Friday, 13 May 2016

Community
Movie Night

@ Foyer Oxford, 196 Oxford St, Leederville


Thanks to everyone who came and made our first movie night such a fantastic success!

We had a full house for the screening of 'The Economics of Happiness' on Wednesday 11 May.

Our next screening of ‘Symphony of the Soil’ - a film inspiring the understanding that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems (including climate change, dead zones, water scarcity and world hunger) - will be held at Foyer Oxford at 630pm on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Book your free tickets through Eventbrite here.

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil.  By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource.

The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.

Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmes and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

Event Details
Doors open at 630pm. Movie starts at 7pm. Running Time 103 minutes. 
Bring your own food and drinks, though strictly no alcohol. 
Join us for a discussion afterwards if you like!
Gold coin donation proceeds to go to the makers of the film.

For More Information
See the film's website: http://www.symphonyofthesoil.com/
Watch the film's trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5QYZ-LRXW4

Don't forget to book your free tickets through Eventbrite!

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.