Transition Town Kurilpa is now recognised as an official Transition Town Initiative. Along with Sustainable Maleny north of Brisbane, Transition Town Kurilpa was today recognised by the Transition Network for our efforts to make our communities and Australia more sustainable through our localisation efforts.
Transition Town Kurilpa aims to make our little peninsula and its community more resilient. The word sustainable has so many co-opted meanings, we are using the word resilient in the ecological sense – in this case resilient to the twin concerns of climate change and peak oil.
We intend to raise awareness of these issues and to develop an Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) covering the areas of food, transport, energy , community, health, recreation, waste, built environment and housing, infrastructure and tourism.
We (and other Transition Initiatives in the Brisbane area) will be showing films, having discussions and facilitating trainings (see events) to members of our community to maintain or improve our quality of life, increase social cohesion and prepare for the inevitable changes that are occurring through climate change and peak oil. We see planning for these changes as a positive thing if we do it as a community. Our trainings will show members of the community how to reskilling themselves in gardening, building, carpentry, jam making, wall building, using tools, bike maintenance, composting – the sky is the limit.