Author Archives: Eleanor C

New Format for Crafty Devils

Crafty Devils has parted ways with Transition Town Guildford and will have a new format for 2014.

To save the expense and insurance requirements of hiring Guildford Mechanics Institute, we will now be meeting at people’s houses. Our next meeting will be in the new year, probably February.

Please check out our Facebook page if you would like to keep in touch with us.

Thanks TTG and all the best!

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Plastic Free July Wind-up Celebration

Transition Town Guildford is combining forces with Western Earth Carers, Hills Sustainability Group and City of Swan to host the Perth-wide Plastic Free July Wind-up Celebration in Midland on Wednesday July 31.

Whether you participated in the Plastic Free July challenge, or are just interested to reduce your plastic waste do come along!

Bring your “dilemma bag” (if you kept one) and your stories and ideas from your Plastic Free July experience.

Event poster

Event Poster – Click to enlarge

DATE: Wednesday July 31
TIME: 7pm – 8.30pm
VENUE: Old Midland Courthouse, Helena Street, Midland
To RSVP visit: http://plasticfreejulymidland.eventbrite.com.au

The program includes:

  • Lindsay Miles and Glen McLeod-Thorpe of Treading My Own Path blog
  • Opportunity to meet other participants and see what our ‘dilemma bags’ contain
  • Light refreshments, and
  • Cash for Containers speaker from the Conservation Council.

City of Swan’s event page: http://www.swan.wa.gov.au/Lists/Events/Events_List/Plastic_Free_July_Wind-up_Celebration

Hope to see you there!

Please note: there will be train shutdowns on some train lines on 31 July, so please check Transperth’s website for details if you plan to come by train.

Plastic Free July Launch a Success

The Plastic Free July Launch on Wednesday 26th June was a great success, with around 50 interested people coming down to the Old Midland Courthouse to find out more about ways to eliminate single use plastic from their lives!

Plastic Free July Launch - Brigita and Jenny sewing reusable produce bags

Brigita and Jenny sewing reusable produce bags

Transition Town Guildford teamed up with Hills Sustainability Group and City of Swan to present the event. This was a winner co-organising combo, which we hope to repeat in future.

Plastic Free July Launch - Ingredients for making your own muesli

Ingredients for making your own muesli

Eleanor Chaos opened the event with a short talk about the Plastic Free July challenge and her experiences of doing it last year. After this attendees were invited to wander through the two main rooms of the Courthouse which had been set up with a variety of interesting stalls.

Plastic Free July Launch - Raelene makes gift bags from recycled newspaper

Raelene makes gift bags from recycled newspaper

Stay tuned for a screening of the movie ‘Bag It’ on 9th July, and the official Plastic Free July Wind-up event on Wednesday 31st July, 7pm at Old Midland Courthouse.

Plastic Free July Launch - It's fun being plastic free!

It’s fun being plastic free!