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My 2018 Transition Newcastle Convenor’s report

After seven and a half years in the role, this is my last report as convenor of Transition Newcastle. This is actually the 10th anniversary of Transition Newcastle being founded by Will Vorobioff and Maureen Beckett—we really should have a … Continue reading

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Transition Newcastle Convenor report (May 2016)

Last night I gave a de facto convenor report at Transition Newcastle’s annual general meeting (AGM). Even though I had stood down as convenor at the 2015 AGM, the position had remained vacant and I’ve been doing quite a few … Continue reading

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Social change and strengths-based approaches

In 2009, after both my daughters had started school, I was ready to become involved in social change groups again. A few years earlier I had become immersed in strengths-based approaches to working with communities and wanted to explore this … Continue reading

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21 Stories of Transition

We were very pleased to receive our copy of 21 Stories of Transition which has been put together by Rob Hopkins  in the lead up to COP21 (the 21st “Conference of the Parties”) climate change talks in Paris. Transition Streets … Continue reading

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Strengths-based approaches to social change

I’ve just had an article published in openDemocracy under the Transformation theme. Called “If you care about changing society, focus on strengths” it discusses the relationship between strengths-based approaches and social change, using the Transition movement as an example.  In it … Continue reading

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Saturday quote: The Transition movement is

I’m proud to be the global Transition movement. I despair when I look at how little the Australian government (and many others) are doing to address climate change, but when I hear about Transition initiatives (and other grassroots initiatives), I … Continue reading

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How (and why) I joined the Transition movement

When my daughter Jasmine was born in 2000, I decided to make fathering a priority and something had to go. Not only did I spend less time on my PhD, but I also stopped being actively involved in social change … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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My 2015 Transition Newcastle convenor report

After four years as the convenor of Transition Newcastle, I decided it was time for me time to step down and create space for new ideas and new energy. The following is my final convenor report to the Annual General … Continue reading

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Food month(s) for our Transition Streets group

Transition Streets addresses five broad areas: energy, water, food, transport and consumption & waste. Food has clearly been the topic that has caught the interest of our group the most. We normally spend a month on each topic, but we’ve … Continue reading

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