What I have learned, what we should be thankful for, what remains to be done

by Geoffrey Chia, a Cardiologist based in Brisbane, Australia. He sent this essay to the supporters of his D3SJ (Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice) group as a prelude to discontinuing their meetings after November.

Download pdf (1.9mb) or read online at http://guymcpherson.com/2013/10/what-i-have-learned-what-we-should-be-thankful-for-what-remains-to-be-done/

Have a read of this article if you are planning […]

Will New Zealand be the first developed country to evolve a steady-state economy?

Absolutely great article about the possibilities for New Zealand.

http://fleeingvesuvius.org/2012/01/11/will-new-zealand-be-the-first-developed-country-to-evolve-a-steady-state-economy/

As long as we can get the New Zealand politicians to read and understand these concepts.

Calling for Transition Towns Interested peoples

Hi People on the Transition towns Kapiti Mailing list.

I am sending out a call for anyone who would be interested in getting together to support and further Transitions Towns here on the Kapiti Coast.

Andrew here, many of you may know me as the presenter who introduced to you any number of documentaries or […]

New Doco Fall & Winter

I have pledged my support of this great upcoming new Documentary, have a look and consider pledging. I recommend the extended trailer. Short Trailer Pledging site

Extended trailer

TTK at the Sustainable Home and Garden Show

We were at the Kapiti Sustainable Home and Garden show over a somewhat wet weekend (25th & 26th March). Despite the weather, we had a fairly good turnout. We spent our weekend talking to lots of really interesting people about transitioning their homes and community, as well as helping to re-build our local community.

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Great interview of Chris Martenson

Here is a great interview by Peak Moment of Chris Martenson. If you don’t know who Chris Martenson is or have not watched his Crash Course then watch this interview and if inspired go and view the crash course.

Watch it below or Interview link here:http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=378

Crash Course link here: http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse

I really liked his […]

TTK will be screening “The Age of Stupid” on Tue the 17th November 2009

The Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

The Age of Stupid Global Premiere […]

Raumati Station Website Launch & Local Rumblings.

We visited Valhalla in Raumati South today and 4 local councillors Lyndy, David, Scott and Sandra, Regional Councillor Nigel and local labour member Winnie Labon. Surely a local railway station http://www.raumatistation.com/ is much more sustainable for the large amounts of Raumati residents who have to travel to Paraparaumu railway station. There was a great community […]

Community Food Forest – First meeting!

Transition Towns Kapiti invites you to a Brainstorming on Establishing a Food Forest.

This Sunday the 7th June, 2-4pm.

Roll over Community Gardens – Here comes TTK Community Food Forest

After an inspiring night watching the very entertaining and informative Geoff Lawton’s Establishing a Food Forest Documentary and a enthusiastic discussion afterwards, Andrew come up […]

Why we forgot how to grow food

As a food shortage looms, people are digging for Britain — and their dinner table. John-Paul Flintoff gets back to our roots

Not long before Christmas, a man walked into the care home next door to his house and asked the manager if it would be possible for a group of neighbours to grow food […]

Fair Weather at Sustainable Home and Garden Show

Hi all,

We had an excellent weekend at the Sustainable Home and Garden Show in Kapiti. The weather was brilliant all weekend, so there was an awesome turnout on both days. Our tent was especially cool because we had living economies and not 1, not 2, but 3 Transition groups: TTKapiti, TT Otaki and the […]

Seedy Sunday

First meeting – Sunday 19 April

What is Seedy Sunday?

It’s a relaxed gathering for those who garden, or want to learn about gardening, growing food and sustainability, to share ideas and inspiration. There will be a short talk or video at each meeting and a bit of discussion about what should […]

Tommorrow S.H.A.G.S.

Sustainable Home and Garden Show

We’re gonna be at the show 4th and 5th of April, we’ll be sharing Tent 23 with TT Otaki and TT Waikanae. See you there.

http://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Sustainability/Events.htm

Earth Hour 28th March

I’ll be at the Paraparaumu Library from 9am to 1pm handing out FREE energy saving lightbulbs as part of Earth Hour Promotion Saturday 28th March. Come on down, grab a light bulb, read some books, be enLIGHTened.

Cheers, Sam

http://www.earthhour.org/

Ground is broken for White House ‘kitchen garden’

By DARLENE SUPERVILL

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-six elementary schoolchildren wielded shovels, rakes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows to help first lady Michelle Obama break ground on the first day of spring for a produce and herb garden on the White House grounds.

Crops to be planted in the coming weeks on the 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped patch near the […]

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