Transition Towns Reach New Zealand


Islanders to Plant 20,000 Fruit and Nut Trees for Security
We’ve already celebrated as the Transition Towns movement reached Australia, but it looks like the people of New Zealand are also getting stuck into preparing for a post-petroleum future. The above video comes from Waiheke Island’s Fabulous Fruit Tree initiative, which is aiming to plant 20,000 fruit and nut trees to act as a buffer for community resilience in case of food shortages. To find out more about other Kiwi Transition initiatives, check out Transition Towns New Zealand Aotearoa. You can also click below the fold for a news report on peak oil and Transition Towns. And do let us know of any community-lead responses to resource depletion or climate change that are taking place in your part of the world.

Further Reading on Transition Towns
Transition Town Plants Up Nut Trees for Food Security
Interview with Rob Hopkins, founder of the movement
Transition City Bristol
The Transition Handbook
Transition Towns Reach Australia
The Virtual Orchard Project
And Some Other Ideas for Weaning Us Off Fossil Fuels
Kite Powered Shipping
Backyard Permaculture
Urban Aquaponics
Local Farming Systems
Bikes, Cargo Bikes, Electric Bikes, Electric Scooters, Electric Cars, and Electric Trucks
Telecommuting
New Urbanism
Trains
Vegetarianism and Reduced Meat Diets
Algae and Waste Grease for Biofuels
Community Gardens
DIY Hydroponics
Freecycle
Car sharing
Airships
Turboprop Aircraft
Micro- , Macro- and Bloody-Massive-Scale Wind Turbines
Solar Power to Power a House or to Power the World

::Transition Towns New Zealand Aotearoa::via Transition Culture::

Tags: Agriculture | Biodiversity | Cities | Conservation | New Zealand | Oil