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.

Transition Towns New Zealand

The TT NZ site has been updated. If you’re not part of Transition Towns Kapiti check out http://www.transitiontowns.org.nz/. If you are check it out anyway.

Also, as part of the promotion of the new Australasian edition of The Transition Handbook Gabrielle Young, Rob Hopkins and James Samuel will be on Chris Laidlaws morning show this […]

The end of civilised life as we know it!

Transition Towns Kapiti invites you to an informative Documentary. We will be showing

End of Suburbia

Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the Western Dream

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the Western Dream. But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way […]

Shaving and the environment.

Since I recently shaved, I’d asked myself, since I had no particular idea about the cost of the environment in regards to shaving. Here’s a jazzy video from Umbra…

A good article on shaving and the environment.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/1972-03-01/How-to-Use-a-Straight-Razor.aspx

Anyway I’m off to get a straight razor and a whole bunch of bandaids. If anyone […]

No Impact Man’s Top Ten Eco-Lifestyle Changes

http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2009/05/no-impact-mans-top-ten-ecolifestyle-changes.html

1. Stop eating beef. Worldwide, beef production contributes more substantially to climate change than the entire transportation sector. Plus, a diet with no or less beef is better for you anyway.

2. Give up bottled water. The production of plastic water bottles together with the privatization of our drinking water is an environmental and […]

Episode of Powerdown from Ireland.

http://transitionculture.org/2009/05/21/the-powerdown-show-now-available-heret/

http://www.cultivate.ie/learning/powerdown/

The Transition Documentary Trailer

TT Kapiti Transitioning Manual

We’re looking at our manual that was put together last year and resurrecting it so we can sell/give it away. If you want to have a look and add suggestions even put in bits for the missing parts, you are most welcome.

A Manual for Transitioning Kapiti

Support your local council by saying no to a Supercity.

From the perspective of Peak Oil and Climate Change this sort of thing is a disastrous step backwards. Building resilience means supporting your local initiatives, getting involved with your local council, being part of a relocalisation of community. This could happen to Wellington Region and that includes Kapiti.

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Transition Towns in the NY Times

An amazing article has just been published in the New York Times, looking at Transition Towns. It has an example of an Alaskan town, with a wide-ranging population moving towards transitioning.  It takes a good look at community-building and concludes beautifully:

“For a wide range of not-always-consistent reasons, people in Sandpoint decided that Transition could […]

What is Transition Towns?

by Andrew Rundle-Keswick April 2009 at KCDC Sustainable Home and Garden show

Andrew Rundle-Keswick talks on “What is Transition Towns?”; Some History of TT in New Zealand and discussion of problems facing the world and and urging for action.

Part 1

Part 2

The Powerpoint Presentation to download. http://ttk.org.nz/files/What_is_TTK.ppt

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