Join a Transition Town in 2017!

Focus on what you can do and not what you can't do.

Transition Towns are all about using our local skills and talents to build our communities resilience and sustainability. It is about taking action with your community, using your imagination and creativity to offer a range of solutions to the environmental issues identified in your community. If you visit any Transition Town facebook page or website you will find heaps of ideas, big and small, from enjoying a sewing skills class to starting a community solar project. Your Transition Town can do more if you join in.

Environment House Bayswater in Transition kicked off by jointly hosting a plastic free long table breakfast next to a local wetland in March. It is important to sometimes just enjoy each other's company in our local wetland and bushland areas! We then chatted with people from our local community at a Green Day event in April. A survey we conducted suggested that growing food and managing waste were important issues to people. We attended the Transition Town Conference with the other 22 Transition Towns in Western Australia, in May. The next event being planned is for Plastic Free July on Saturday 8th July. This time with a Long Table Lunch at the historic Halliday House, to provide a chance for people to again meet and talk. The event is listed on this website. You can read more about Transition Towns below.

The Transition Town movement started in the UK as a response to peak oil and climate change. The focus is on individual communities coming up with their own solutions to these problems.

Environment House sells The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins if you like to read to find out more. Otherwise you can read more at Transition Town Network or more locally at the Transition Town Guildford website.

Environment House is now part of this network as Bayswater in Transition. The Transition Towns focus is not on what we can't do, but on what we can do.

Bayswater joins other Perth transition towns including Guildford, Fremantle, Gosnells, Joondalup, Kwinana, Melville, Mount Hawthorn, Mundaring, Stirling and Victoria Park. It is a global movement described as 'communities coming together to re-imagine and rebuild our world'.

Community get togethers can be big or small.  Transition Towns in Perth have run clothes mending and clothes swap events, making your own soap workshops, verge planting mornings, plastic free long table lunches, back yard produce swaps, movie nights and whatever else you can think up! Projects don't have to be big to be useful to your community.

Do you have some transition town ideas of your own? Want to get involved? We'd love to hear from you. Environment House is looking for people of any age or ability who want to join in the fun of the Transition Town movement.

Get in touch at shop@envirohouse.org.au, via our Facebook page, call 9271 4488 or drop in at 125 King William Street, Bayswater. We're open 9am to 1pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am to 4pm Saturdays.