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We are powered entirely by volunteers who are driven by the greater cause of saving the world from climate change.

If you want to help or if you have specialist skills, we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Writing articles
  • Community engagement
  • Website administration

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We are always looking for more articles to share. Writing an article for Transition Australia is easy.

Your topic should be something which is interesting or will inspire others.

You can write about what is happening in your group or broader sustainability topics the transition community may be interested in.

Your article should:

  • be 300-400 words
  • use 2-5 pictures, including a good landscape image
  • have a short heading which uses a capital only at the beginning
  • include ‘tags’ which automatically put stories into categories.

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Ideas for articles:

  • What did you change to make your lifestyle more sustainable?
  • How did your transition group start?
  • Have you celebrated an event?
  • How have you engaged your community?
  • How did you change to sustainable transport?

Current articles


Stretch Jeans Compost Test

What exactly is in those comfortable stretch jeans…? Meg McGowan – a Permaculture Coach on the NSW Central Coast – found out by putting a pair of stretch jeans through her compost routine – household compost, hot compost, and a worm hotel. After a year – the result was quite shocking. These are reported as pure cotton with 3% elastane, … Read More

Do What You Can – One Week at a Time

Emily Paddon-Brown talks about a weekly action you can take to help save the planet! Emily is an actor and music theatre performer, a parent of a young family, and active in her neighbourhood. Early in 2020 she decided to combine her skills with her experience and make series of short weekly video chats about actions anyone could make, that … Read More

EAT-Lancet Commission on Food Report

Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet? The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brought together 37 world-leading scientists from across the globe to answer this question: Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries? The answer is yes, but it will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food … Read More

Go Goals – Sustainable Planet Board Game

A United Nations board game for 8-10 years ( and older ) Based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This is a full board game kit – the A3 game board page, a set of rules, templates for a dice and tokens, and 85 question cards covering the 17 goals. Designed for 8-10 years, but suitable for … Read More

Transport Energy Efficiency and CO2

How do we figure out our best actions…….. Transition Streets 5.1.1 Working out your transport footprint is complex. There is data on modes of transport defined in green house gas emissions, general pollution, and other health impacts. But we also need to consider the changes in these results when the number of passengers ( or the amount of freight ) … Read More

Water in Your Home

Where is the Water…….. Transition Streets 4.3 Sydney Water have made this chart to show where water is used and roughly how much. Appliance/source Litres (lt) used Shower Regular showerhead Water efficient showerhead 10 lt / minute 6-7 lt/ minute Bath Average bath 110 lt Toilet Single flush toilet Older dual flush toilet (1983s model) Modern dual flush toilet (2005 or … Read More

Grey Water Diverters

Capturing that waste water…….. Transition Streets 4.4 Apart from a bucket in the shower, and using a sink insert bucket when washing up, the only way to capture that waste water is by inserting a diversion point into the plumbing.     This can be as simple as a rubber funnel inserted into the inspection hole on the out flow … Read More

How Much Water Do You Use?

A quiz to estimate your water use …….. Transition Streets 4.2 Hunter Water developed this quick quiz to estimate how much water your household might use – Water Use Calculator. How did you compare? Did it match your household water bill?