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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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The simpler way: a practical action plan for living more on less

The simpler way: a practical action plan for living more on less | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The Simpler Way consists of a website and booklet which provide detailed practical advice on how to live a 'simpler life' of reduced and restrained consumption. More importantly, it invites readers to contribute their own thoughts, experiences, and practical tips, so that we can all share and expand upon our collective wisdom.

 

The Simpler Way represents a life with less clutter, less waste, and less fossil fuel use, but also a life with more time for the things that truly inspire and bring happiness.

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Yurts can free you from a mortgage and consumerist lifestyle

Yurts can free you from a mortgage and consumerist lifestyle | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

'Let’s say you want to resign from the rat race, unplug from the Matrix and start living in harmony with nature. Where to begin?

 

You can go all Genghis Khan and buy yourself a yurt. If you’ve already got a place to put it, you can move into a round house inspired by Central Asian nomad tents that will help you make the leap to the Simple Life, all for the price of a new car.

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Wattle-Weedoo: Our consumeristic society!

Wattle-Weedoo: Our consumeristic society! | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

How do you simplify your life and manage to get out of the rat race? The craziness of our consumeristic society where people spend, spend, spend and bosses want more and more and more out of you?

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What we did on Eco My Flat!

These videos are a final output of the Eco My Flat 2010 "significant change" video project, where students involved in the University of Canterbury's Eco-my-...
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Shareable: Garbage is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How to Reach Zero Waste

Shareable: Garbage is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How to Reach Zero Waste | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

It all started innocently enough. Following the Holidays and New Year of 2007 we emptied out all of our garbage and recycling to clean up for the New Year. Many months later (May 14) it was time to put out our first bag of garbage and it dawned on me that in over four months we had only created a single bag of garbage. I wondered where could we take it to if we really dug in? Well …

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Young couple finds freedom in simple living

Young couple finds freedom in simple living | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Peak oil isn’t all about Saudi Arabia depletion curves and what’s for lunch at the annual ASPO conference. In fact, may folks still don’t know much about peak oil. I didn’t know about it until recently.
My casual online search for ideas about how to simplify my home led me, via Peak Moment, to so much more than I could ever have imagined. I found an episode about a couple who were simplifying, which was my introduction to Peak Moment, and also to the issue of peak oil.
More than 200 episodes later, my life has changed focus in so many ways, which is similar to Janaia Donaldson’s guests on this episode, Logan Smith and Tammy Strobel, a 30-something couple whose lives took a dramatic u-turn.

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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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Save Us From Ourselves: Is Resilience the Key to Making Sustainability Mainstream?

Save Us From Ourselves: Is Resilience the Key to Making Sustainability Mainstream? | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
TreeHugger, and much of the modern Green/sustainable consumption movement, has popularized the notion that a modern aesthetic, better design, and an intelligent approach to technological progress and conscious consumerism—perhaps coupled with some modest but not insignificant behavior/cultural change—would be enough to take sustainability mainstream.

It was an enticing promise, but many people are beginning to think that it has failed. And not without reason.

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Eco-my-flat Competition and Workshops - Sustainability - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Eco-my-flat Competition and Workshops - Sustainability - University of Canterbury - New Zealand | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Eco-my-flat is a competition and workshop programme that runs first semester of each year. It's aimed at helping students save money and become more eco-friendly (with some great prizes to be won along the way!).

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