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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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Kiwis Can Do

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Kiwis aren't just talking about a better world, we're building it. This website lists projects all around New Zealand / Aotearoa that are already building resilience in local communities.

Do you know of a local success story that you would like to showcase here?

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What is a Transition Initiative? | Transition Network

What exactly is a Transition Town?

 

A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. There are thousands of initiatives around the world starting their journey to answer this crucial question:

"how can we make our community stronger and happier as we deal with the impacts of peak oil and economic contraction while at the same time urgently reducing CO2 emissions?"

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What is strong sustainability?

What is strong sustainability? | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The concept of strong sustainability is based on the scientific fact that all human life and activity occurs within the limitations of planet Earth, or the 'biosphere' where humankind lives, including all societal functions, such as the economy.

 

It is a self-evident truth that without a functioning biosphere there can be no society or 'sociosphere', and without a sociosphere there can be no societal functions, including an economy or 'econosphere'.

 

Strong sustainability recognises that in order for human civilisation to continue, the true model for sustaining the planet on which we rely to survive should look like this (see above).

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New Brighton Project

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The Mission Statement of the New Brighton Project is "To foster New Brighton as an inclusive, healthy, stimulating and co-operative community." What We Do: We run events in New Brighton: the monthly Festival Market in the Mall, on the first Saturday of the month; the annual Christmas parade, Puppet Festival and International Festival. We run weekly groups: Pirates pre-school music group and The Golden Oldies Movies Club. We also run numerous one-off events, such as clothes swaps, film evenings, talks and community discussions. We try to make it easy for the community to network and share ideas by producing the fortnightly email newsletter and The Wave- a monthly printed edition newsletter. The New Brighton Project is like a tree, with many offshoots. The local gardens, museum, art gallery and craft co-op have begun as part of the NBP. We offer help with the development and publicity of other community organisations in the area and regard networking and liason work as an important part of our role.

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Community Power Conference: Australian communities taking charge of their energy use : Sustainable Melbourne

Are you looking for practical, achievable ways to reduce the impact of electricity price rises in your community?
The Community Power Conference: Australian Communities Taking Charge, aims to showcase how regional Australian communities:
- are developing innovative energy projects, helping to reduce local economic shocks
- can take practical action to hedge against rising energy prices.
The Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, in its third biennial conference on renewable energy, is partnering with the Central Victoria Solar City project, part of the Australian Government’s Solar Cities program, and the City of Greater Bendigo, to deliver an exciting exploration of current energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies and actions being taken by Australian communities.

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