paul: a psychologist and online tutor when not facilitating her own not for profit, Reuse and Recycle Cairns
- Megan Bayliss: a Social Worker, children’s author and trainer
- Sally Payne: painter, collector extraordinaire and assistant at My Other Mum Training College.
MOM Training College was very interested in the idea of sustainability as an “at risk” student intervention and, under the facilitation of Megan Bayliss, incorporated the junk wave as a not for profit program into their Registered Training Organisation.
After 12 months, MOM released the Junk Wave to Megan Bayliss who was leaving the organisation to work for her self as a professional supervisor and trainer.
Megan Bayliss is a social worker/trainer concerned with environmental issues, the future of our children, peaceable and sustainable existence, community development and ethical business. She is committed to things that make the world go round: women, children, people, peace, equity and community. She is very grateful to Char Paul and MOM Training College for helping The Junk Wave to become synonymous with the name Megan Bayliss.