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How Greyton became one of 4000 'Transition Towns' worldwide

30 June 2021 12:49 PM
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sustainable living
Greyton Transition Town

Refilwe Moloto speaks to Marshall Rinquest, Director of Greyton Transition Town a community-based initiative making a difference.
  • Greyton is a small town in the Western Cape population of around 10,000 people
  • The town has become part of a global initiative called 'Transition Towns' comprising 4000 towns around the world
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Refilwe Moloto speaks to Marshall Rinquest, Director of Greyton Transition Town.

It is a community-based organisation with the goal of unlocking and cultivating resourcefulness within the people of Genadendal, Greyton, Voorstekraal, and Bereaville.

They are working together as a collective to build a resilient, sustainable and united community, redressing the past and walking into the future together, in the face of climate change and economic crisis.

Greyton is a small town of about 10,000 people.

It's about how if anything happens - like with the pandemic - how can we sustain ourselves.

Marshall Rinquest, Director - Greyton Transition Town

Waste and food security is one of the main things we are tackling.

Marshall Rinquest, Director - Greyton Transition Town

Unemployment in the area is high and they have developed two markets that help provide a place for locals to supply their produce and goods.




30 June 2021 12:49 PM
Tags:
sustainable living
Greyton Transition Town

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