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September 2018 Newsletter

“Many people planning ahead are already questioning the notion that the future will be a faster, shinier version of the present. And even if this future were possible, people are also questioning whether it would be what they want for themselves or their children. Some recognise the need for urgent changes to the way we live, and...

August newsletter 2018

Trying to explain the ideological contradictions of neoliberalism is a fools errand. The problem is that for 30 years those in favour of privatising hospitals and nationalising football stadiums, of regulating marriage and deregulating banks, and of subsidising coalmines and opposing renewable energy  have not needed to explain why their friends were treated differently...

June 2018 newsletter

At a point seemingly of collapse, not only of the systems that dominate how we cooperate but also of our response, I wanted to show that the personal is the political, and that infectious change can start by adopting sustainable practices as members of collective households and genuine communities in heartfelt neighbourhoods. What the...

An extra May 2018 e-news

Inspiration is not garnered from the recitation of what is flawed; it resides, rather, in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, re imagine, and reconsider…Healing the woulds of the earth and its people does not require saintliness or a political party, only gumption and persistence. It is not a liberal or conservative activity; it is a...

April/May e-news 2018

What the Transition movement does incredibly well is small-scale experiments which are practical, which resonate with local people, which look as if they’re doable, and that can engage people at a practical and meaningful level. It connects up the big issues and the local issues and shows you that change can happen at a...

January/February 2018 e-news

“It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory.” Laurie Macfarlane This e-news includes information about: our next community conversation– political economy of housing and real estate; a talk on radical mycology with internationally renowned Peter McCoy in Daylesford; an upcoming conversation on democracy,...

November 2017 e-news

We need stories which guide us… stories which can dream us back into  proper stewardship of the earth (1) Welcome to the November 2017 e-news. In this edition you can read about : our next community conversation with Taryn Lane on Sunday November 19th.  Taryn will share stories about her recent visit and research into zero-net energy...

The Commons, the Cooperative and the Wardrobe

What: The Commons, the Cooperative and the Wardrobe When: Sunday April 2nd 2017, 5.00pm Where: Ray Bradfield Room Castlemaine (between IGA car park and Victory Park) This event is the next in a series organised by Localising Leanganook (Dja Dja Warrung name for Mt Alexander) as follow on from some of the hearty presentations...

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