The diversity of skills needed to create appropriate change and build a resilient community from what we have now is too much for any individual on their own. But if we organise ourselves under the Transition community and face the challenges as groups and communities anything is possible. Each working group will take on a particular task or issue (such as waste, energy, education, food and so on) The group will work on ideas and potential viable solutions for increasing self-reliance in their area. The major requirement is people. People who understand the need for change to a more community-based and sustainable society.

People who are willing to give a bit of their time to effect such a change. If each such person could take on one task and help facilitate or be part of a working group then we will have made a start. With groups working on tasks and meeting regularly with members of the other groups for support and assistance, anything is possible. “Many hands make light work”.

  1. To work together with and report back to Transition Town Tralee’s steering group on the progress and requirements of each Group.
  2. To work independently as a group, but under the general guidance and principles of the Transition movement.
  3. To work with and encourage existing local volunteer groups and clubs to become involved in any areas in which they have an interest, or which may affect them.
  4. One member of each Group, usually the group leader, will be required to report to the committee at their monthly meetings.
  5. Each Group is to have at least two permanent members who will form the main part of the group, providing continuity for the Group.
  6. Each Group must be open to anyone who has a genuine interest or skill in the relevant area.
  7. Members of each group should have a personal interest or skill that will benefit the working group and the Transition movement.
  8. Each Group will need to examine their groups area in relation to their Economic, Social, Political, Environmental, Educational and Infra-structural impacts.

The importance of working closely with our local authorities cannot be understated when we are trying to build a sustainable and more resilient community. We are very lucky in Tralee and Kerry, that we have a large proportion of our local council who understands the future challenges facing the community it manages and represents. We need to work together, to firstly build a truly community based plan for the future.
Then to make this plan a reality.

For this reason it is important that our EDAP should be based on the same structure as the Covenant of Mayors SEAP. This cooperation with our local council will allow for both the community and council to develop, in a resilient and sustainable manner. Developing our EDAP along the same lines as the SEAP will help the community play an active role in the decisions which will effect it. It will help the Local Councils to interact with and structure our community along sustainable principles. It will most importantly allow the local and county council to gain funding from Europe through the Covenant of Mayors. Allowing for the physical implementation of a sustainable community based plan. EDAP.

We must learn to interact and grow as a community.

There are numerous individual and social groups based in Tralee and Co.Kerry doing fantastic work in all the areas they are involved. Each group has a depth of knowledge and experience in their particular areas and are very effective in their activities. TTT and Transition Kerry Network wants to pull the individual groups together to help create a truly resilient community.

To build a plan for Tralee and County Kerry that will make the Kingdom a good place to live for generations to come. A more sustainable and resilient community. The transition movement is based on the understanding that all the skills and knowledge we need are already in our community, in the people who share this great place with us. For generations to come the quality of life in our homes, countryside, villages, towns, cities, country even our world will depend profoundly on how we work together now.

The actions we take now as individuals and groups to deal with the present and future challenges our community face. Will be the pivot point on which history turned to a more sustainable, resilient and natural existence.