Another busy week

It’s been another busy week.

Monday’s meeting was a catch up on the different projects and activities we each are now working on. We covered a lot of ground, but highlights include the on-line map that Tom and Cian are creating to show Transition Homes (Paula is doing something similar with fruit trees) and a good discussion about the upcoming garden share scheme. We also got to see the latest issue of EcoEthos magazine which has just come out (focusing this month on Farnham! – contact me if you would like a copy), and began discussions about funding. You can read full details here.

The Times ran an article on Monday covering Transition Towns around the world.

And Rob Hopkins ran a piece on Thursday, which covered overall Transition progress to date. It included a reminder of Transition’s ‘cheerful disclaimer‘ which says: “Just in case you were under the impression that Transition is a process defined by people who have all the answers, you need to be aware of a key fact. We truly don’t know if this will work… What we are convinced of is this:

  • if we wait for the governments, it’ll be too little, too late
  • if we act as individuals, it’ll be too little
  • but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.”

And as part of this approach, Alex Scrivens and I will be going to Weydon School this

Wednesday to talk about peak oil and Transition to 110 twelve year olds. We are going to make it a fun and interactive introduction — not just telling them about the problem, but also engaging their creativity and enthusiasm to design what they would like Farnham to be like instead!!

We plan to roll this session out to other schools and age-groups in the Farnham area, so if you know of a school or class that would be interested, please let us know. And wish us luck for Wednesday!

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