Tuesday, 10 May 2016

It’s a Wrap! Community Connect – Walk, Eat and Watch

Our Community Connect (Walk, Eat and Watch) event on Saturday 7th May 2016 was a fantastic success, and brought many members of our community together in the name of sustainability.

We teamed up with Jane’s Walk Perth to hold the Urban Sustainability Walk, which meandered around the streets of Mt Hawthorn in the late afternoon, taking a peek into the back and front yards of some of our members, calling on them to share their tips on sustainable urban living.

We had over 60 people on the walk, which was a brilliant turnout, given the wet and windy morning on Saturday, and the threatening rain-clouds in the afternoon.  There were lots of locals from around the City of Vincent, as well as a lady named Jules who was visiting from Victoria and decided to join in when she found out it was a Transition Town event.
About 40 people came and enjoyed our pot-luck Community Dinner, which even attracted our Mayor John Carey to share a meal with other sustainability-minded locals.  The variety and abundance of food was enough to keep everyone satisfied.

We rounded out the event with a dozen or so people staying to watch the latest movie by Transition Network called “In Transition 2.0”.  The film is an inspirational insight into Transition Town initiatives from around the world and how they are helping to build sustainable communities.

And how much waste did our Community Connect events produce?  Half a bag of landfill-destined waste, and 5 buckets of organic waste that will be composted at the North Perth Community Garden.

All 3 “mini-events” have inspired a number of new people to sign up to our Interest Groups, and we will be getting in contact with them shortly to begin further conversations about individual and community sustainability projects. 

Thanks to all those people that came along, and especially all the TTMH team that organized the event.

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