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Transition Town Maroondah

 

Transition Town Maroondah
Victoria, Australia



Transition Town Maroondah's (TTM) vision is:

 

Maroondah: a Transition Town achieving zero net emissions by 2020; a sustainable and resilient community maximising participation and re-localisation.

 

TTM is part of a world-wide movement, addressing climate change, the end of cheap oil, and economic hardship by developing resilience and sustainability in local communities.  Localisation of most aspects of life, and the revival of old skills, are key components of this movement.  See http://www.transitionnetwork.org/ for world-wide Transition, which began in the UK.

TTM currently consists of several groups, including a small Core Groupp who organise events (including great film nights with discussion afterwards) manage a website (http://ttm.org.au) and emails (ttmaroondah@gmail.com), and liaise with local Council. 

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Core group members are also part of a slightly larger group which is working on a Strategic Plan for Maroondah, covering areas such as Food and Water; Re-skilling; Localising the Economy; Sustainable Transport; Health; Community Engagement and Participation; Education/Awareness-Raising; Waste; Housing; and Energy.  There is also a Sustainable Transport group active in TTM, mainly advocating for improvements to transport infrastructure.

Individual members (i.e. people on the email list) are involved in many activities that help make Maroondah more resilient and sustainable, such as growing their own fruit and vegetables, bee-keeping, putting up solar panels and reducing energy use, driving less and using public transport more, and so on.  As well as this, through our members we have links with a range of other community initiatives – see our website for more information.

We are also about to start work on some community projects as a result of our Strategic Planning.  Some of the things we are aiming for are more community gardens and orchards, more food growing in public spaces, schools becoming community hubs, street parties to help neighbours connect and share, re-skilling workshops, and improved facilities for bicycles.

There are two branches to what we do: one is to continue to raise public awareness of the urgent need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; the other is to get on with that ourselves, through the development of practical projects such as setting up a community garden.
 

If you would like to be involved in any part of Transition Town Maroondah’s activities,
or would like more information, please contact us at ttmaroondah@gmail.com

 

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