We are now hosting a stall at the Big Pineapple Grower’s Markets each Saturday morning!!
Meet and mingle at the Transition Town stall inside the Big Pineapple’s main building each Saturday from 6.30 am to 12.00 noon and join a table for conversations.

For more details please contact
Jeanette and John Isaacs-Young: 5442 2118 or 0438 562 118 ttnambour@yahoo.com.au ; jeanette@lifestreamassociates.com.au
From March 2012 we hope to resume meetings at the CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour on the 4th Wednesday of every month
from 7.00 pm. The CWA hall is next to the Nambour Town Square and adjoining the IGA supermarket complex.

All are welcome to join us at Transition events!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Recapping Transition Nambour activities since April 2011

The screening of the film Economics of Happiness in June (by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page) for Transition Nambour attracted 60 people. It was a powerful and positive message on the value of localisation  and involved a strong critique of the damaging, often crazy, global economy and political merry-go-round.

We also hosted a stall at World Environment Day with much interest and discussion.

Strength and resilience comes first and foremost at the local level. In July we had a local ( Buderim) speaker - Mitch Laurie - with a powerful message about career and business  sustainability, illustrated by an excellent Powerpoint slide show – an incredible evening. The Powerpoint is available at the link below.

In August we heard about what it takes to be a good advocate for change, from Bob Lee whose work is as an advocate for differently abled populations .

The value that we as a Transition group gather from these talks, and even just the gathering together in a meeting to discuss the issues that are affecting us, is hard to quantify. The Transition Network is spreading worldwide a GRASSROOTS (PEOPLE’S) movement cutting through bureaucratic
complacency and empowering communities to make energy savings, to re-skill and to understand  the issues more thoroughly so they can take action steps.

Transition shows what people can do in a group over, above and beyond the involvement of government at any level and it has more influence to change things by being a community movement.

The organisation’s website is www.transitionnetwork.org

It reveals the work being done and discussions that are happening in active countries.

One example of our Nambour success is the almost operational Nambour Community Gardens, with a committee which sprang from TT Nambour meetings. For the latest on what is happening at the gardens see www.nambourcommunitygardens.com.au

In September John Isaacs-Young, through a series of photo slides gave an explanation of how you can
grow, process and roast your own coffee and when times get tough, trade it for essentials. It's not that
difficult. All steps explained will go up on this blog.

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