Transition Towns is a community-based movement that aims to strengthen local communities and encourage them to meet the challenges faced by climate change and peak oil. While Transition Towns is an international concept, each local community develops its own resources as part of the program.
This evening the newly formed Maroondah Transition Towns group convened a public meeting to discuss the concept and how members of the community can become involved within the project.
Two speakers discussed their experiences as part of the Castlemaine Transition Town project and spoke about the impact that climate change and peak oil will have on our local communities.
I was invited to act as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and assist in the facilitation of the event. The evening included a mixture of presentations and workshops aimed at raising awareness of these environmental challenges.
Transition Towns is an ongoing movement and the Maroondah group will be meeting on a regular basis to plan community activities and discuss how our local community can adapt to these challenges.