Episode 54: Omstilling Sagene – a Norwegian Transition Town initiative

In this conversation I have the pleasure of speaking with Dayton Gordley and Camilla Skjerve-Nielssen who live together in Sagene district in Oslo, Norway. Together with a local group they´ve started up a project that aims to create a community that is both socially and environmentally sustainable. Their project is called Omstilling Sagene and it´s a part of the international Transition Town movement. In the interview they explain what transition is all about, why it´s important and how they have formed and developed their own transition initiative. They really emphasize the benefit and joy of “getting ones hands dirty”, and they demonstrate how doing sustainability work is both empowering and an effective way forward for people wanting to see actual change where they live. They also share lots of tips and tricks for people wanting to do something similar. They´re also glad to help out and support anyone interested in starting a transition project. Please contact Dayton or Camilla at omstillingsagene @ gmail.com

If you feel inspired or provoked by our conversation feel free to add your comments after the interview. You can also send in a written piece of work and get it published together with this episode. Further details can be found here.

Episode links:
Omstilling Sagene´s facebook page 
Transition Town Network 

 

The “Tilhenger hage” (trailor garden)

James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) er utdannet lærer gjennom NTNU og arbeider ved Åsvang Skole i Trondheim. Han har en variert opplæring innenfor dialogbasert prosessledelse, nærværstrening og konflikthåndtering. I fritiden trener og instruerer han aikido. Han er oppvokst i Oslo, men har studert og arbeidet i Trondheim siden 2005. Ta kontakt med James på følgende adresse: james.arnfinsen @ gmail.com
James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) has a teaching qualification from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), his subjects being geography, religious studies and sports science. He is currently working as a teacher in primary school. In his free time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art that in it´s essence is about creating a healing relationship towards oneself and others. James lives in Trondheim, Norway.