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Steering Committee Strategic Planning

Transition Gawler’s last Committee Meeting was focused on strategic planning for the activities that need to occur over the next 12 months.

We were glad to welcome some guests to the meeting and tap into their ideas and enthusiasm for transition to help with the planning process. Thank you to Suzie, Susan, Mark and Rory. Your input was very valuable. We also thank Chris Thornton from Uni SA who has proposed incorporating Transition Gawler into his PhD research about what gets people involved in ‘transition’ movements. This is an exciting research project that you will be able to find out more about over the coming months as we post further information about it.

The night was focused around three main topics ‘Raising Awareness’, ‘Projects’ and ‘Organising a great Unleashing event’. (This will see us become an offical ‘Transition Initiative’).

In progressing with ‘Raising Awareness’ we planned how to continue to get the Climate Change and Peak oil discussion out into the Gawler community. We looked at the long list of suggested projects from the first film night and found three projects under each of the themes (food, transport, energy etc…) and started to plan a timetable of events. We also spent time dreaming up what a great Unleashing event might look like and when to hold the event. You will be able to hear more about all this in the discussion to be held at the movie night planned for 30th April.

Finally we thank Mignon and staff at Conversations Cafe for hosting the night. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and hospitality of the evening.

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