About the Sustainability Surprise Party
Sustainability Surprise Party is a series of events created by independent / autonomous groups, organisations and people with a view towards promoting sustainability. The Transition Leader Network is simply a community of practice for people championing whole system change, or whole system transformation. Our aim is that in your locality – and right across the world – we will actually become an ecologically sustainable, socially healthy and thriving society.
We invite your creative participation
We aim to have the ideas of whole system change and the Great Transition appear ‘everywhere’, so that people become aware of it from many sources. Our deeper goal is to establish a new way of operating on our planet, one where our society progresses beyond the current ‘growth for growths sake’ approach, which is non sustainable on a finite planet, to a life-sustaining society as the accepted goal of our times.
Success requires that a critical mass of mainstream society develops a rough idea of what is involved in actually transitioning to a sustainable society, and becomes committed to contributing to this within their sphere of influence. You can assert leadership in various ways.
Add your event to the Sustainability Surprise Party
Events of all kinds, along with blog posts and articles, are the yeast that will make the Sustainability Surprise Party rise and seed the idea of transformative change widely into the culture!
Try going direct to “Post Your Event” on the Events-Calendar page.
What counts as an event?
We think of ‘events’ very broadly. Anything that promotes the concept of whole system change and the Great Transition counts as an event.
An ‘event’ may be a presentation or workshop such as a permaculture training that you would be doing in May anyway, but positioned as a contribution to the Great Transition to a life-sustaining society (i.e. to the great wave of constructive change that is now happening).
Such workshops could briefly present the idea of whole system change and the Great Transition; encourage people to be active leaders in catalysing the shift in consciousness necessary for the Great Transition to succeed; and refer them to the Transition Leader Network website for information and support tools.