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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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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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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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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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Our love affair with the car

Recently a new freeway, the Hunter Expressway (M15), opened in Newcastle. Our local ABC radio station seemed to be obsessed by the advantages for the local community. I didn’t hear any reflections about the role of the car in our … 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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