Transition Bondi takes a holistic approach to sustainability, recognising it is not a single issue but an interconnected web that touches every aspect of our lives. We’ve designed a series of events that focus on educating, empowering, and building a sustainable and resilient community.
We’re a community group powered by volunteers. Our projects are dreamt up and carried out by people from our community, each sharing their passions and skills with the rest of the community. We usually plan a whole year’s worth of projects based on our volunteers, budget and other resources. We’re always open to new ideas and anyone who wants to lead a project!
Our main projects in Bondi run from February to November. In 2023, we are running the following projects:
Past projects and collaborations
We have organised a series of engaging workshops aimed at fostering awareness and practical skills to combat waste and pollution. Our diverse workshops have covered an array of eco-conscious subjects, including the art of crafting Kimchi, the wonders of natural dyeing techniques, and the impactful Climate Fresk initiative. These workshops not only provide a platform for knowledge exchange but also promote a more sustainable and environmentally responsible way of life, empowering individuals to take meaningful steps towards reducing their ecological footprint
Bike repairs stall at Bondi Markets
Our bike repair stall at at Bondi Markets was lovingly run by passionate bicycle enthusiasts. Our dedicated volunteers offered on-the-spot fixes, tune-ups, and expert advice, ensuring your ride was safe and smooth. From flat tire rescues to full overhauls, we had your back, so you could pedal through life worry-free. We are grateful for the support and camaraderie of our community during the time we shared this bicycle adventure.
Film and Feast
From humble beginnings as Film & Feast in 2010 with three attendees (including Elvis the Hound Dog) and a documentary screened on a laptop, they’ve grown to welcome over 50 community member and ran for many years.
Film & Feast nights featured:
- The Corporation
- Garbage Warrior
- Just Eat It
- Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective
- Putuparri and the Rainmakers
- David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef
Inner Transition (wellbeing events)
Developing sustainable attitudes and outlooks!
These evenings provide a quiet space for us to share on a ‘heart and soul’ level as we find our way on the path to environmental sustainability. The feelings that we struggle with about the state of the world (and our part in it) as well as our breakthroughs, hopes and goals are all welcome.
Building community includes sharing our personal stories, listening under the surface and being inspired by each other! These are held on the first Thursday of the month, in a home-based setting.
Responsible Runners (beach clean up group)
Responsible Runners started in 2012 with a group of concerned citizens who integrated running and walking with weekly beach cleanups to reduce marine debris, build stronger communities and raise awareness about the health and environmental dangers of single-use disposable waste, particularly plastic, to effect positive behavioral change. Runners and walkers used to join together every Sunday for a fun 30 minute cleanup of Bondi, Bronte, Manly, Coogee, Balmoral, Newcastle, Whitsundays, and Horseshoe Bay beaches.
Over hundreds of weekly cleanups happened since September 2012, Responsible Runners have picked up more than 21 tonnes of rubbish, including over 200,000 cigarette butts and tens of thousands of recyclable drink containers, plastic straws, bottle caps, cutlery, and heaps more, submitted to the Tangaroa Blue’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative. We are proud to have received a commendation from the Prime Minister of Australia, endorsement by the NSW Minister for the Environment, and the Pauline McLeod Award for Reconciliation.
Join the local Bondi group for occasional run and cleanup, or run and collect events or create your own one and share it in this facebook group. ‘Run and collect’ events encourage runners to collect waste they find on their way. At the end of each run, the collected items of waste are sorted out and logged to monitor the impact. A monthly cleanup is also organized. For more details, contact us at [email protected].
– Run, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse –
Happy Fish Bondi
Vision: Ocean biodiversity and fish for the future.
Mission: Starting small and local, our goal is to make Bondi Beach Australia’s 1st sustainable seafood destination.
- By making it ridiculously easy for seafood sellers and consumers to know what seafood’s sustainable and where to get it, and verify its provenance.
- By leveraging Bondi Beach’s iconic status and locals hungry for sustainable produce.
Who? Happy Fish Bondi was started by volunteer locals alarmed to discover the extent of fish and ocean ecosystem decline. We’ve evolved into an independent environmental enterprise founded on passion, practical solutions and extensive ocean-to-plate networks.
We are coming to Bondi fish shops and restaurants soon! Visit happyfish.org.au to find out more.
For more information or to get involved, contact Sandra Marshall at sandramarshall9(at)bigpond.com or +61 02-9130-3314.