Resilience Award 2016 - $1,000
Celebrating Local Skills that Reduce Waste – seeking nominations
We have become accustomed to living in a stream of 'stuff' being manufactured, transported vast distances, used briefly, then thrown away.
Replacement is usually cheaper than repairs so our communities gradually lose capacity to maintain, repair or re-purpose 'stuff' that is broken, superseded, or no longer needed.
All this makes it difficult for service businesses and skilled technicians to remain viable so where should we turn when we are forced to 'make do and mend' if our community resilience is tested by weather emergencies or loss of employment or services like power, water, transport, communications, food supply or banking.
Barely visible from the mainstream there is a valuable network of repairers, restorers, recyclers, repurposers and other local enterprises returning 'stuff' to good use and diverting it from the waste stream. Many of these are barely visible because their business model does not require expensive advertising, high rent locations or administrative overheads; instead they rely on local referrals, reputation and economy to continue being available to us when we need them.
So, let's celebrate these resilience heroes and the value they retain in our community with the Transition The Grove Resilience Award 2016. The $1000 Award is to acknowledge them and say "What you are doing matters!"
Who would you like to nominate?(You can nominate yourself, and help to complete the form is available if needed)
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What values do we share as members of a Transition Town? How do we put them into practice?
We're here to facilitate a grassroots, bottom-up local community approach to making this place an abundant, resilient, future-focused place to live. We are very aware of the global challenges to the future of humanity and civilization, but see hope and opportunity for the future in developing a strongly self-aware local community harnessing ways to live here elegantly and independently with a tiny carbon footprint.
We encourage you to share your visions and invite us to be part of implementing your ideas for our local future. Explore this website for help to start, then become one of the locals who are part of making it happen.