Transition Bondi this week – 2nd May

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Apr 302012
Come along this Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 6:30 pm. It will be a super interesting and fun evening! 🙂

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act.
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Will you be standing up for CSG at tomorrow’s Rally – Make sure you are heard ?

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Apr 302012
Will you be standing up for CSG at tomorrow’s Rally – Make sure you are heard
Don’t let O’Farrell get away with his draft Code of Practice for CSG Mining Last year more than 1500 submissions – from farmers, city folk, organisations, the catholic church, water experts, academics – were received by the NSW Upper House Enquiry into Coal Seam Gas.
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Continuous improvement of SustainabilityNews

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Apr 302012 continues to build on its strengths as a hub for the distribution of your news to a wider audience. As members and followers continue to grow in twitter and facebook we see membership accelerating.

At the recent Climate action summit numerous Sydney groups were invited to participate and more importantly let their membership know about

The Reach and technology. Work behind the scenes continues to focus on spreading your news further by integrating with other social media services and blogging platforms. Promotion of how to subscribe to periodical notifications by email (Already available) will also build our distribution channels. is totally non-commercial and will be now and as long as it exists. Once we build in size we will establish consensus based management for registered groups if required. A Complaints process will also be developed to support our determination to make this work for you with the least effort.

This is Your resource !


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Climate Action Summit 2012 this weekend – Did you miss out

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Apr 272012

Climate Action Summit 2012

Because you will be able to talk to scientists, academics and many leading Australian climate campaigners, and to: Help build a movement that can win a safe climate Understand more about climate change such as how unseasonal cold weather can fit the model of global warming Hear informed positions on what Australia should be doing – including international perspectives Discuss a range of approaches to action with experts and participate in workshop groups Meet like-minded people from around the…

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Environmental News Repost

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Apr 272012
Making Environmental News 27/04 – 43 Items (Estimated Reading Time = 3 min 19 sec)

Economy ‘must adapt’ in face of climate change 27 April 2012 ADAPTING to inevitable global warming will need changes across the Australian economy, including ditching property taxes that discourage people from moving out of areas prone to extreme weather events, the government’s independent research arm says.

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ATA’s YouTube Channel

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Apr 262012
Get informed about sustainability
ATA webinar — Retrofitting your home for energy efficiency

This is the third in the Alternative Technology Association’s series of free online presentations to share practical knowledge about energy efficiency, sustainable building and water conservation at home. It introduces a range of techniques and products to help retrofit your house for better energy efficiency, such as LED lighting, draught proofing, window coverings, insulation and secondary glazing.

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Transition Bondi ANZAC Day

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Apr 242012

Dear Transitioners,

Last Wednesday, local film-maker Ruth Hessey presented her world-class documentary “Waste Not” to a full room, despite the torrential downpour. The food was amazing, and we all learned how changes at the individual level can ripple through the system to create big waves in reducing landfill waste. Thanks to Ruth and all our enthusiastic members and crew for making the evening so great!

This week, Lance is back fresh from the Permaculture Convergence in New Zealand with plenty of great stories, interesting information & new friends to talk about. Make sure you nab him at one of our events for a chat on what’s happening in wider circles. And as always, we’ve got some great stuff coming up this week… read on!


25 May: “Sekem – Born of the Sun”

Wednesday Night Movie & Organic Dinner

The Sekem Farm is an ecological paradise in the middle of the Egyptian desert, both a thriving business and a close-knit community. It was born from Ibrahim Abouleish’s ambitious vision for an “Economy of love” combining ecological, social and cultural developments with economic success. In this oasis, nothing is lost, and a delicately balanced relationship between workers and nature is established.

  • When: Wednesday nights, doors @ 6:30pm for 7pm start
  • Where: Chapel by the Sea, 95 Roscoe St, Bondi Beach
  • Cost: Suggested donation $7 members / $12 non-members
  • More: Our weekly ‘think-tank’ session starts earlier around 5pm, and if you’d like to help prepare our communal dinner, please feel free to come at 6pm.

Around the Community


Community Garden Dig

Saturday mornings we meetup, share knowledge & tend to the garden at 241 Bondi Road.

  • When: Saturdays, 10am – 12pm
  • Where: 241 Bondi Road, Bondi Beach (follow the walkway to rear of property)
  • More: Bring some organic munchies to share!

 Working Group Meetup

Friday lunch, the working group co-ordinators meet at Transition Bondi HQ (near the garden).

  • When: Fridays 11am – 1pm
  • Where: Please email Bea if you would like to attend:
  • More: We invite anyone who has the passion and time to participate in Transition Bondi at a deeper level for this rich and rewarding experience.


Wellness by the Sea

Join Damien’s communal acupuncture group for some mid-week peace and relaxation. Damien is a qualified practitioner in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.


Show Me Your Heart

Violet Winters will be offering short energy healing sessions using the Peace & Empowerment Technique. When the head, heart and hand unite ordinary moments can become divine!

  • Where:  Chapel by the Sea
  • When: Wednesdays (stating from the 2nd of May) from 1pm to 4pm
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation
  • Contact:


Monthly Bushwalk / Bi-monthly Bike Ride

Anyone interested in the great outdoors should email for the information package for this activity.


Sustainable House Tour

Transitioner Marcela Brandao would like to get a Transition group together for an excursion to Michael Mobbs’ Sustainable House in Chippendale. It is most likely to happen on a Saturday in the next couple of months. Please send an email to to express an interest in being part of the excursion.


Thanks for checking out the Transition Bondi newsletter… we will be upgrading this service shortly. In the meantime, we hope to see you at an event soon!

Warm Regards,

Team @ Transition Bondi

Transition Links

Our Facebook page:

Our Facebook group is still fairly active:

The Transition Bondi webpage is hosted at Transition Sydney:

Transition Bondi YouTube channel:

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Knock, knock,knocking on Paddington’s door

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Apr 172012

Lets build Big Solar – Wentworth | Sharing Insight into how Solar Thermal Power Stations provide Bas…

“Let’s build Big Solar- Wentworth” is part of a National Campaign “Let’s Build Big Solar”, taking place all across Australia. To create awareness of the cost cutting benefits for everyone, with this great new technology, Solar Thermal Power is the energy source for today’s & tomorrow’s increasing electricity demands.

Members of local community group Big Solar Wentworth will doorknock houses in Paddington next Saturday inviting residents to be part of the Big Solar poll.

The poll is part of a national push by community groups across the country to ensure funds from the newly formed Clean Energy Finance Corporation will go towards building big solar projects.

Ian Rose, member of Big Solar Wentworth said, “The poll is a really simple people powered initiative to show people what big solar looks like and to hear people’s views on whether Australia should be getting on with the job of building large-scale solar projects.”

First time doorknocker and Bronte resident Martin Crawley said he was initially nervous about knocking on people’s houses, but was comforted by the fact that responses to the poll so far have been extremely positive.

We are hearing a consistent message from the community that it’s crazy how in the sunniest country on earth we aren’t harnessing solar power better. The sun can provide us with large amounts of safe, clean electricity that will never run out.” Said Martin.

The group are aiming to reach 1000 polls before the results are presented to local Federal member Malcolm Turnbull.

“The Liberal Party have a chance to get behind big solar by supporting the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in parliament in the next few months.” continued Ian.

“We’re calling on Turnbull to represent community views and throw his support behind the CEFC in parliament and ensure that it is an effective vehicle for the construction of new big solar plants.”

 Anyone interested in volunteering on the day can meet at 10am outside St. Matthias’ Anglican Church, Paddington or visit for more details.


 Lindsay Soutar, Campaign Coordinator, 100% Renewable 0411 098 853


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Garage Sale Trail – Saturday 5 May.

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Apr 162012

As part of the Garage Sale Trail, Waverley Council is holding a community sale on the Bondi Pavilion forecourt on Saturday 5 May.

Community and not-for-profit groups, including WIRES and Transition Bondi, will be selling second hand goodies to raise money and spread the word on the great work they do.

So come on down to re-use, recycle and pick up a bargain that supports your local community!

If your community group would like to be involved there are still some spots available. Call 9369 8242 or email

Want to hold your own garage sale? Register at

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Rally: Protect our land and water, Stop CSG!

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Apr 162012
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    12:00pm until 1:30pm
  • NSW farmers, conservationists, wine growers, horse breeders, Stop CSG groups, GetUp, the NCC, PLUS the Country Womens Association are decending on Sydney to protest the NSW Government’s open slather approach to Coal Seam Gas and irresponsible mining.The NSW Government’s policy fails to rule out one inch of NSW to the CSG or mining interests – breaking a clear election promise.

    Let’s make sure city folk stand up with our regional sisters and brothers, standing together before it’s too late!

    Meet Martin Place between Phillip and Elizabeth Sts, march to NSW Parliament.

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Saving the Kimberley. Our land or Gasland? | What’s On – City Of Sydney…

Find out why saving the Kimberley from gas and industrialisation matters in Sydney and across NSW.

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