Ready 2 Run Educational Resources has been founded by Janet Hamilton, a teacher with 25 years experience as a primary teacher, literacy advisor and small school principal. As well as developing and sourcing resources, Janet also runs workshops as a consultant on brain-based learning, social, emotional learning and mindfulness. Over the last two years Janet has researched current neurological and psychological findings on how the brain works, and the importance of working memory and self-regulation in a child's ability to learn. Janet has also trained in 'Mindfulness' techniques and attended the first Australian workshop presented by the Hawn Foundation set up by advocate Goldie Hawn.
Reverse Garbage Brisbane is a not-for-profit worker run co-operative that promotes environmental sustainability and resource reuse. We collect high quality industrial discards, diverting them away from landfill and sell them at a low cost to the general public These materials are an inexpensive and environmentally responsible alternative to mainstream art supplies. Materials can be purchased from our warehouse in Woolloongabba from Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm or ordered and posted anywhere in Australia through our mail order service. We also run a variety of environment and waste focused art workshops and educational talks and tours to suit every age and group and host a gallery and gift shop promoting local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials.