Peterborough in Ontario is a small city and sits on the beautiful Otonobee River. The city is very green in many ways – from its trees, parks, community gardens and successful farmers market. To its very friendly people. Peterborough is also green because it happens to be the very first Transition Town in all of Canada.
There are Transition Town groups in many countries of the world – from the UK to China to New Zealand. Their purpose is to assist their community to make the transition to a low carbon sustainable future. Characteristics of Transition Towns are about making things local again (relocalisation), grassroots based action and most importantly about making the transition to a sustainable future lots of fun for everyone.
Transition Town Peterborough has made some significant contributions to the city. It holds annual events based around buying locally and has initiated an alternative currency. It has a website and even an excellent regular magazine with local relevant articles. What can we learn from its successes? I am particularly interested because I am part of Transition Town 473 based in North East Valley in Dunedin.
On the 17th May I spoke with Cheryl Lyon, Secretary of Transition Town Peterborough about some of their activities, their achievements in Peterborough and how they keep their Transition Town alive and active.
To listen to this programme about Transition Town Peterborough please click on http://www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=2c274272-e9de-4fa3-aa15-f41a8615da30
For more information
- Transition Town Peterborough go to http://transitiontownpeterborough.ca/transition-town
- Transition Valley 473 – go to http://www.transitiontowns.org.nz/dunedinnorth
- You can find out more about the Transition movement at https://transitionnetwork.org/about
This show was originally broadcast on the 2nd June 2016 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.