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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision to be built in Canterbury

New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision to be built in Canterbury | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision is on its way to Canterbury, supplying home owners with about a quarter of a typical home’s energy needs.

Maxim Projects Ltd, one of Canterbury’s developers leading the rebuilding of Christchurch, today announced a new partnership with Meridian Energy and SolarCity to build New Zealand’s largest subdivision utilising solar energy.

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Timber town flies the flag for sustainability

Timber town flies the flag for sustainability | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

If you travel through the small Gippsland timber town of Heyfield, Victoria, you may wonder why almost half the homes and businesses are flying white, green and blue flags. The reason is an innovative sustainability program run by the local community learning centre.

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3 Requirements for Multigenerational Homes to work

3 Requirements for Multigenerational Homes to work | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Lennar Homes recently introduced their “NextGen” multigenerational house concept [in Phoenix], a concept that has grown from some recently staggering statistics that show increased numbers of adult children moving home and baby boomers retiring. Some of these statistics are as follows:
- 30 percent of adults live in a doubled-up household
- Nearly one out of every seven (14.2%) of the country’s 25-34 year-olds live with their parents
- 350,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every month over the next 18 years

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Masonry stoves: how to make one from recycled paving slabs

Masonry stoves: how to make one from recycled paving slabs | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Reader, Steve James, sent in this brilliant design and build for a Kachelofen, a fast-burn efficient masonry stove...
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