Posted by Ruth Bode / 10:56 PM /
I have just returned from a local Transition Town meeting tonight after being invited to attend. The aim of the Transition Town Maroondah organisation is to raise awareness of sustainable living and build local ecological resilience in the near future. Enthusiastic groups all over the world are working towards making a difference in making our planet healthier.
The speaker tonight was Dr Andrew Monk who spoke about organic farming in Australia and the role of BFA (Biological Farmers of Australia). It was great to hear him speak about the BFA Organic School Gardens Program in which we are a Leader School. We are using lesson and resource material from BFA to educate our students about the advantages of organic gardening, applying what we have learnt to our school gardens. We are also reflecting back some of our ideas in order to help refine the lessons for other schools.
It is interesting how we constantly make new connections with others who have the same passion about caring for our planet in the way we make choices in our lives. I am confident that our young students are moving in the right direction confidently beginning to influence others. It's great to think that they are being supported by groups such as BFA and Transition Towns.
In Transition Video
This video tells some of the philosophy behind Transition Towns and how the movement came about. It is well worth watching to learn about why we need to change our ideas on how we use oil.
I love the comment about not waiting for everyone else to fix things but just getting on with things ourselves.....