James Samuel on Transition Towns and sustainable communities

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Tim Lynch

James Samuel on Transition Towns and sustainable communities

From the archives: James Samuel of Waiheke island, is assisting in the coordination of a country wide movement called Transition Towns.

James has been looking at the issue of localised sustainability within a small community.

What is a Transition Town?
Transition Town initiatives are bringing people together out of a desire to explore how we - and our communities - can respond to the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil. He states he doesn't have all the answers but believes the growing groups are very innovative and can create the required solutions.

Each transition group networks with people engaging in a coordinated range of projects designed to transition from high energy to low energy lifestyles in the most creative manner. Their aim is to re-localise our communities making them vibrant, resilient and truly sustainable.

Though not envisioned, this could also be key in emergencies, as in earthquakes volcanoes etc.

www.transitiontowns.org.nz

You can read James Samuel blog here; http://yesterdaysfuture.net

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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