Online links

Online Books and Reports
A great list and site with hundreds of free to down load books and documents on may topics include thoes relating to subjects surrounding transition.

Transition Radio
Podcast from the Transition Network and around the world on current Transition happenings.

Check out "A Short History of Progress" by Canadian Ronald Wright A factual account about human societies' hitherto generic inability to care about the long-term and the wholistic and the need to adapt / evolve to systems' thinking / actions.

Survival Hawkes Bay is a new website, aiming to make readily available information and resources likely to be useful for coping in the event that that the fallout from peak oil - widespread financial hardship, escalating fuel and food prices, the end of cheap imports, dramatically reduced tourism etc - arrives much sooner than most people anticipate. Survival Hawkes Bay is a sub-group of Transition Towns Hawkes Bay.

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand produced by Ministry for the Environment, May 2008.

Sustainable Living Programme - a growing offering being taken up by councils across New Zealand. See video clips of Rhys Taylor speaking in Orewa.

Richard Heinberg: What will we eat when the oil runs out? The Lady Eve Balfour Memorial Lecture, 22 November 2007. Download as podcast or 11-page pdf. Global food production faces four simultaneous crises arising from our relatively recent pattern of dependence on depleting fossil fuels.

Energy Bulletin Article, extremely valuable info. It is a timely reality check - and also reinforces the concept of re-localisation of communities as being the only possibility of survival - for some. Herald News article about Local Currency in action in Vanuatu. has a community chat forum where people can share knowledge of such topics as eco friendly houses, eco living etc. There are profiles of eco homes throughout New Zealand and regular news articles on environmental topcis. Celsias helps people discuss Climate change, then create and manage projects to reduce global warming. Help cool the planet today by reading our blog, registering as a Celsias member, finding a project to join or creating one yourself! The Be The Change campaign aims to encourage people like you to take action on climate change and to make those actions even more effective by inspiring others to take action and demonstrating to political leaders that New Zealanders care about climate change. The more of us that join together to Be The Change -our friends, our families, our schools, our community groups, our churches and other non-governmental organisations - the bigger the impact we'll have. Once you have registered, you can pledge to take different actions, you can share your ideas and comment or vote on other people's ideas Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a beer at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there.It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network. Farmers Markets have doubled in NZ in the last 2 years. Excellent resources to help set one up in your town! A lot of peak oil resources in one neat page.

New Zealand Oil production summary and forecast. A great piece of information looking at NZ and the peak oil scenario. Well researched and informative. Heralded by James, who saw his presentation at the ESR meeting.