World Change Starts in Your Neighborhood

LiberatedLawnA liberated lawn

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not – Dr Seuss

Through the re-localization movement people are taking back power from corporations and reconnecting with nature and other human beings. An inspiring film from Australia describes how to make your own block a Super Hood.

We’re building our own Super Hoods here in New Plymouth (check us out at our Transition New Plymouth Facebook page). I started one in my street by liberating my front lawn to plant potatoes and silver beet (chard).

If and when summer arrives, we’re going to close the road down for a street party.

Photo credit Manawatu Harvest Festival

1 thought on “World Change Starts in Your Neighborhood

  1. You had me at the Lorax. This is excellent work showing sustainable change is possible by starting from the ground up rather than the usual heavy handed top-down approach that rewards hierarchy and power. Hope your transition town is successful and looking to forward to hearing more about it.


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