Transition Darebin


Over the years, Transition Darebin has worked together with various different groups to achieve great things.

Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes

‘Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes’ is a group dedicated to saving useable items and materials from landfill throughout the City of Darebin particularly at hard rubbish colllection times throughout the year. We are also about promoting the concept of ‘recycle and reuse’ wherever possible. Formed in 2020, Transition Darebin signed a memorandum of understanding with them in the same year, and are looking to team up on events in 2021.

Really Really Free Market

The Really Really Free Market in Preston has been running since 2017, although it went on hiatus in March 2020 due to COVID restrictions. The Really Really Free Market is a place where people come together to take what they want and give what they can. No money, barter or trade. Everything is Free.

Transition Darebin and Friends of the Earth

In 2015, we actively collaborated with Friends of the Earth Melbourne (FoEM) on two campaigns. These were the ‘Green Pledge’ – a call for personal political and social climate action – and ‘Race to Preston Market’ – a fun event putting spotlight on local public transport issues.

A co-organised event with live bands and speakers drew around 50 people, helping generate momentum for the Green Pledge campaign. The campaign worked by getting people to take 5 climate actions over 1 week. These activities ranged from personal actions to directly reduce, like using public transport instead of driving, to more outreach efforts such as taking part in letter-writing campaigns. The ‘TD Green Pledge Team’ had a number of participants taking actions and raised much needed funds to help FoEM run their campaigns.

If you’re interested in learning more about Friends of the Earth Melbourne, check out their website.