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Video of Transition Streets and Kids Vegies on the Verge in Newcastle

We put this video together to coincide with the release of 21 Stories of Transition – the latest book from the Transition Network. We were thrilled, but daunted, to share some of our story through the book. It is great … 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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Transition Streets on Blueprint for Living (ABC Radio National)

Blueprint for Living on ABC Radio National, recently did an 11 minute story on Transition Streets in Newcastle. We were essentially very happy with how they covered our story and it’s great they shared some of our experience. The main … 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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A Transition Streets water challenge

Since completing the first challenge of turning off our taps for a day (only using one bucket of water each for the day), we have finished the second: seeing how much water we could save over a week. (The challenge … Continue reading

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Turning off the taps

On Saturday we turned off our water at the meter and were only allowed to use 10 litres of water per person. As part of the Transition Streets Challenge, we’re doing one of the water challenges: For one day – … Continue reading

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What is Transition Streets?

I realised people are eager to connect and learn new ways of living. I thought I was a “greenie” but participating in Transition Streets taught me many things I was unaware of. I have introduced more things in our daily … Continue reading

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What is organic?

An amusing, but slightly disturbing, video about the difference between “natural” and “organic”. Don’t get sucked in by labelling – make sure you are an aware consumer. So what’s the difference between organic, chemical free, permaculture and biodynamic? The following … Continue reading

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Take a street and build a community

This TEDx talk by Shani Graham shows what can happen when neighbours get together. Who knows what could happen if you consciously built relations with your neighbours! We are discovering what a difference it can make through the Kids Vegies … Continue reading

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Transition Streets Challenge (from the Newcastle Herald)

The following article about the Transition Streets Challenge appeared in the Newcastle Herald over the weekend (by Lesley Edwards). HOW have some Novocastrians responded to the challenges of living more sustainably? Five streets in Tighes Hill, Islington, The Hill and … Continue reading

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