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Plastic Free July Long-Table Lunch

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


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! 


First AGM

Transition Town Guildford recently incorporated and has also commissioned a swish new logo. We are therefore embarking on an interesting new phase of official membership, neighbourliness and member activities and benefits!

The first of these is our official AGM accompanied by local wine, local cheese and… some friendly locals. We hope you will join us to celebrate, to find out what we’ve been up to and to join in for what we might get up to next.

When: Saturday 17th October – 3 to 5 PM

Where: Guildford Mechanics Institute

Come become an official member, vote for the office bearers and enjoy wine and cheese!

If you would like to see a copy of our Constitution, you are welcome to have a look here. We hope you’ll join us at the AGM!

TTG AGM poster