Orewa Transition Town - September 10th

Thursday 10th September

"Clean Disruption: Why Conventional Energy and Transportation will be Obsolete by 2030"

In 1907, New York, like most large cities, was over 90% dependent on horses for transportation.  A little over a decade later, in 1920, more than 90% of New York's transport was powered by internal combustion engines, and the horse powered transport was soon a historic novelty. Sudden transformations in society due to a technological innovation are aptly labeled “Disruptive”.

Have you used a typewriter recently?  Had a film developed?  Been uncontactable for a week? Used an over-head projector? We have all experienced the impacts of disruptive technological advances.

So, WHAT'S THE NEXT DISTRUPTION??? In this month's Transition Town movie, Tony Seba discusses the impact of rapidly falling costs for several technologies, forecasting the demise of the internal combustion engine, for transportation, and centralised power generation for domestic electricity, starting as soon as 2016 and completed by 2030 with a corresponding change in our way of life.

Waitoki Church Hall, 1101 Kahikatea Flat Road.


Garden stuff swap, light snack and drink.

Bring friends who share the same concerns for living sustainably.

Gold coin to cover costs welcome.