Greyton Transition Town - Flagship | 110% Green

Greyton Transition Town is committed to working with individuals and organisations in the Ward Two area:

  • to build resilience to rising fuel prices through the introduction of renewable energy with the aim to have started a pilot project of 100 kw solar energy installation on Emil Weder School by the end of 2013.
  • to build resilience to rising food prices through promoting the growth of vegetable gardens and buying local with the aim to complete vegetable gardens in each of the six schools in the area and the Greyton Police Station by the end of 2013.
  • to building employment through sustainable green entrepreneurism with the aim of holding at least two micro-MBA courses for new emerging entrepreneurs and to be mentoring at least four businesses by the end of 2013. 
  • to supporting environmental education in schools and youth centres in order to engender empathy in children and thus reduce bullying and violence, and to prepare young people for careers in the green industries with the aim to complete the current environmental awareness programme and to initiate another six month programme before the end of 2013. We also aim to raise sufficient funding to introduce the Humane Education Trust programme in all five primary schools. Finally our aim is to work with Communiversity to establish their second campus in the Overberg and to have this confirmed by 2013 for roll out in 2014.
  • to reduce waste in order to engender pride in our beautiful landscape with the aim to hold at least four public clean up days involving schools and volunteers during 2013. To create employment through recycling and upcycling with the aim to provide at least four permanent jobs by the end of the year.
  • to support the homeless and back yard dwellers in the Ward Two area to self- build user-designed, environmentally friendly, well insulated, affordable, simple housing with the aim to identify land, secure permission, complete impact assessments, raise funds and start building 40 homes for up to 120 people by the end of 2013.
  • to unite the community at a local level to face the global challenges and to have fun doing it with the aim to establish parallel transition committees in Heuwelkroon and Genadendal with representation of two leaders from each committee on the Board of Greyton Transition Town by the end of 2013.