Transition To Sustainability

How can we involve the whole new England Region in building a sustainable future?

What practical steps or projects can be undertaken to do that?

Answers below are in no particular order

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  • Community Development considering alternative transport (i.e. biking walking) avoid garage front neighbourhoods
  • Educators for Sustainability - paid work with: Councils ;Schools; Business; media; community Centres
  • How do we reduce reliance on private vehicles
  • Electricity -
    • Locally,
    • Wind,
    • combine heat power Reduced costs (eg Woking sic)
    • Whole community use and therefore involvement
  • How to re-train youth to the region to ensure on-going economic sustainability
  • Enhancement of Transport and utility services
    • sewer,
    • recycling waste management -
    • Railways - green,
    • no car CBD
  • Eco Burial - Celia Sexton
  • climate Change impacts and responses
  • How can we best effect sustainable land use in the region (given the new local dir 208)
  • Richelle Roberts - How can the local community reduce the number of homeless animals -
    • reduce animals being put down
    • stop pet shops selling animals and
    • initiate a de-sexing program?
  • Adam - What are the lessons from past strategies in our region for the NESS?
  • How do we capitalise on the existing capacity within the nesac region
  • How can public open spaces facilitate social agenda
  • What resources do we have?
    • can we do an inventory?
    • A gap analysis?
  • Can we trade without money? Ali Buckley
  • How can we make our region more self-sufficient in its energy use?
  • what can we do to sustain natural environmental cycles i.e. Phil Allen
    • Oxygen,
    • water,
    • carbon,
    • nitrogen,
    • phosphates
  • Future of local energy
  • Building/construction
    • Sustainable housing i.e.
    • energy use
    • heating
    • cooling etc
  • How do we connect the region in a sustainable way? Ali Buckley
    • Technology and
    • transport?
    • Others
  • Angela Rebecca -
    • Revolution -
    • Youth in the driving seat -
    • Youth to mentor community to own their future
  • how to educate the community/community groups about sustainability
    • and then keep the interest going?
  • How can we best effect sustainable land use in the region (given the new LEP Due - 2011)
  • Phil and Mick Sustainable Food sources?
    • How to put this into practice
  • Future of Local energy
  • What startegies can councils use to encourage implementation of alternative energy supply systems - John Johnson Barbara Rugendyke
  • How can we make our region self-sufficient for energy use
  • what resources do we have?
    • Can we do an Inventory?
    • A gap analysis?
    • Can we trade without money
  • How can public/open spaces facilitate agenda
  • Use of alternative energy at regional level
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