On the 10th of February 57 people turned up to a Be Prepared workshop in Glen Forrest organised by the Hills Sustainability Group.
Christine Hogan (leader of the Be prepared action group) facilitated an evening of problem solving and discussion on how to be prepared for and manage heat waves and bushfires.
Lesley Thomas (WA Public Sector Union ) and Christine Hogan (Transition Town Guildford)
Many thanks to the Hills Sustainability Group and Keith Sillitoe and Anne Taylor for organising and hosting.
And a special thanks to guests who acted as advisers and answered questions from the participants.
- Andrew VanderHeyden, Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer. Shire of Mundaring
- Paul Sulley, Glen Forrest Volunteer Bushfire Brigade
- Lesley Thomas, Living Smart Organiser, WA Public Sector Union (adviser on heat waves)
Paul Sulley, (Glen Forrest Volunteer Bushfire Brigade) Christine Hogan (Transition Town Guildford) and Andrew VanderHeyden, (Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer. Shire of Mundaring) demonstrate Steripens which purify water in 90 seconds!
If you could not attend the workshop on Tuesday night, but would like to learn more, Transition Town Guildford is organising another evening “Be prepared: Heat waves, bush fires and floods” on Tuesday, 11 March, 6.00 pm, Stirling Arms Pub, 117 James Street, Guildford and will show the film “Don’t panic” the ABC, Catalyst documentary aired in December 2012.
If you’re planning on having a meal, you can make it easier for the kitchen by placing a phone order in advance on (08) 6142 4352. Check the Stirling Arms menu here.
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 – 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.