Greyton Transition Town

The Greyton Conservation Society works along side the Greyton Transition Town.

Greyton Transition Town started mid 2011 when a group of local people met to consider the challenge of increasing fuel costs and the corresponding rise in the cost of living, particularly with regard to escalating food prices. We saw Transition as a means of inspiring the community of Greyton to come together to meet these challenges and to build a resilient, sustainable village in which everybody enjoys security from rising costs in fuel, food and other essentials.

Greyton Transition Town is a community-based, non-profit organisation that seeks to inspire and empower the people of Greyton and neighbouring communities to work together to achieve sustainability and resilience in the face of rising energy and food costs, economic crisis and environmental degradation.Greyton Transition Town is for everybody living in Greyton and surrounding communities, a banner to rally around to share skills, energy and any other support that can be offered to create a sustainable, healthy community.  Local children and people are welcome to work alongside our international volunteers on fun, ambitious but achievable projects.

The GTT works on the following types of projects:

  • Waste management
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Sustainable construction and housing for humanity
  • Recycling and upcycling
  • Education about and creation of sustainable edible gardens
  • Reforestation

For more information contact Marshall Rinquest or Nicola Vernon via the GTT website.

Youth Environment Leadership Program

GCS is committed to investing in youth as they are the ones who will inherit this rich natural heritage we are so keen to preserve. Today, being in nature has become somewhat of a novelty, especially for youth. Therefore, GCS aims to create opportunities for youth to experience their interdependence with nature, and changing it to a relationship of necessity rather than novelty.
This is an exciting time as GCS expands opportunities to create and recreate the relationship between youth and nature. 

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At the end of March, 2013, GCS in partnership with ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) and Greyton Transition Town (GTT) embarked on journey to the Cape Leopard Trust with 15 outstanding youth from Greyton, Genadendal, and Bereaville. For 5 days they hiked through fynbos and riverbeds, learned about a variety of topics ranging from cape leopards to composting toilets, told stories around the campfire, and slept under the stars. To read more about the trip, click here.

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