Transition Town Riddell
Riddells Creek has a community group developing a ‘Transition Town’ initiative.
The Transition Town movement began in Britain in 2005. “Transition” refers to the change from heavily oil dependent living to a more energy-efficient, sustainable way of life.
The Transition Network supports community-led responses to the twin issues of climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy; these responses build community resilience and happiness and local economies.
The lives most of us lead at present are only possible because of the readily availability of cheap oil, not just because of the amount of travel we do, but also the distance much of our food and other consumer goods travel, eg asparagus from Peru in winter and cheap clothes and household goods from China. In fact most of those clothes are made from oil, as are cosmetics, cleaning products, plastics and countless other goods. Such goods will no longer be affordable when oil prices rise.
In mid 2009 our small group decided to form Transition Town Riddell. Our aims have been to raise awareness of the issues and promote solutions. In March 2011 David Holmgren, guru of permaculture, officially launched the Transition Town Riddell group at the Food Fair held in conjunction with the Riddells Farmer’s Market.
We are currently forming Project Groups to cover the many issues involved in a Transition Town initiative.
Are you interested in local self-reliance, meeting likeminded people, learning new skills and saving money?
Think about joining one of our project groups. More information is in the brochure. Click here: TTR Brochure 0112-1
Transition Town Riddell (TTR)
PO Box 142 Riddells Creek 3431