Do we really need ANOTHER fast food outlet?

Many of us at MiT are not big fans of the multi-national fast food concept, especially when our town already seems to have a plethora of them and another about to appear in Sawyers! So we put together a petition to see who else felt that way. Then, when people said “Don’t bother, the Shire won’t take that into consideration” we decided to write a formal group submission of objection to represent all the people who needed their opinions voiced. Today we submitted it at the Shire of Mundaring just before the deadline. Building the community we want takes time & commitment, but we’re up for it. Thanks for your support.

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.

Another food waste solution

We’re passionate about avoiding food waste, which is partly why the 3rd Sunday of the month Food Share was started. Some people have suggested there may be owners of fruit trees (or other edibles) out there who have more than they can cope with. Happy to say we can help out. We’ve assembled a bunch of volunteers who are willing to help harvest and share the crop.

Please spread the word if you know anyone who needs help.

Spring Seed Share

The Down to Earth mob’s Spring Seed Sharing & Planting (Sat morning 10 Sep) was great fun, as usual. Some hands-on seed raising soil mixing, then share, plant & socialise in that order. Vera explained that the e calendula flowers that were growing there in abundance, could be infused in oil for several weeks to be the base of a healing cream (stay tuned for more cream making)

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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.

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Plastic Paradise – June movie

The perfect movie to motivate us for Plastic Free July (and onwards). It takes us on a journey to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way, scientists, celebrities, legislators, and activists shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health.

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