our story

My name is Adey. My family and I have lived in Bellevue Heights for the last 7 years with our dog, Dexter. We love living in the Adelaide Hills, with the gorge and Belair National Park on our doorstep.

When we started our family 9 years ago I got a growing awareness of how much waste we made and the impact it will have on our children and future generations. I began to look at how we could reduce our waste and live more sustainably....a journey we continue to travel.

Part of that journey was swapping our second car for an Electric Cargo Bike. After a friend suggested I give it a go, I was initially thinking "I can't do that!". I am now delighted I stopped to question, "Why can't I do that?". It has been one of the best decisions we ever made, but that's a story for another day.

After the haze of having two children under 5 years old, I have spent the last 3 years volunteering in the local community to help educate in the sustainability space and as part of Parents for Climate, advocating for stronger action on climate. I have co-organised;

- The Eco Walk 'n' Roll to School

- The Boothby Candidate Forum on Climate Action

- The Picnic Party for The Planet featuring Peter Combe

- Climate Action Resources Expo (CARE)

On hearing the news that we would be losing the local eco store I was deeply saddened. Knowing the community of the Blackwood area and their care and desire to do better by our environment and others, it was devastating to know  how much harder it would be to keep up our sustainable changes. It was too late to save the existing store but maybe I could start from scratch.... "I can't do that!" but again that question popped in my mind, "Why can't I?".  So here we are, hoping to provide for and help our local community through The Eco Station.

Our aim is to provide the opportunity for people to be able to start or continue their journey to sustainability in a non-judgemental space. We are all at different stages of our journey and we are excited to have you on board. 

We can't wait to meet you.

Adey, Chris, Alpa, Conal & Dexter