Thursday, 10 July 2014

More events in Plastic Free July

At the movie night we showed the reusable shopping bags that you take to the shops for fresh produce and bulk items instead of using plastic bags. We contemplated holding a sewing workshop to learn to sew these bags and make plenty for ourselves and our friends. 
Our sister group Transition Town Stirling has set up this initiative which we ask you to support. It's this Saturday at the Henderson Environment Centre in North Beach. Please come along and rsvp with Meegan.
If you need a lift from Mt Hawthorn, please send us an email to ttmhawthorn@gmail.com and we will contact you. 
We'll also bring a spare sewing machine.
Here are the details of the workshop:

Transition Town Stirling
DIY PRODUCE BAGS Sewing Workshop

Many of us manage to remember to take our reusable shopping bags along with us instead of using one use plastic bags..... but what about all those smaller bags that we use for fresh produce, nuts, seeds etc.

Come along and make a set of lightweight produce bags. Learn how to make your own produce bags from recycled materials, once you have mastered the skill.... help make up some more bags for our July Farmers Market stall to help spread the word on how to reduce plastic in our lives.

Saturday July 12th 9am – 1pm
Henderson Environment Centre 

behind the North Beach Primary School 
 
Please email to register you interest.
Or call Meegan 0421 924 436


Let's support Plastic Free July and make even more people aware of the detrimental impact of single use plastic on our lives and the environment. The next event is a movie night this Friday in Tuart Hill, a lot closer to home. Please spread the word. Free event, RSVP is required.


Plastic Free July - Movie Night
The City of Stirling is hosting a movie night with a selection of short documentaries including Addicted to Plastic, Catalyst: Plastic Ocean, and Beth Terry: Living Plastic Free.

Get some Plastic Free July inspiration from:
  • Displays and demonstrations by Transition Town Stirling - e.g. Learn how to make your own produce bags
  • Plastic alternatives display from MRC Earth Carers
  • Make a Plastic Free July pledge to earn a free gift to help you on your way
Date: Friday 11 July 2014
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Tuart Hill Community Centre, Corner Cape St and Stoneham St, Tuart Hill
Cost: Free - Registrations Essential - Register Here or phone 9205 8555
For more information about Plastic Free July and for more events visit PlasticFreeJuly.org

Friday, 4 July 2014

More tips for July

The movie night was a big success. We had about 40 people attending, good conversations, excellent food,  and got to know each other a bit better. We'll write a proper review and put some photos up too. Excellent  experience in community building and lots of fun too.

Today we would like to share some good tips that allow you to make simple but significant changes in your life today with our cost, just by showing commitment. You can still sign up for Plastic Free July. Also check out the Useful Book from Mindarie Regional Council for excellent ideas. It's available here

Two tips deserve a special mention today

1. Cleaning with natural products
You are missing an important step to good health if you continued to use toxic chemicals to clean your house. Chemicals used to clean our windows, floors, furniture, carpets, and clothing are tampering with our bodies. Even our babies’ bottles can be full of chemicals that are known carcinogens, neurotoxins, and endocrine disruptors. 6 alternative cleaning products in your house can create the same results with a bit of elbow grease: baking soda, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and olive oil. Sugar soap is another good one.
Read more at http://higherperspective.com/2014/07/clean-whole-house-6-inexpensive-items-nasty-chemicals.html#2W36fd52Rbekzr0p.99

 2. Cycle in a skirt or 'penny in yo pants'
Our last suggestion today related to getting more people on bikes. Especially women find their dress choice limited when wanting to go out by bike. This simple solution allows you to cycle in a skirt with the help of a coin and a rubber band.. Check it out here

Join us in our exciting transition journey. Make small changes to the better all the time and just do it. Also please tell your friends and forward this blog to them, so they can sign up on our website.