James Samuel & Finn Mackesy on the urgency of Transition Towns
Interviewed by Tim Lynch | November 26, 2008
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The main cooperative pillars of the Transition Town movement include Permaculture organic gardens and Living Economies which are new community currencies such as green dollars and time banking.
Intrinsic to this is sustainability, the key theme, bringing out local resilience and initiatives to create community gardens, and cooperative ways to educate and do business.
With its introduction to NZ in 2007 it has rapidly grown to over 43 groups, being either small towns, boroughs, suburbs or neighbourhoods. Whilst around the globe, they are now established in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States to Italy and Chile.
Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'