By Karen Majer
Transition Margaret River is a grass-roots community group, part of the worldwide Transition Network.
It’s a community-led local approach to creating a more sustainable, resilient, happier society in the face of challenges in today’s world, especially climate change, economic uncertainty and unsustainable resource use.
We formed in 2012, recognising the need for a group to tackle the issues of becoming a more sustainable community. Transition provided a good model of a positive local approach. At that stage there were several organisations focusing on specific issues.
Over the years, more activities started up, and we took on a networking function, supporting other groups and providing the big-picture story.