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Transition in Break ODay . . . Moving Forward! Transition Towns/Transition is not an organisation, a business, or an agenda directed, top-down or micro-managed process. Transition is a local, community-inspired, creative and ever evolving, place- specific/relevant and bottom-up movement for change . . . Transition Towns/Transition is community focused. Transition works to build cohesive, strong and resilient local communities which embrace and foster local diversity, interconnectedness and skills and which take care of their local natural environment and natural world.
A push towards clean air, sunshine, beauty, rediscovering each other; community and celebration. This is a key shift in our perception. The difference between change that feels like being torn away from something and change that feels like moving towards something is huge. This is the approach Transition takes. It suggests that the collective intentional transition could lead us to a far better place than where we are today. Whos to say that the world we see today is the best we could ever do? Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition (Ref: The Transition Companion Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times Pub: Green Books, 2011, p39). A Transition Roadshow (a joint initiative between Transition Tasmania and Be the Change Aust.) was offered in both St. Helens and St. Marys in December 2012. This helped to raise awareness of global issues which may currently, or potentially, impact on local community life
or on the lives/lifestyles of some individuals, or sectors of local communities.
Various additional Awareness Raising workshops/events may be offered in the future, depending on local community interest at the time. Subsequent to the Roadshow here in Break ODay, small groups of community members have come together to brainstorm ideas for local community-based initiatives. (Refer Transition Break ODay blog/facebook sites/links for further information.) The Transition Break ODay Steering Group was formed on 17th January 2013. (Refer Transition Break ODay blog/facebook sites/links for further information.)
In addition, follow up Transition in Action workshops are planned to be offered locally (e.g. organic gardening, Permaculture/Biodynamics, compost making, home renovations/building, seed saving/sharing, composting, propagation, recycling, community skill sharing, food growing, harvesting and preserving, bread making, cooking, etc). Transition in Action workshops/events will seek to meet local community interest/need at the time. Transition Skills Training Workshops are also planned to help facilitate Moving Forward here in Break ODay. These will include training in facilitating group meetings, if needed. (These workshops have already been offered through Healthy House.) We can also invite other transitioners from Tasmania and elsewhere to come along to share experiences and feedback.
So, were all in the process of discovery. Were in the process of writing our own unique local Transition story
No one is an expert; no one is in charge. We can be guided by others experience, and are also free to be innovative and creative. Transition is an organic and evolving process. We can therefore feel free to experiment, to make mistakes, to learn
and to grow and move forward. Transition is about coming together, making new contacts and new friends
its about celebrating where we live and about creating the communities wed like to live in
and, above all, its about having fun!! (sourced from website 6/11/2021)