The Transition Streets Challenge is an exciting street level program bringing neighbours together to explore ways of reducing their environmental impact while building a more connected neighbourhood. Find out more: What is the Transition Streets Challenge?
Past posts (latest first):
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
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
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
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
Cathy and I were interviewed by Rob Hopkins (the co-founder of the Transition Towns movement) about the Transition Streets Challenge. You can read (or hear) the interview at http://www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2013-07-23/when-people-get-together-things-happen-transition-streets-hits-australia.
The pilot of the Transition Streets Challenge recently finished. Each of the coordinators from the five streets gave us a statement about their experience and/or some of the impact. (You can also see a slideshow of some of the highlights HERE, … Continue reading
We had a celebration of the end of the pilot of the Transition Streets Challenge. Here is a PowerPoint Cathy developed based on the work in the five streets. Tsc celebration 2013 from Graeme Stuart If you are interested, there … Continue reading
At the launch of the Transition Streets Challenge we asked the streets what they hoped to gain from the program. Not surprisingly one of the main themes was becoming more sustainable (e.g.”Increase our awareness about sustainability and how to adopt … Continue reading
Around 80 people attended the launch of the Transition Streets Challenge over the weekend. I think we managed to create an event that was enjoyable, created some energy and showed that this was a significant initiative. There were representatives from … Continue reading
The Transition Streets Challenge – an overview (an early overview before the pilot)
It’s very exciting – the Transition Streets Challenge is being launched today! The Challenge, which Transition Newcastle has been planning for some time, is an opportunity for neighbours to come together and support each other in reducing their energy and … Continue reading