Electric Cars & Vintage Gliders – free show near Alton, 6th Sep

Silent Wings – Silent Wheels

SWSW graphicAt the Gliding Heritage Centre, Lasham Airfield, GU34 5SS on Sunday 6th September 2015, presented by EHDC, Energy Alton and Lasham Gliding Society.

Open to all with free admission.
• See vintage gliders
• Ride in an electric car
• Try out an electric bicycle
• Chat to the electric car owners
• Learn about electric vehicle charge-points Continue reading

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Green Drinks: May 19th @ The Albion

Green Drinks tomorrow, Tuesday, 19th May, 7.30 pm, The Albion, 1 Hale Rd

 Hi all,

This is to remind you that our next Transition Farnham Green Drinks will kick off 7.30pm tomorrow at The Albion! Mike is still waiting for a chef, but seems he’s happy for anyone who needs to eat bringing in a pizza. As usual he’s reserving us a large table.

TTF Energy Group: Tom has been working up the census, travel survey and energy stats to start on the group’s Energy Descent Plan (EDP). Green Drinks on the 7th May with Transition Haslemere provided an opportunity to discuss the next step – “visioning” (where Farnham should be) for the EDP. Tom had an interesting visit to the Westmill combined solar and wind farm in Oxfordshire. Hope he will tell us more about that.

TTF Real World Projects: this was the key presentation at UCA’s Sustainability Week, 5 – 8 May, which gave an overview of the current TTF projects, included FLF as example of local food initiative. See http://cfsd.org.uk/events/ttf/  Other activities included a Pop-Up Repair Café and a Swishing Event to test student engagement with sustainability issues, see https://transitionfarnham.wordpress.com/

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): Transition Fleet launched their Harts Community Farm initiative on 22nd April at a well attended talk by Paul Collins of Furney Copse Farm. Ed Brooks at Liphook proposes to set up a CSA on his new holding, see https://edsveg.wordpress.com  Continue reading

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Real World Projects in Community-University Partnership

Transition Farnham now has a range of grassroots innovations, called “Real World Projects”, which we are using to promote as ways for UCA students to engage with our local sustainability activisim.

See our new PPT Transition Movement Real World Projects, text by Rob Simpson, TTF, and visuals by Scott Keiller, CfSD @ UCA  Transition Movement Real Proj (2)

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Creating a Local Food Policy for Waverley

As part of the push to get access to land for Farnham Local Food CSA , I attended the recent RTPI seminar on “Food and Planning”, see Programme Food and Planning 2

Last year Transition Farnham drafted a Local Food Policy paper for the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan consultation. It was decided to submit this to Waverley Borough Council Planning Department as a Supplementary Planning Document for the Local Plan also under consultation, see Local Food SPD

This SPD and the reply from the Waverley Planning Policy team were presented at the RTPI seminar. Here is Waverley’s reply: Waverley Planning Policy Management Team response to Local Food Policy SPD

Unfortunately Hugh Ellis, head of the Climate Change unit at the TCPA and keen advocate of the Garden Cities vision of sustainable settlements, was not able to attend. For more on TCPA visit  http://www.tcpa.org.uk/ However the seminar was most interesting and the talks by Colin Tudge and Dr Richard Nunes I hope to share more fully.

 

 

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UCA Sustainability Week 4th – 8th May

UCA FARNHAM SUSTAINABILITY WEEK

UCA Pop-Up Repair Café 
5th May 2015
11.00 – 1.00
Gateway Services
Elaine Thomas Library
UCA
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS
Download more information: http://cfsd.org.uk/events/pop-up_rc/
Sustainability: ‘Real World’ Projects
6th & 8th May 2015 (repeated programme)
12:30 – 1.30 pm
Committee Room A
UCA
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS
Download more information: http://cfsd.org.uk/events/ttf/
UCA Swishing Party
7th May 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gateway Services
Elaine Thomas Library
UCA
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS
Download more information: http://cfsd.org.uk/events/swishing/
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April Green Drinks

Your invitation to Green Drinks with Transition Farnham

Tuesday, 21st April, 7.30 pm, The Albion, Hale Rd

 Hi all,

 

This is to remind you that the next Transition Farnham Green Drinks will be at The Albion, 2 Hale Road, from 7.30pm, next Tuesday. Mike is still waiting for a chef, but seems he’s happy for anyone who needs to eat bringing in a pizza. As usual he’s reserving us a large table.

TTF Energy Group: this is a new initiative led by Tom. The aim of the group is to model an energy descent plan as a reference for the Town Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan. The initial exploratory scoping meeting of the Energy Group was held last Tuesday. We look forward to hearing from Tom what this meeting achieved. There is a post at https://transitionfarnham.wordpress.com/noticeboard/ where you can access supporting web links.

 

New initiative: Farnham Eco-cinema. This looks feasible, so far, and I will give an update on the stakeholders interested in the project, a proposed venue, funding resources and technical support. Our inspiration is the Transition Chichester Eco-cinema, see http://www.transitionchichester.org/?q=node/347  Developing the theme of community-university collaboration, our next step will be exploring a concept definition of eco-cinema appropriate for this context. If you are interested in this initiative, please comment on the website where you will find this email posted. Continue reading

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A new Energy Group for Farnham in 2015

Petrol HeadWould you like to play a part in guiding Farnham towards a low-carbon future?

Transition Farnham is setting up an Energy Group to look at how we can encourage best-practice in heating, lighting, transport and other technologies that affect Farnham. We may start with an Energy Descent Plan but the scope of our project is as yet undecided.

If you have knowledge or experience of insulation standards, heating, lighting, power generation, green tech, the local government planning system, or anything else that’s relevant, come and join us.

Initial meeting: 19:30 on Tuesday, 14 April at 12 Three Stiles Road, Farnham, GU9 7DE

David

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