Leonie Croy. In a chapter called Transition in my new book, I describe a vision of bringing people (with a shared interest) together over a theme. Mark and I wanted to contribute to our community by facilitating the connection of people — and get them interested in taking action on environmental or other community-impact projects. A friend told us about the global Transition Town movement, and then there we were meeting Leonie at her Transition booth at the Synchronicity Festival in our home town. Coincidence? I don’t think so. When we put our mind on a vision, we attract the elements we need to support it.
Leonie Croy grew up in Perth, Western Australia and has lived with her family in Gibsons, British Columbia for more than 25 years. Her professional background is in Holistic Nursing and Visual Art Design. In 2012, Leonie co-founded Transition Sunshine Coast CANADA. Transition is a grassroots initiative inspiring communities to journey from dependency on fossil fuels toward local resilience that is ecologically sustainable. She coordinates the Transition Streets Project on the Sunshine Coast and is also a certified Transition Trainer. Leonie is an active member of Gaiacraft and the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective where she teaches seed-saving workshops and promotes seed saving. She is currently completing her Permaculture Design Diploma in Community Services through the Permaculture Institute USA.
Leonie is a gentle soul who works hard and cares deeply. A huge shout of thanks to her for the important work she does!
Here is Leonie’s review of Shine Bright: Live A Supernova Life …
“Change is inevitable. When we prepare for change and embrace it, we are more capable of navigating the outcome and we can feel empowered to act for ourselves, our families, and our world.
But it isn’t always easy to shift out of our personal or cultural comfort bubble into a new place, even when we feel deeply about living gently upon the Earth, because the transition can be scary, disorienting, lonely or uncomfortable.
Through the personal, heartwarming stories in Shine Bright: Live A Supernova Life, Sheila Cameron inspires us with her experiences of stretching social norms, and finding truly sustainable solutions to real challenges. She motivates us to step forward to the edge of our personal and cultural comfort zones, and shares her own inner transition journey with honesty, vulnerability and courage. As a parent of young children, Cameron’s solutions contain practical wisdom, and tried and tested possibilities. Beautifully written, Shine Bright is woven with fun and creativity as Cameron’s circle of influence expands to community. Helpful resources are embedded in a skilfully structured format, too.
I’d love to see this book used as a catalyst for meaningful discussion within families, book clubs, and community groups.”
— Leonie Croy, Coordinator Transition Streets Project & Co-founding member of Transition Sunshine Coast CANADA