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Kyneton Transition Hub Resources on Librarything

Kyneton Transition Hub on Facebook

Kyneton Transition Hub on the Transition Network

Rob Hopkin’s Transition Companion and Transition Handbook (available in the Goldfields Library)

Transition Globally

Future Scenarios

Permaculture Principles

Transition Culture

Transition Network

Transition Towns on YouTube

Transition in Australia

Transition Australia

Transition Towns Australia Blogspot

Local Transition & Sustainability Groups

Ballarat Permaculture Guild

Bendigo Sustainability Group

BREAZE (Ballarat Renewable Energy And Zero Emissions)

Central Vic Food Fermenters

David Holmgren’s Site

Goldfields Sustainability Group

Macedon Ranges Community Exchange (MRCE)

Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group (MRSG)

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG)

Relocalise Hepburn

Retrosuburbia – The Downshifters Guide to a Resilient Future

SHARE (Sustainable Hepburn Association)

Trentham Food Hub

Trentham Sustainability Group

Community Building Websites

The Better Block – Cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to help redevelop communities that enable multi-modal transportation while increasing economic development, and reducing carbon emissions. The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the buildout process and provide feedback in real time.

Community Exchange System or LETS – Join the growing community who have discovered a new way of ‘doing’ money, a healthy money that will create a healthy society.

Freecycle – a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.

Landshare – Landshare Australia brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food.

Local Harvest – Local Harvest is a community project, initiated by the Ethical Consumer Group, with a view to providing a resource to make it easy to find local and more sustainable food sources.

Next Door – Nextdoor is the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in your neighbourhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, planning a local event, or sharing safety tips. There are so many ways our neighbours can help us, we just need an easier way to connect with them.

Resilience Circles – Resilience Circles are small groups where people come together to increase their personal security through learning, mutual aid, social action, and community support.

Ripe Near You – Find fresh food near you

StreetBank – shows you the skills or things your neighbours are willing to share, loan or give away. You’ll be able to see everything that your neighbours are offering. You’ll be helping to build the community, save money and help the environment all in one.

Youcamp – Adventures on Private Land – Youcamp is a community of private landholders across Australia who welcome responsible visitors.

Ziilch – Where good stuff goes free

Other Interesting Sites

Anni’s Perennial Vegies

Association for the Study of Peak Oil International (ASPO International)

Association for the Study of Peak Oil Australia (ASPO Australia)

Australian Conservation Foundation

Be the Change Australia

Climate Movement

Common Future – A network of leaders (re)building an economy that includes everyone

Community Sustainability Engagement

Cultivating Community: Food Spaces in Shared Spaces

Earthwise Harmony

Econews

EPA – Ecological Footprint

GetUp!

The Greening of Gavin

Map My Town

The Pachamama Alliance

Paul Gilding Website

Peak Oil News & Message Boards

Peak Prosperity

Permaculture Cairns – Sustainable Transport

Save Water

Seedsavers

The Simplicity Collective

Simplicity Institute

Sustainability Guide for College Students – A guide for what uni students can do to be more sustainable. Recommended by Jenna, a Girl Scout who contacted us. Includes a lot of great tips for anyone on a budget.

Sustainability Victoria

Too Much

Urban Food Garden – Information and helpful hints on how to grow food in your backyard.  The garden is in the city of Ballarat which has a similar climate to Kyneton.

Wild Fermentation

Yes Magazine

Videos

Be the Change Symposium – Documenting the impact of the “Awakening the Dreamer” symposium in Australia. The “Awakening the Dreamer” symposium aims to “bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on the planet.”

The End of Suburbia – “We’re literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up” – James Howard Kunstler

Global oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, Are today’s suburbs destined to become the slums of the future? This is a short version of “The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream”, a documentary about the end of the age of cheap oil. The complete 78-minute version of The End of Suburbia is available on DVD – see KTH Librarything

In Transition 1.0 – From oil dependence to local resilience

In Transition 2.0

In Transition 2.0 – In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

A Little Local Knowledge – Follow the journey of a tomato through the industrial food system to the supermarket shelves. Find out why local food alternatives are a good thing, and how easy it can be to find good food close to you. See more about the facts behind the video. localharvest.org.au/a-little-local-knowledge/

Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes – What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

Paul Gilding: The Earth is Full – Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.

The Power of Community – Cuba turned their whole country around in five years when they were cut off from petroleum products. They went back to old ways of farming so they would survive. Want to eat? Start growing and do so responsibly…

The Soil Solution – What if a solution to climate change was found beneath your feet? Sustainable World Media visits with ranchers, scientists and educators who are exploring the soil/carbon connection. Fertile soil is as vital to our survival as clean air and water. Every day we make choices that affect soil health. It’s time to conserve, protect and regenerate this living universe beneath our feet that may offer us a viable climate change solution. Part 1 of a Climate Change Solutions Series.

There’s No Tomorrow – This is a quick journey through the subjects of oil formation, peak oil, energy, economic growth, and resource depletion. I’ve condensed several years of reading and research into little over half an hour. The most important sequence is around the 17min mark, dealing with Growth…the real subject of the TNT.

What the Economic Crisis Really Means And What We Can Do About It – by Doing It Ourselves aims to broaden understanding of the debt crisis and peak resources and encourage action for the sake of personal preparedness, happiness and ethical living. This animation sums up the key challenges facing our global society of credit crisis and resource scarcity and describes a path we can take to a happier life, now and in the future!

The Wombat

Businesses

Australian Ethical

Diggers Club

Ecolicious

Eden Seeds

Green Harvest

Organic Gardener Magazine

PIP Australian Permaculture Magazine

Very Edible Gardens

Also see the links on other pages.

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