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There is a regional Wellington Transition Town steering committee, but it mostly serves as a networking and sharing of experience hub, rather than attempting to dictate actions or processes to local groups.
Background on Wellington Initiatives
We had our first Transition Towns of Wellington meeting in November 2007. We felt that because Wellington is a reasonably large area, it makes sense to create Transition Initiatives by suburb or suburb groups initially. However, we still need to network regularly as a whole to meet, share experiences and do some planning towards Transition Town Wellington!
Since that first Wellington meeting, Transition Initiatives have been popping up all over Wellington - the response has been amazing! So many capable people are stepping up to bring this movement to their local communities. Change is in the air...
updated 04 Jul 2008
Present (full names & contact details will be posted on wiki): Marc, Alison, Eva, Karen, Chris, Tom, Belinda, Dawn, Barbara, Marie, Anne, Annie, Edwina, Gary, Paul Bruce, Paul Blaschke
The meeting agreed to focus on looking at ‘The 12 Key Steps of Transition’, which are from the UK model developed in Totnes, England. The Steps provide a framework to help groups be robust and gives them a process to follow. Most of the meeting then concentrated on steps 1 & 2. » Read more
New Zealand Geophysical Society
Panel discussion: "Should we drill the Great South Basin?"
Date: Thursday 17 July 2008, 7:30-8:30 pm,
Science House (RSNZ premises) Turnbull St, Thorndon
Free entry » Read more
• Are rising petrol and food prices a concern for you and your family?
• Does climate change worry you?
• How can you and your family do something small but empowering?
Transition Towns Aro Valley invites friends & neighbours to
MEET WITH US: Monday 7 July
TIME: 7 - 9 pm
VENUE: ‘The Castle’, 327 Willis St, Aro Valley (big yellow building!)
FEATURING: Film “Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil”, an inspiring account of Cuba’s transition to self-sufficiency and resilience. » Read more
Step # 5 calls for forming subgroups. Though it is still early the Wellington central group agreed that:
- Many subgroups are best coordinated city wide (eg. Transport, Local Government).
- The 12 step process is running and can run concurrently.
We have drawn up an initial subgroup list to encourage thought about the larger project. We invite people to consider where their passions lie and self-select. It may be useful to work on Step # 4. The Great Unleashing before these groups formalise. » Read more
Present Nicola, Stuart, Paul, Juanita, Marc, Gary (observing)
Apologies Belinda, Dawn, Natalie, Emet, Iona
Meeting the Transition Towns Criteria » Read more
updated 22 Jun 2008
Second meeting 30 Jan 2008 held at Centre for Global Action
Outline of the meeting (feel free to add to this if you were there)
Nicola spoke briefly about community currencies, suggesting that it would be good to upskill prior to Miguels visit in April so that we are able to make the most of his expertise on this subject. It would be great to screen "Money As Debt" at the next meeting (March 26th) and have a speaker lined up to answer questions afterwards. Will email round the group to check interest in this. » Read more
updated 22 Jun 2008
These are books and DVD's that I have bought to share with TToW. If you would like to borrow any of the below, email me.
Stuffed and Starved - Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System - by Raj Patel
Carbon Neutral by 2020 - How New Zealanders can tackle climate change - edited by Niki Harre and Quentin D. Atkinson » Read more
The purpose of this page is to clarify the roles and governance of both the "Transition Towns of Wellington" and the steering committee. Of particular interest is the relationship between the TToW and the individual Transition initiative around the Wellington region (Karori, Lower Hutt, Newtown, Brooklyn, etc)