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.

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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

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"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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Seminar on living a sustainable life

Your Home: How to make it warmer, drier and less taxing on the environment

with Richard Morrison (KCDC Council’s Eco Design Advisor).

Tuesday 29 July, 7pm
Kapiti Coast Library meeting room
Ngahina St
Paraparaumu.

A warmer, drier home is better for your health, your budget and the planet. Richard Morrison, Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Eco Design Advisor, will walk you through the average home discussing effective measures for a range of budgets. Energy efficiency, water conservation, material choice and behaviour all help to reduce our impact on the earth, create a more comfortable living space and keep costs down.
Queries to richard.morrison@kapiticoast.govt.nz RSVP if you can, otherwise turn up anyway.

Four Horsemen – Feature Documentary: 5th August 7pm

Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina Place, Paraparaumu

Tuesday 5th August, 7.00 pm

Gold Coin Donation

Free Tea and Coffee served afterwards …

Bring a friend or three!

Four Horsemen – 1 hr, 10 minutes duration

FOUR HORSEMEN is an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

As we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society.

FOUR HORSEMEN is free from mainstream media propaganda — the film doesn’t bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. It ignites the debate about how to usher a new economic paradigm into the world which would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.

“It’s Inside Job with bells on, and a frequently compelling thesis thanks to Ashcroft’s crack team of talking heads — economists, whistleblowers and Noam Chomsky, all talking with candour and clarity.” – Total Film

“Four Horsemen is a breathtakingly composed jeremiad against the folly of Neo-classical economics and the threats it represents to all we should hold dear.”
- Harold Crooks, The Corporation (Co-Director) Surviving Progress (Co-Director/Co-Writer)

Be a Climate Voter

Email from GreenpeaceClimate Voter

Today (22 Jun 2014) , in alliance with Oxfam New Zealand, Forest & Bird, 350 Aotearoa, Generation Zero and WWF, we are launching something really special.

It’s called Climate Voter and I want you to be amongst the first to take part: www.climatevoter.org.nz

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. Future generations will judge us on our response to it, perhaps more than anything else.

It’s the greatest challenge but also the greatest opportunity, because if we get this right we can ensure our grandchildren have a safer, cleaner and more secure future. But if we get it wrong we risk the quality of life for not only all humans but also every other life form on the planet.

The election in Sept 2014 is one of those moments when all of us here in New Zealand have a chance to make a difference. Through Climate Voter we aim to mobilise thousands of climate concerned citizens to make their voice heard.

Climate Voter is about demanding that All political parties must take climate change seriously.

You can be a Climate Voter. You can use your vote this election to support action on climate change.

Click Here to Sign on as a Climate Voter

Being a Climate Voter means you care about climate change and you want all political parties to do something about it. It means you want real action on climate change and you’re prepared to use your vote to get it. It says you support strategies to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and grow New Zealand’s clean energy and low-carbon potential.

If enough people identify as Climate Voters, politicians will have to listen.

We have led the world before on issues of global significance. On this hugely important issue of our generation, New Zealand should be leading the world again.

Nick and the whole crew at Greenpeace

Film screening & panel discussion: what can we do about climate change? – Wednesday 16 July

Climate change has been called “the defining issue of our generation”, but for many people it seems too big, too difficult or too far off to address in their everyday lives.

On Wednesday 16 July,

Kāpiti residents will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts who grapple with the issue of climate change daily

when they offer their responses to the burning question,

“What can be done to address climate change, individually and locally?”.

You’re invited to this event hosted by Kāpiti climate change group, Keep a Cool World. With Veronika Meduna, Radio New Zealand’s ‘voice of science’ chairing, you can sure the discussion will be both insightful and challenging.
The evening will begin with a screening of ‘Thin Ice: the inside story of climate science’, a documentary co-produced by Victoria and Oxford universities. Receiving several awards at environmental film festivals in 2013 and 2014, this film takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming by filming scientists at work in the Arctic, the Antarctic and around the world. The result is described as “a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate”.

‘Thin Ice’ film screening & panel discussion, Kapiti College hall, Margaret Rd, Raumati Beach, Wednesday 16 July, 7pm. Gold coin donation appreciated.

Please pass this invitation on to your friends, families and colleagues.

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Crash Course Chapter 4

Chapter 4 – Compounding Is The Problem from Peak Prosperity on Vimeo.

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Crash Course Chapter 3

Chapter 3 – Exponential Growth from Peak Prosperity on Vimeo.

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The Next Transition Towns event: Tuesday 1st July

Public Talk

Tuesday 1st July,

Time: 7.00 – 9.00 pm ish

Place: Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina Place, Paraparaumu

Event hosted by Phil Malpas of Otaki Transition Towns:

For those who attended the last documentary, at the end of the meeting Phil Malpas spoke about some of the issues we are facing today and his concern about how the public participation in democracy is low. As promised, he has organised this event as a follow up to those concerns:

Amanda Vickers (From Transition Towns Paraparaumu and spokesperson for Positive Money NZ – positivemoney.org.nz) will give a short 10 min talk about how money is created in our economy and how this system is broken, creating inequality and worsening indebtedness. Amanda will be standing as an independent in the upcoming elections, aiming to raise awareness of this issue (see www.amandavickers.co.nz )

Phil will follow with information about these and other key issues we face in our society, the interaction with politics and the participation of the public with democracy, particularly in terms of voter turn out. The discussion afterwards is with the view to brainstorming some fantastic strategies to improve our situation. Phil anticipates a lively “think tank” with suggestions, feedback and question and answers.

Tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits will be served! You only need to bring your thinking cap!

For further information please contact Phil Malpas on 021 420 106, or (06) 364 8187, or email philm@5gen.co.nz

Crash Course Chapters 1 & 2

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85965/introducing-new-full-length-crash-course

Introduction from Peak Prosperity on Vimeo.

Chapter 1 – Three Beliefs from Peak Prosperity on Vimeo.

Chapter 2 – The Three “E”s from Peak Prosperity on Vimeo.

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Accelerated Updated 2014 Crash Course

The Accelerated Crash Course from Peak Prosperity on Vimeo.

When the Crash Course was 1st released in 2008 it seemed the Crash Course had been released at exactly the time its insights were needed most.

Now here is an updated condensed version with new up-to-date information.

A New updated full version is going to be released through the remainder of 2014, when it is I will post it here at TTK.

You can watch the Introduction at www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse. If you are a member of Peak Prosperity you can watch the whole crash course now, if not you can join or wait until they release them later this year.

The original series — now dubbed the “Classic” version — is still available for viewing anytime at www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse/classic.

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Dirty Wars 17 June 7pm

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Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina Place, Paraparaumu

Tuesday 17 June, 7.00 pm

Gold Coin Donation

Free Tea and Coffee served afterwards …

Bring a friend or three!

DIRTY WARS – 1 hr, 26 minutes duration

Website with trailer: dirtywars.org

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