If we create a culture that promotes well-being and prosperity for all,
then we will be in a position to discover who we really are.
                                                 Martin Seligman

Ramping up the climate conversation to the level of whole system change

The Great Transition Splash will kickstart the conversations and other communication necessary to enable people to come to grips with the transformational changes necessary to pull us out of our ecological nosedive. It will probably be in June, July or August, 2019.

During the lead-up we are inviting individuals, organisations and opinion leaders to commit to communicate in some fashion about the goal of transitioning to a life affirming culture during the Splash. Ready-to-use communication tools are in the Resources section of this website, and of course people can devise their own.


Our goal is not modest. It is to inspire mainstream commitment to turning things around.

Our deeper intent is that as a globalised civilisation we evolve the attitudes and institutions that will enable us to operate within planetary boundaries.

To change everything, we need everyone.

To change the system, change the thinking.

We are seeking expressions of interest in ‘doing something’ during the Splash. Even small things count, such as talking with our friends about transitioning to a life affirming culture.

There are a wide variety of possibilities. They include:

  • Sending emails to our personal networks.
  • Posting blogs and other social media.
  • Publishing articles (takes lead time).
  • Conducting Kitchen Table Conversations.
  • Offering Kitchen Table Conversations training to your corporate staff.
  • Guerrilla marketing tactics such as putting flyers and videos in professional waiting rooms.
  • Large organisations, such as GetUp! and Avaaz encouraging their members to be citizen educators using specially prepared communication tools
  • Psychotherapists and relationships counsellors offering low-cost workshops teaching do-it-yourself tools for resolving emotional disturbances and cultivating creative thinking skills. 

The idea of whole system change to a life affirming culture, and the idea of helping people think better, both of which are central to the Great Transition Initiative approach, are unfamiliar to most of us. It is not a matter of intellect, competence, or general ability. It is simply a different way of thinking that most of us have not given much attention to. It derives from the insights into the neurology of improving skilled behaviour. During the lead-up we will offer occasional webinars about this new paradigm.

We believe we have an innovative approach that can make a significant contribution to the evolution to a life-affirming culture.

If you already know that you’re interested to do something during the Great Transition Splash, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
We will add you to the list, and keep you in the loop.

Likewise, if you like be advised of upcoming webinars.

Andrew Gaines
Great Transition Initiative admin team