I have been thinking of starting a gift circle here in Perth for a while and thought it would be great to do it through Transition Perth.
A gift circle is a group of people who come together regularly to help each other, and share their needs and services. People share their services and help as a gift, without expectation of anything in return.
Hunger Awareness Week runs from May 6th – 10th this year. The CFC has organized several events throughout the week to inform community members young and old about the real culprit behind hunger; poverty.
About the Book
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.
Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
Addressing the need for reducing landfill volume, and inspired by the success of the MacDonalds Corners reuse center, a few energetic Perth ladies spear headed advocating for a reuse site located at the GlenTay landfill. With recent funding from the Perth Community Foundation, EcoPerth, and Valley Heartland, the newly established Reuse Center includes household items, clothing, bicycles, and some building materials for drop off, and available for reuse. The Reuse Center is currently seeking volunteers for sorting items and setting up a new building onsite.