Many thanks to all those who turned up at the Maltings last night.
We watched two films about peak oil. The first explained how we can expect energy prices to continue to rise, with severe negative effects on our economy and way of life. It talked about the urgent need to build a new, locally-focused economy and relationships. The second film painted a positive vision of how this could be achieved. It showed that although energy costs may rise, it is possible to build a happy, fulfilling life that uses less energy.
What the future holds for Farnham will depend on us.
We now have a core group of more than a dozen people who have committed to be involved in making that positive future happen. And that group has already grown today by two three new people who have got in touch.
In the words of Ben Brangwyn, transition founder who is quoted in Rob Hopkins’ blog today, “We don’t know if this will work. But if we leave it to the government it will be too little, too late. If we do it on a personal level, it won’t be enough. But if we do this as a community, it may be just enough, just in time.”
Yesterday Farnham took the first step.