Margaret Jefferies on the Lyttelton Community Project

Interviewed by

Tim Lynch

Margaret Jefferies on the Lyttelton Community Project

Project Lyttelton is a grass-roots organisation in Lyttelton, in the South Island of New Zealand, that is attracting wide attention both nationally and internationally.

Its numerous successful community-led projects mean it is both an inspiration and a model for other communities wishing to build community resilience and sustainability through innovative projects and collective creativity.

The organisation has embraced cutting-edge thinking to meet the challenges of a changing world. It is showing the way forward with community sustainability, using innovative methods to capture community imagination and help create a shared vision for the future.

Through projects as varied as Time Banking, a monthly newspaper, waste minimisation, energy initiatives, three seasonal festivals, community gardening and local food production, the Farmer‘s Market, educational courses, and collective visioning workshops, Project Lyttleton has made a significant contribution to the social, economic, recreational and environmental wellbeing of the Lyttelton community.

www.lyttelton.net.nz

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Tim Lynch

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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