Category Archives: Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July Long-Table Lunch

Join Transition Town Guildford for our first ever long-table lunch with a difference – it’s plastic free!

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Doors open at 11.30am. Lunch kicks off at 12.30pm!

Nibbles/hors d’oeuvres, tea/coffee and entertainment will be provided.

Cost: $10 for adults, Children are free.

Book your ticket here: https://ttg-long-table-lunch.eventbrite.com.au

Here’s what you need to do:

Make a dish to share (either savoury or sweet) and bring it along with your own plate, glass and cutlery to the Mechanics Hall in Guildford (next to the Post Office).

The challenge is to prepare a dish using ingredients that don’t come wrapped in single use disposable plastic. Also look for ways to transport your dish without using single use plastic like gladwrap and plastic bags.

Bring your Dilemma Bag

If you were unable to avoid any use of disposable packaging to make your dish, bring your items along to join the display of dilemma bags, so we can start up conversations and share ideas on how to reduce plastic/single use packaging use.

Please remember: This is not a competition! It’s just a simple exercise in recognising the pervasive nature of single-use packaging in modern life.

Special Guest Speakers at the Long-Table Lunch

While we enjoy our plastic free lunch, you will hear from inspirational Plastic Free Living experts on how they avoid single use disposable plastics in their own lives.  Our guest speakers will be Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, the creator of Plastic Free July Challenge and Jeannine from the Wasteless Pantry.

How to get to the Plastic Free July Long-Table Lunch?

The easiest way to get to the long-table lunch is via the train. The Mechanics Hall is only a short walk from the Guildford train station. Alternatively, there is limited parking at the venue and plenty of parking available at the train station (you can park there for free).

We encourage you to consider taking the train or car pool with friends to minimise your ecological impact! 

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May movie night – Tapped

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Our May movie is all about bottled water. Come join us, all welcome!

“Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.” IMDB score 7.4/10.

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

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 12th 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

July Movie Night – Trashed

Transition Town Guildford July Movie night – Trashed

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Join us for a special movie for Plastic Free July – Trashed with Jeremy Irons.

‘Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.’ IMDB = 7.4/10

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 8th July

@The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

6 pm onwards for food and drinks, 7 pm Movie starts

Entry by donation

RSVP via Eventbrite, but not essential