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From a tiny book club meeting to the seeds of hope for a more resilient community

In 2018 David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture, visited Launceston as part of the tour for his new book ‘Retrosuburbia.’ His book is about how those of us who live in the suburbs can live more sustainably, by growing food and making thoughtful choices about home and lifestyle. To be honest, the book is a big, heavy brick-like tome that I … Read More

Non violent communication at Transition Bondi

Transition Bondi’s Inner Transition event this month was an ‘immersion’ experience of the work of Non Violent Communication, led by a Sydney teacher. I found it to be a moving and valuable way of processing experiences in the life of each of us there, but in a group setting and a compassionate environment. What we did Two themes were offered, … Read More

An Easter reflection on rituals and ceremony

Someone told me once something I find very useful about religions in general….that we can see four common elements in all of them: Community (congregation) A sense of Awe Ritual and ceremony Ethics and morality These four themes explain the parts of religion that have been useful for me and what not. Sometimes we hear of other things being called … Read More

Tending the laneways in Bondi while reflecting on the bushfires

The laneways near my home in Bondi, Sydney have been my highway to well-being in the face of the terror and chaos of the fires. And tending the laneways has been a form of vigil or prayer to Earth amidst the wild destruction that we hear news of in the city, and which visits us in the form of grey … Read More

The year 2019 at Transition Bondi

Kit Shepherd has been convenor of Transition Bondi for nine years. Here she writes her reflections on the year 2019. [Edited slightly with dot points – ed] It’s been a big and adventurous trip, this year for us in Transition Bondi! And the Steering group team has had their shoulders to the wheel for our Regular monthly programs Inner Transition … Read More


Transition For Resilience Transition Towns are focused on balancing motivating visions of what’s possible along-side here and now proactive local approaches. The movement embodies the spirit of empowerment, a powerful blend of self-determination and community connections that together inspires and generates communal resilience. So wherever you are, join Climactic interviewer Bronwyn Gresham and Transition Australia member Paul Shelton and soak ... Read More

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The aim of this  website is to connect and support transition groups focusing on sustainability, food security, equity and cohesion. We want to make it easier for these groups to find each other, share resources, learn and be inspired

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