Future Direction of Transition Towns Kapiti.

How do you want to make a difference in your community?

How are you willing to act to make a better world for you, your family and those around you?

What inspires you to make positive changes?

Transition Towns Kapiti is a community of people wanting to ensure a resilient future by making a difference now.

By building local resilience, we will be able to collectively respond to whatever the future may bring in a calm, positive and creative way. And by remembering how to live within our local means, we can rediscover the spirit of community and a feeling of power, belonging and sharing in a world that is vibrant, just and truly sustainable.

We invite you to be a part of a positive future, one with:

more community spirit
less excess consumption
more local & healthy food
less fossil energy dependence
more care for natural resources
less loss & extinction of biodiversity
more responsible living on our planet
less vulnerable to global political & economic instability
more prepared for civil defense emergencies

We want you to help shape TTK in 2010. Here’s how!

  • Think about how you would like to see TTK grow this year
  • What can you contribute to help us get there?
  • Come and share your ideas at a public meeting:

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Monday 1 March
7:30pm
Paraparaumu Community Centre (next to library off Rimu road)

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Some background

What is a Transition Town?
A Transition Town is a town building resilience to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil and Climate Change. From Transition Initiatives UK.

What have other TTs done/doing?
See Transition Towns NZ.

What has TTK done so far?
Some of the things TTK we have been involved with so far are:

  • Showing documentary films once a month for the last 2 years.
  • A gardening club.
  • Creating a local produce directory as part of the 100 mile diet.
  • Have had stalls at a number of festivals in the area.
  • Created a draft Transition Manual for the Kapiti Coast. See this post.
  • Built a website (you’re on it).
  • Partnered with KCDC in distributing eco bulbs to every household in Kapiti.
  • A team is working on creating a Food Forest.
  • Hold a Monthly Seed Swap meeting – Seedy Sundays.

What are some of the opportunities TTK can look into?

  • Local food
  • Reskilling / Community education
  • Alternative currencies and community finance
  • Civil defence / Emergency response
  • Building community
  • Sustainabilty
  • Alternative technologies
  • Community aid
  • Permaculture
  • Crafts
  • Support networks
  • …and so on and so on and so on

2 comments to Future Direction of Transition Towns Kapiti.

  • Thanks James 🙂

    We’re looking forward to really opening up the discussion about what TT Kapiti is doing. We’ve had some great success in the last year with our Seedy Sundays and Food Forest group. But we are always looking for new ideas and more ways to create a bigger community of forward-thinking individuals who want to do great things in their own neighbourhood.

  • Beautiful – succinct and inspiring.
    Fantastic work and great consistency!

    I look forward to seeing what grows from the conversations.

    And please ask Mark Skelding in Thames for a copy of the Cafe projects/questionnaire the Thames group used to good effect. You’ll find it very helpful.

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