Category Archives: Climate Change

Empowerment through lobbying workshop

Following movie nights, we always like to give people avenues for action if they are interested. So after this months movie – Merchants of Doubt – we’ll be hosting an Empowerment Through Lobbying workshop by local and TTG co-founder Rod Mitchell. Rod is the National Coordinator of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia.


In this free talk Rod will show ho we can empower outselves, reclaim democracy and leave despair and discouragement behind us while making the world work more how we want it to!

Where: Mechanics Hall, Guildford

When: Sunday 15th May, 3- 4:30 pm

Please RSVP via Eventbrite

Afternoon tea provided.

Co-hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby Perth. To find out more about CCL see the Australian site:, or About CCL here: The NY TimesThe Guardian


May Movie Night – Merchants of Doubt

May Movie Night –

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt poster

Our May movie is based on the revelatory book – Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.

“A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.”
IMDB 7.6/10

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 10th May

The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

Join us for food and drinks from 6 pm onwards, Movie starts at 7 pm

Entry by donation

Gas Fracking in WA: A Pennsylvania Perspective

Transition Town Guildford is starting a new monthly speaker series – Bright Ideas. Our first event will be a presentation by a recent Perth resident, sharing his experience of Fracking in the USA. A timely talk given the potential of fracking encroaching on the Perth Basin and the Swan Valley.


Dr Drew Hubbell lived in Pennsylvania for 15 years, ground zero for fracking in the United States.

While there are differences between WA and Pennsylvania, many of the threats are still the same. Dr Hubbell is concerned that there is a lack of knowledge in WA about what the industry has done – what its business model is.

In his talk, he will share what he saw and experienced in the US, and compare that to what is being proposed for the Perth Basin.

When: Tuesday, 1 March 2016 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Mechanics Hall – 20 Meadow Street Guildford, WA 6055 AU – View Map

RSVP via Eventbrite:

About Dr Drew Hubbell

Dr Hubbell is an academic with a Ph.D. in Literature. He has taught at the university level in the United States for 25 years. He is currently Associate Professor of English at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, and Adjunct Professor of English at UWA. His scholarship is in environmental literature and the way literature contributes to human-nature relationships. In June, 2015, he moved to Perth with his wife. Drew got involved with CCWA and No Fracking WAy shortly after moving here, after learning that WA was seriously considering the promotion of unconventional gas (“Fracking”).