Bag It! (in style)

Our next Sewing Day back in the lovely surroundings of Helena House Hall at Helena College Darlington Campus. First Tuesday of the month. Please check in at the Admin. Building first before coming to the Hall on the Lower Ground Level entrance from the rear is best.

TUES Sept. 5
10AM – 2PM
Helena College Darlington Campus, Helena House Hall
145 Ryecroft Road, Darlington, WA 6070

We need lots of these alternative bags to help our community transition to the plastic-free shopping habit of bringing their own bags. Come and join in some creative fun (with a social purpose). There are plenty of non-sewing jobs, but these things are always needed:

  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • overlocker
  • material (to donate)
  • cotton

These community-created Boomerang Bags are placed at participating local shops and are available free to Borrow & Bring Back. They encourage a habit of re-use amongst local shoppers and are part of a transitional strategy to encourage the use of natural alternatives AND Ban Single-use Plastic Bags in our Shire (and the world)!

This is a joint campaign by the Wasteless Pantry and Mundaring in Transition.
Hope we see you soon, so sign up for Workshop Reminders.

Ban the Bag Petition

BREAKING NEWS!!
We’re taking the WA Local Govt. advice to heart and have just started circulating a PETITION TO BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS in The Shire of Mundaring. The issue will be brought to a Council meeting in mid-August so please sign to show our Councillors that there is widespread support for this within the Shire. Find them currently at Kinfolk Cafe & Leaf & Bean Cafe opp. Woollies. If you want a petition for your business or can help collecting signatures in your area, just message us here at transition@mt.org.au

Giving Back – Service & Action

Boomerang Bag making with just a few days notice, a rainy day and yet … we had a hugely productive day. Especially thanks to the younger generation “doin’ time with Nan”. That’s Community Service time, an idea we’re keen to see replicated all over the Shire. Will these Facebook pics do as proof for Helena College, or do we need to sign your logs. Bonus …. there were yummy cookies as well! What are you waiting for? Organise a sewing group soon. We can help you. Contact transition@mt.org.au

Banning the Bag – Start Talking About It

Outcome of the Shire Council Meeting motion from Tues 13 Jun (to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags). The motion, as it was presented by Cr. Trish Cook at last night’s meeting was not passed, but is also NOT OVER! A new motion was formulated and the serious conversation has now begun. So start talking about it with your family, your friends, in your groups & especially important: with local businesses in the Shire.
Here is the amended motion that was made … see more

Outcome of the Shire Council Meeting motion from Tues 13 Jun

Ban the Bag in the Shire

Here’s your chance to register your concerns about single use plastic bags. Councillor Trish Cook will be presenting a motion (see below) to the next Council Meeting on TUES 13 JUNE. If you come at 6.30pm you can make a short 3min deputation (or listen to ours) She needs our support!! Send a nice, short email to the President (and your local representative too if you wish) saying you support the motion. You can find all your elected members email addresses HERE .

Don’t forget to let the President and your elected member know you support this motion. Cr. Cook needs help with this!

Bag makers at work

Not everybody was deterred by the heavy rains on Thursday. We still had a great group  cutting out, sewing, ironing bags and stamping logos. The collection of Boomerang Bags will soon be appearing in local stores as a “borrow & bring back” alternative to single-use plastic shopping bags. Look for them at Woolworths, Hills Fresh and The Wasteless Pantry. Stay tuned for more bag making opportunities soon. Or if you just can’t wait, call in to the Wasteless Pantry to get some pocket logos – or even some cut out kits – to take home and get crafting.

Spreading the Plastic Free July message

Lots of people turned up to share the buzz and get some inspiration & support for Plastic Free July. The weather was sunny & bright, perfect for the stall outside at Midland Farmer’s Market and for the speakers and activities inside the beautifully refurbished historical Old Midland Courthouse. It was a great collaborative effort organised by EMRC, Swan Shire, HSG, Wasteless Pantry & MiT. Huge THANK YOU to all the super speakers & demo helpers who contributed to the morning.

3 Ben wicking box demo.with Lachie1a eco faerie paint setting up 5a Nola cleaning diy 4 HSG ladies 6c making wraps 2 PFJ colour & fun 7 Faerie Vanessa helping bag makers 6b Joyce helping wraps with Rebecca 4b pasta maker