Calling all Elders! This is an excellent new event at The Maltings. Here’s your chance to learn about all the great things you can do in the local community.
From a Transition perspective Elders play an important role in many ways, not least in helping to pass on skills and knowledge that regenerate community resilience. Or, if you prefer, simply being able to help in the running of our ongoing projects is a great way to get involved in the community.
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Transition Farnham collaborates with Student Union’s Green Week at UCA Farnham campus: 8th – 12th February.
Not much of an early warning, I’m afraid: but this is a pilot Green Week for a fantastic Green Week next year.
Do come along as we’re involved with events on several days, here’s the programme:
Please note “Open Discussion” is a misnomer, what’s planned is an “Open Space Dialogue” with the theme of Green Livelihoods. Open Space Dialogue is a time to share core values, to listen to each other, to respect difference and find coherence.
After being interviewed by Kat Wootton, Editor of Life in Farnham magazine, a couple of weeks ago, we now have a story about Transition in Farnham in the February edition of this free glossy. Kat was familiar with permaculture as a concept and practice, so was able to grasp what the Transition movement is about without misunderstanding. We are very fortunate to have a local editor who gets it! The narrative is well tailored to the magazine’s readership while retaining a radical edge. Well done, Kat!
The pdf below is a “press clipping” and pretty unreadable; so here is the link to the digital edition http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?PBID=b2a94fd8-77db-48ed-ba93-3a50c786c9fd and go to page 27. The new http://www.lifemags.co.uk website is not yet operational.
There is growing grassroots innovation movement of Makers, Modifiers and Fixers that have the potential to initiate and accelerate more distributed, localised, low carbon, resource efficient (pro)sumption (production and consumption) models. This is being driven by increased access to information, increased sharing and collaboration, new ‘places and spaces’ to enable making, modifying and fixing, the emergence of new tools (e.g. 3D printing) and growing interest in thinking globally but acting locally. The workshop will give an overview of trends and issues that Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ® is seeing emerge based on 25 years of working in the ‘sustainability and innovation’ area and introduce a series of projects related to Circular Economy Innovation. This will be followed up by a 2nd presentation by Rob Simpson of Transition Town Farnham on local ‘social innovation’ projects that are operating in the Farnham community.
- Makers, Modifiers & Fixers: ’Grassroots Innovation’ and Circular Economy
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA Farnham, UK
– Background to The Centre for Sustainable Design
– New sustainability developments
– Introduction to ‘Circular Economy’ concept
– Emerge of ‘Makers, Modifiers & Fixers’ movement
– Examples of Circular Economy Innovation
– Circular Ocean Project
– Farnham Repair Cafe
- ‘Real World’ Sustainability Projects in the Farnham Community
Rob Simpson, Transition Town Farnham
– Overview of Transition Town movement
– Local Farnham projects and how to engage
– Farnham Local Food (community food growing)
– Farnham Hoppers (‘beer growing’ project)
– The Greenways network (cycling routes)
– Farnham Eco-cinema (eco-cinema and food sharing)
- Questions and Discussion
Fees & Registration
‘Makers, Modifiers & Fixers’ is a FREE event but registration is required via EventBrite
Follow related developments on Twitter: #CE_Innovation, #Circular_Ocean. #ShareRepair & #SusIn16
Here is an update of the Repair Cafe project held in URC Main Hall, South Street, monthly 2nd Saturday, 10.00 am – 12.30pm.
This successful project is now entering it’s second year and is a joint initiative with TTF and the Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) at the UCA, Faulkner Rd. The project venue has been graciously made available by the United Reformed Church and is financially assisted by Farnham Town Council.
For a full and detailed account of the background to FRC, please click on the hyperlink below and read Professor Martin Charter’s post to linkedin.com :