Join a Transition Town in 2017!

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

Does a long table breakfast beneath the canopy of paperbarks, nestled between two wetlands, sound good to you? Or perhaps a produce swap on a Saturday morning? Or what about helping set up dog poo worm farms in our local parks with compostable plastic bags? Or a verge garden in your street? Transition Towns is all about using our local skills and talents to build our communities resilience and sustainability. It is about taking action as individuals but working as a community.

Bayswater in Transition is joining with No Houses in Wetlands to host a plastic free long table breakfast on King William Road Reserve, between two local wetlands at 7am, Sunday 26th March. The event is to make the most of our Bayswater outdoors and meet local people. We are looking for people to join in and see what we can achieve together.

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.