Sunshine Coast in Transition

Transition Connection for the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada

Welcome to Sunshine Coast in Transition

 

The Sunshine Coast in Transition (SCiT) website is intended as a hub for local activities relating to the global Transition Network. It is our hope that this growing movement, through this website and numerous activities on the Sunshine Coast, will help to bring together everyone on the Sunshine Coast who feels inspired to envision and create a positive future for our community — and to have fun doing it!!

Check the About page for a brief overview of our local initiative to date: the mission, goals and purpose as defined by our initiating group. Visit the Transition 101 page for a brief introduction to the global Transition Network, and visit our other pages (currently under development) to learn more about activities and events that are taking place within our community, as organized by either the Transition team or one of the many local groups who are focused on sustainability and resilience.

Check back often over the next while, and please let us know how we can improve the site.  Are we missing something important that is going on in our community?!

Upcoming Events for April 2018

  •  “Solar Energy on the Sunshine Coast” – a meeting hosted by the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association on Saturday April 7th, 2-4pm at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall, 5534 Xenichen Ave, Sechelt.  We will update the community about our initiatives in promoting Solare Energy on the Sunshine Coast.  There will be presentations from our board and the community including the new affiliation program, community solar array prospects, how to assess your home for solar energy, and lots of time for your questions.

  • “Fibreshed Day; Barn to Yarn” Sunday April 8th, 11:00am-3:00pm at the Fibreworks Studio and Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy. Madeira Park.   Sunshine Coast Spinner & Weavers Guild and local Fibre Producers promote local fibre, local dye materials and local artisans. Fibre fun for the whole family: sheep shearing, preparing wool for making your own clothes, spinning, carding, weaving, dyeing and felting demos and more.  See www.sunshinecoastfibreshed.ca website for more details.
  • “Planning a Seed Saving Garden”  Saturday, April 14th 11:30am – 1:30pm at in the Manil Room at the Gibsons & District Public Library, 470 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons.  Call 604.886.2130 to register.  Presented by the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective and Sunshine Coast in Transition.This is a free workshop, back by popular demand. Also join us at 2:00-4:00pm in the main library with the Master Gardening Clinic to chat about the Gibsons Seed Sharing Library, the Bean Seed Project and the Dutch Seed Bank project .
  • Earth Day 2018 Sunday April 22nd, noon until 5pm Roberts Creek Pier.  Come visit us at our booth to chat about Transition and our Transition projects.  We’ll be next to our partners, the One Straw Society.  Watch this space for more details.  
  • PERMACULTURE Design Free Activation Day; Gardening & Food Forestry.  Tour gardens and natural spaces with a group of like minded people while exploring Permaculture design methods, strategies and techniques for gardening or food forestry. Instructors Delvin Solkinson and Kym Chi.  Details and registration: www.permaculturedesign.ca/workshops
    • April 8 Squamish
    • April 14 Bowen Island
    • May 13 Roberts Creek
    • May 19 Burnaby

To find out about our events, sign up for our monthly Transition Sunshine Coast newsletter  …….contact us

Sunshine Coast in Transition Project/Interest Groups:

FOOD: We collaborate with the Food Group/One Straw Society www.onestraw.ca

NEIGHBOURHOOD: To apply or read about Transition Streets project   Visit Education page here

Roberts Creek Rural Resilient Neighbourhoods Project.click here

CURRENCY: Sunshine Coast Skills Exchange The Sunshine Coast Skills Exchange is now open for beta testing and feedback.  Put your knowledge to good use.  Find the skills and mentoring you need.  Build your team.  Make projects happen! Check it out. https://coastskills.ca

ENERGY: The non-profit Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association is continuing to pursue several initiatives, from a bulk buy of solar panels and accessories, to education, to a possible partnership with SD46 that may lead to arrays on school roofs. Visit their new website: http://www.suncoastcommsolar.weebly.com

Videos:

Check out these short videos by Core Team member & film maker, Dana Wilson:

Beginning Transition
New to Transition? Here is a short and inspirational sharing about how to get started! Rob Hopkins was a visionary permaculture teacher who helped co-found the Transition Movement. With his brilliant positivity he encourages everyone to practice ‘engaged optimism’, coming together in practical and activated ways to build the healthy and resilient communities of the future.

robClick here for Video: Beginning Transition/Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins    www.transitionnetwork.org
Film produced by Dana Wilson Permaculture Design   Envoy : Delvin Solkinson    Special thanks to Leonie Croy, SCiT

 Another new Gaiacraft Micro-Video as of July 2106:

Visionary Transition with Sophy Banks
Watch in HD : https://vimeo.com/gaiacraft/visionarytransition
Transition offers a vision of a future abundant with health and happiness for people, communities and the world civilization. It imagines a world where we have successfully redesigned our relationships, industry and society to resolve problems of peak oil, climate change and war. Here Sophy Banks talks about some of the visionary aspects of Transition. Sophy Banks background as a therapist sharing healing, support and family counselling bring a rich skill set to the Transition movement. She guides and supports groups and individuals to work through the processes and relationships involved in the transition of peoples lives and involvement in the Transition movement.

People in Need
With a world in turmoil there is mass migration of refugees out of areas without safety and support for their populations. Thousands each day make their way to other countries like Greece and Germany, seeking to create a new life for themselves and their families. Here Sophy Banks shares perspectives from Transition about populations of great need. Sophy Banks is one of the co-founders of the “Heart and Soul” group of Transition Town Totnes, which addresses the psychological and spiritual dimensions of Transition.

sophy
Click here for video: People in Need/Sophy Banks

Video : Dana Wilson   Envoy : Delvin Solkinson
Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage Team : Kym Chi and Annaliese Hordern   Permaculture Design   Special thanks to Leonie Croy

 

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