Transition Streets

 

Start your journey to a more sustainable lifeTransition Streets

The news is filled with dire warnings about climate change and the impact it will have on our planet. It is easy to feel like there is nothing you can do, but you can make a difference.

Transition Streets is about joining with others in your community to make your home and your street more sustainable.

This means:

  • Using less energy
  • Using less water
  • Being less dependent on non-renewable resources, such as oil, gas or coal
  • Being more self-reliant with food
  • Producing less waste
  • Being healthier
  • Creating a more enjoyable place to live.

Changing the world, one street at a time

Transition Australia has created a workbook which will guide you through the steps you can take as your street starts its journey to a more sustainable future.

The workbook will guide you through how to host your first meeting and set up your group. It has loads of ideas and practical examples of sustainable lifestyle changes that we can all do right now. The workbook is easy to follow and aims to encourage co-operation and creativity.

The workbook has chapters looking at:

  • water
  • energy
  • food
  • transport
  • waste and consumption

We hope that through Transition Streets you will develop relationships within your immediate neighbourhood that will help you explore and respond to some of the significant environmental challenges before us. We have the potential to re-imagine the type of community we want to live in. We can create a vision for a better future and we can start working towards it now.

Start your journey by downloading the workbook below or find a Transition Streets project near you.

Download the Transition Streets workbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here for the Full Workbook

In 2020 we produced a much shorter version of the handbook, one designed for online use.

This has proven very useful for both local face to face groups and online meetups.

The details are here – Transition Street Course Online

  Stories of Transition


Stories of Transition Nov 2022

On Monday 7 November three Transition groups shared their stories online (recorded), followed by informal discussion (not recorded) Speakers: Tim Drylie, Transition Creswick, Vic Monica Winston, Transition Streets Geelong, Vic Karen Majer, Transition Margaret River A couple of themes emerged: (1) COVID and coming out of lock-down and (2) how to be sustainable in our sustainability projects. Balance. Passion. Keeping … Read More

Transition 3081: Building resilience

During 2021, with ongoing lockdowns and limitations on face-to-face gatherings, two members of Transition 3081 took advantage of a local Council program to learn skills in digital storytelling – combining the tradition of storytelling with digital technology. Here is the video Yennie Yong and Yukima Cameron created, highlighting what Transition 3081 is all about. We invite you to sit back … Read More

Global Footprint Quizzes

Discover where you stand …….. Transition Streets 1.3 A quick online quiz from Transition Australia ( click the answers to estimate your Earth load ) Or download an Excel version of the My Ecological Footprint worksheet from the Transition Streets online course guide. The Earth-Global Hectares concept used in the Excel worksheet can be a bit technical – but one idea … Read More

Transition Around The World

We Are Not Alone…!!! Just check out the Transition Town groups and National Hubs!! The map is a bit out of date – so if your group is missing – log in and add it. And add the Transition Network Blog and News to your regular check ins.  

Pop Up Transition??

What if we took our stories to the streets? Covid has changed how we can meet, run events, and even work in community gardens. Now this is an example from a group in the UK, but what about creating super flexible pop-up, mini festivals of information, inspiration, and connection? With a pilot funded by the Transition Network the first pop-up … Read More

Creating an Organic Farming Co-op

Turning an old orchard into a thriving co-operative farm Faced with retiring and selling up their productive apple, pear, and stone fruit orchard in mid North-East Victoria, Hugh and Katie Finlay created a legal co-operative entity that allows individual farming businesses to share the expenses and collectively lease the land. The co-op currently includes – a productive vegetable supply business; … Read More

Transition: Stories of Community Leading Change

Transition: Stories of Communities Leading Change . Published as an Issuu ebook – “Transitions” tells the stories of more than 25 Latrobe Valley and Gippsland residents who see a bright and healthy future for the region beyond the traditional coal industry. The 86-page magazine features profiles of workers in the healthcare, renewable energy, transport, agriculture and coal power sectors, as … Read More

Transition Streets Online

Transition Streets Course - Online Zoom with others on the path to a more sustainable life 2020 has made us all more aware of our neighbours and the importance of connecting and working together. Transition Streets is about working with others in your community to make your home and your street more sustainable. Getting together and looking at key issues ... Read More