The plan was launched at a showing of the award-winning documentary, The Economics of Happiness, attended by a very positive crowd of about 100 people.
Following the launch groups of local residents have begun acting to bring to fruition several aspects of the plan by working on initiatives to do with growing food and medicinal herbs, developing a directory to encourage consumption of locally grown or processed food, and investigating biofuels.
In addition, the group has continued to engage the community with a series of monthly public meetings and workshops on topics as diverse as how to reduce household electricity consumption, start a home garden from scratch and set up a worm farm (in conjunction with the movie Dirt!).
It also co-hosted with the Scenic Rim Greens, a public meeting about the renewable energy initiative, Beyond Zero Emissions.
Its next public meeting/workshop in March will be a screening of the movie The Vanishing of the Bees and a workshop on beekeeping.
Keep up to date with the group’s activities by ‘liking’ its Facebook page at Transition Tamborine Mountain: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Tamborine-Mountain/191963117507639?ref=ts&sk=wall