TTK who are we?

Transition Towns Kapiti is a grassroots group proactively working to build a strong and healthy local community.

We believe that by working with those around us, we can be more resilient to the challenges of a world faced with resource depletion, climate change and a global recession.

Join a community of forward-thinking people interested in bringing about a bright future.

TTK is currently not very active. But you can still contact us.

Keep a cool world

Here's a group of Raumati residents meeting to look at what they may do to mitigate climate change keepacoolworld.wordpress.com

Climate Change Kāpiti

Since late April 2013, some local community groups in Kāpiti have been getting together to figure out what the future might hold for their local areas in terms of the physical effects of changing climate patterns and then what those changes might mean for their communities. The intention is to come up with some responses to the impacts which are appropriate for the community and the level of risk it is prepared to accept. www.climatechangekapiti.org

New Political Party


Check out the New Political Party The New Economics party
"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." — Thomas Edison, 1931

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Recommended Read

Green Party Climate Change Plan

James Shaw Announces Green Party’s Climate Change Plan 3 September 2015

Slides from Presentation

Earth Will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036

Article by Michael Mann in Scientific American
www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-will-cross-the-climate-danger-threshold-by-2036

There’s Trouble Brewing In Middle Earth – Aotearoa

There’s Trouble Brewing In Middle Earth

How to Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change!

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can’t really talk about it.
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Whats worth saving?


www.worthsaving.org.nz

Pope Francis Climate Encyclical

 

Pope Francis delivers his Encyclical

Pope Francis delivers his Climate Encyclical

His holiness Pope Francis has released an Encyclical — the highest form of teaching by the Catholic Church – that focuses solely on our relationships with the environment.

w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

It is a long read, I am not religious myself, but this has certainly has raised my respect for Pope Francis.

350.org through their Go Fossil Free website have highlighted this Encyclical and are encouraging people to Urge their own faith leaders to join the call for climate action.

gofossilfree.org/praisedbe/

New Doco About NZ Climate Change Politics

In the years since New Zealand politicians began to grapple with climate change our greenhouse gas emissions have burgeoned. Alister Barry’s doco draws on TV archives and interviews with key participants to find out why.

Watch the full documentary online at www.hotairfilm.co.nz

Since 1990, when the National government set a target of 20% reduction within ten years, our greenhouse gas emissions have burgeoned. Alister Barry’s film identifies the forces arrayed against the scientists, activists and successive ministers for environment and climate change who tried, over the next 20 years, to reduce New Zealand’s contribution to the global crisis. No one in New Zealand makes more judicious use of the TV archive than Alister Barry, separating the news and current affairs footage from the clutter of broadcast and reasserting its value as permanent record. The parade of climate change deniers he unearths, claiming and being granted their ‘equal time’, may engender tears of rage in rational viewers. And, as any lobbyist knows, a bunch of riled-up farmers protesting a ‘fart tax’ on Queen Street or running a tractor up the steps of Parliament House will not be deflected by mere science. In new interviews, scientists, activists and officials add their commentaries. Three former ministers – Simon Upton, David Parker and a forthright, embattled Pete Hodgson – provide incisive, illuminating accounts. The truth is more inconvenient than ever.

Arctic methane skyrocketing.


Published on May 30, 2015

Paul Beckwith discusses how ground level flask measurements of methane have been spiking upwards over the last few years. I analyze the implications to the breakdown of climate stability, causing jet stream fracturing and weather regime change. I believe that this behaviour will rapidly worsen as Arctic temperature amplification continues, leading our planet to a much warmer and unrecognizable climate over the next 5 to 10 years.

A Startling presentation on Climate Change

The Choice Part 1 from Bru Pearce on Vimeo.

This presentation uses temperature data over three decades ending in 2011 to demonstrate the exponential nature of climate change and shows that climate change is now accelerating in an extremely dangerous way.

Rethinking Economic in the Age of Climate Change

TTP Meetings

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Public Meetings TPPA 9th DEC Otak

Public Meetings TPPA 10th DEC Para

TPP public interest resolution KCDC with resources

The Shift

The Long Walk Home

A Lions Club of Kapiti Project

This is a walk from Wellington to Kapiti to heighten awareness of the need for disaster recovery planning.

Situation

Emergency disaster planners predict the possibility of a major incident, which will affect the Wellington region resulting in serious damage to infrastructure. Recovery may be slow and people must be prepared to take care of themselves for several days or longer. Of particular concern are the thousands of Johnsonville, Tawa, Porirua, Mana and Kapiti residents who commute to Wellington daily and damage to roads is likely to mean the only way home from Wellington for them will be on foot. This project will provide up to 150 commuters with the opportunity of testing their equipment and ability to complete the walk. Along the route various Lions Clubs will provide food and drink stations. While it is well understood that in a real disaster a direct route via damaged roads even on foot may be difficult, this exercise will at least give an indication of the reality of such a journey.

Mission

1. To heighten awareness of the need for workers in Wellington of the necessity to have to walk 50+km home, following a major disaster.

2. To provide an opportunity for workers to experience for themselves, the reality of such a walk

3. To better understand and test what emergency equipment would be needed to facilitate the journey.

4. To reach a wide audience through media coverage of the event to encourage better personal disaster planning.

Execution

The walk will commence at Wellington Railway Station on Saturday 1st November at and finish at Ngatitoa domain.

Phase 1 Day 1     The walk will commence at 08:30 from Wellington Railway Station on Saturday 1st November and finish at Ngatitoa domain..

Phase 2 Day 2    The walk will re-commence at Ngatitoa Domain on Sunday 2nd of November and finish at Marine Gardens Raumati Beach.

For more Info goto kapitispoy.org.nz

Natural Building Conference 2014 Labour Weekend: Kapiti Coast

Natural Building Conference and House Tours – Kapiti Coast and Wellington
Labour Weekend, 25 – 26 October 2014 and optional hours tour on Monday 27 October

Come along to meet fellow natural building enthusiasts and share a wonderful weekend.
Visit at least eight spectacular homes and listen to the owners/designers talk about their building experiences.
See practical demonstrations on:
– rammed earth construction
– light earth infill panels
– homemade natural paints
– and adobe brick testing

Listen to our keynote speakers Professors Robert and Brenda Vale from the School of Architecture at Victoria University and authors of “Time To Eat The Dog” and “The Autonomous House”.
Be shown around a permaculture garden by Emily Williams one of New Zealand’s permaculture experts.
Hear presentations on a range of sustainable building practices.
Join a “show and tell” session, where participants can share their natural building stories in a short, punchy format.
Question the “ask the experts” panel, led by some of New Zealand’s most experienced natural builders and eco designers.
Get an update on the “New Zealand Earth Building Standards” revision.
Network with experienced owner builders and building professionals.
Shared meals and accommodation on site will add valuable social time to this information packed weekend.

To find out more and register and to book accommodation:
Web: www.earthbuilding.org.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/earthbuilding
Or call Verena on ph: 03 5450240 or 021 036 3938
The link to the online mailout is http://eepurl.com/3ymPj

Another great site from www.webpagebuilder.co.nz