In a world with so many downhill slopes pointing away from progress, where our
leaders repeatedly make bad choices for the health of our natural environment,
where all the issues seem to be piled into one giant mountain of unmanageable
mess, It’s an incredible feeling to be able to look to the town hall, take a moment,
and thank your politicians.
Thank you to the Fremantle Council for raising your votes in favour of Plastic Free Freo.
Thank you for taking the first step to enforce a reduction in plastic consumption
which is recognised in legislation.
Thank you for not ignoring our endangered marine life.
Thank you for working together with your community, turning a small effort into
That said, here’s a quick update on what happened in the media this week:
The story hit the front page of the West Australian.
Which was a rather nice way to wake up Tuesday morning : )
Then Channel 9 news picked the story up but I couldn’t make the interview so they just interviewed
the Mayor instead. You can see that here.
Then it hit the ABC and went national.
It also hit WA Today, Mayor Pettit’s blog, about 15 individual green pages and blogs. Let’s just say it
went viral overnight.
So what’s my point? This bag ban isn’t going away this time. This is 2012 baby. The year of