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Coordination Group

There’s loads going on around Transition Darebin at the moment. We had a fantastic Transition in the Pub in collaboration with Friends of the Earth and already the next one, (26th of August) where we are going to talk all things home-brewing, is looking like it’s going to be a corker! The food swaps have been going from strength to strength with a great crew of volunteers and participants and an ever expanding array of food, seeds, know-how and great community engagement. The fruit squad has just passed it’s third tonne of food collected and Our Apple Tree is coming out of it’s winter hibernation to get ready for another season of workshops and ‘tree-bees’. Even the convivial kitchen and Croxton Commons are starting to get some momentum towards a huge year. And that’s just the start, there are cycle events, fun-raising, Permaculture Inner North, Fix-it Newlands and even talk of a ‘Transition Convergence’ with neighbouring Transition Towns on the cards.

But have you ever wondered how this stuff all gets organised! Well Transition Darebin has a co-ordination group. This group doesn’t run all the different groups and activities but aims to coordinate the actions so that it’s easier for people to bring about initiatives and powerful change in their local area.This is an incorporated group so can apply for grants and financial support but it also provides a knowledge and support resource to those who have seen a need and think that they can fill it. Along with this we coordinate liaison with other local groups and councils, publicity and media and a whole lot more (you can check out the different roles that make up this groups at coordination roles).

This is a non-hierarchical group that meets once a month. It’s an open meeting (as most everything is in Transition Darebin) and welcomes people who are looking to really get active in helping to make a more localised, resilient and low energy Darebin. Our meetings run from 7:30 – 9:30 and are always listed on both the Facebook page and the google calender on the website. We have a couple of roles still vacant so if you have been watching TD for a while and would like to suggest an initiative, take a role or just get more active in making it all happen then get along to the next Transition Darebin Coordination Group meeting and let’s make it happen.

9 August, 2015 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

Film screening – The Economics of Happiness, Sun 1 May

Please join Melbourne permaculture and transition initiative groups at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre on Sunday 1 May, for a screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a new documentary film by the International Society for Ecology & Culture (ISEC) about the worldwide movement for economic localization.

It shows how people around the world are already engaged in exploring alternative visions of prosperity: uniting around a common cause to build more ecological, more human-scale, more local economies – a foundation of an ‘economics of happiness’.

The film features a chorus of voices from six continents, including Vandana Shiva, Clive Hamilton, David Korten, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet’s government in exile.

The film on National Permaculture Day 1 May will be followed by a Q&A with film maker Helena Norberg-Hodge and those involved with local permaculture and transition activity.

Permaculture Inner North, Transition Brunswick, Transition Darebin, Transition Banyule, Sustainable Fawkner, Permablitz, Moreland City Council and Darebin City Council are the official co-sponsors of this event.

When: Sunday 1 May 2011, 6pm-8pm

Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, cnr Bell St and St Georges Rd, Preston

Tickets cost $15 or $10 concession, and are available from the venue by calling (03) 8470 8280

View the film’s website: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org

View the film’s trailer:

26 April, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

The World’s Biggest Eva Vegie Swap

Been looking for a chance to offload those excess tomatoes and pick up some apples?

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in conjunction with CERES Urban Orchard, Yarra Neighbourhood Orchard and Cultivating Community are holding “The World’s Biggest Eva Vegie Swap”.

Annerliegh will be there trying to rally a li’l support for the northern produce share movement. If you’d like to come along and just hang with her….awesome.

You can bring pretty much anything including fruit, veg, preserves, bottled delicacies etc.

When and where? Saturday 12th March City Square, corner Collins & Swanston Streets (next to the Town Hall) 10am – 2pm

Be there or be pear.

4 March, 2011 at 1:46 pm 2 comments


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