Secret Science of Soil

Secret Science of Soil

Based on The Secret Science of Soil event co-hosted by Steve Batley and Kit Shepherd. Steve studied landscape architecture at Uni; worked in that field for 20 years then he studied Permaculture under Fiona Campbell and Russ Grayson (Sydney elders in the Permaculture network, now living in Tasmania). For the past 15 years he’s been…

The ‘Collage’  Phenomenon: Climate Fresk, Water Puzzle, Circular Economy Collage

The ‘Collage’ Phenomenon: Climate Fresk, Water Puzzle, Circular Economy Collage

There’s an exciting innovation in climate and sustainability education, that is beginning to grow in Australia. Originating in France, the event goes by names like Climate Fresk*, Water Puzzle, Circular Economy Fresk. They are a gamified form of learning dense material.  The originator is a French professor who was concerned that in his university courses…

Precious Water

Precious Water

Based on WATER PUZZLE event with Transition Bondi 3.3.22  Where does our water come from? Table of Content Where does our water come from?Where does it go after we ‘use’ it?Why are we running out of water?What is our water footprint?What to do? Introduction “Water is the source of life on earth. It is also the…

Our hour with Veena Sahajwalla: Embracing the Circular Economy

Our hour with Veena Sahajwalla: Embracing the Circular Economy

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Reform The queen of recycling materials was our guest in February.  Veena Sahajwalla graced us with her generous and lively presence and painted pictures of what is possible in the realm of using waste as a resource.  From local modular factories to rural and community micro facilities…. We learned…

This Wild & Precious Life – An Evening with Sarah Wilson | Review

This Wild & Precious Life – An Evening with Sarah Wilson | Review

Sarah Wilson joined us for our August Community Café event, to share her wisdom and experience, from the personal, through the social, to the political. It is a treat always to hear someone speak with ease across a range of topics that all interconnect.  She chose the Q & A format, rather than giving a…

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Responsible Runners Cleanup Lockdown Challenge (and a rosemary swap)!

Responsible Runners Bondi started more than a decade ago, with a group of friends willing to pick up rubbish as they jogged along Bondi Beach. It became mainstream and the movement grew up in other suburbs to do regular clean-ups. The local Bondi group started again in November 2020 with a monthly event. The format…

Kiss The Ground Screening

Kiss The Ground Screening

Kiss the Ground was screened for Transition Bondi’s last Summerama film night on Thursday, March 18. In the documentary, narrated by celebrity actor Woody Harrelson, science experts and activists unpack the ways in which the earth’s soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet. It is a story of a…

Climate Parties

By Kit Shepherd and Christine Thomas, Christine Brauer and Jenni Hagland led us with two evenings of Climate Parties in a new venue at Brown Sugar Café in Bondi Beach. The evenings were cosy and engaging, with tapas-style nibbles created by our resident foodie, Victoria.   Climate Parties bring people together to raise awareness around climate change and creating a sustainable future. They…