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
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.
In September John Isaacs-Young, through a series of photo slides gave an explanation of how you can