Kwoorabup Denmark

Australia

Transition Kwoorabup Denmark (TKD) aims to help build self-reliance, resilience and re-localization in the Kwoorabup area/ Shire of Denmark (Western Australia) in response to peak oil and climate change.TKD is an affiliate group of Denmark Environment Centre.KwoorabupKwoorabup is the local indigenous Noongar peoples name for Denmark. The origin of the name is attributed to the Kwoor – a small black wallaby. Kwoorabup is often said to be between the territories of the Menang and Pibulmun Noongar clan territories. We give thanks to all Noongar people past, present and future for the opportunity to live in and help look after this country. As a point of interest – South-West Australia has six seasons known to local Noongar peoples – rather than the four seasons known to European settlers. As with elsewhere in the world these seasons are growing more erratic as the effects of climate change become more apparent. What we doRaising awareness about peak oil, climate change and related sustainability issues.Hold community brainstorming sessions to share ideas for actions is areas such as food, water, energy, transport, and education…Support existing sustainability groups (ie. Denmark Environment Centre, Green Skills, Green Town Energy Services, Climate Action Denmark, Centre for Sustainable Living…) and projects.Proactively encourage local initiatives that help us produce food and energy locally, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generally live more sustainably. How you can be involvedJoin a working group, the steering committee or volunteer to help at any of our events.Come along to our Transition Movie screenings and discussions at the Centre for Sustainable Living.Let us know what you, your business or organization are doing to reduce oil dependency and greenhouse emissions.Initiate or join in practical projects.Contact Transition Kwoorabup DenmarkEmail: TransitionDenmark@nullgmail.comPostal: c/o Denmark Environment Centre, PO Box 142, Denmark W.A. (West Australia) 6333Phone: (08) 9848 1644