Geraldine Crumpton, Fernleigh
I couldn’t agree more with Phillip Fraser’s article, that it really is time for Byron Shire to Save the World.
A lot of what he suggests is already happening all over the globe via the inspiring Transition Towns movement.
Originally an idea created in the small town of Totnes in the UK in 2006, it has been growing successfully ever since and has now spread to thirty countries.
There are Transition Towns all over the world that are actively planning and striving to become sustainable and resilient so they can be better prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is an exciting movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.
So why aren’t we doing something like this?
In a Shire with so many smart, creative, talented and imaginative people, there is so much potential here to create an exciting new future for ourselves, and to be an inspiration to the rest of the world. And as Phillip rightly says ‘If not now, when? And if not us, who?’
If you’d like to know more about the exciting Transition Town movement, go to www.transitionnetwork.org.