More Transition in the Farnham Herald

Rob has pointed out that there was a second article about Transition Farnham in last week’s Herald.

Page 6 tells us:

Transition Town talk at UCA

The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham is inviting people along to a free talk next month on the Transition Towns movement, explaining the appeal of cutting down dependency on oil.

The movement, which has seen communities across the globe working together to reduce oil dependency and carbon emissions, was started in 2005 and has grown to more than 800 communities.Initiatives have included creating gardens to grow food for the community, and business waste programmes that encourage recycling.

Finn Jackson, guest speaker at the talk, has more than 20 years’ experience driving strategic change in industry. He will explain the backgorund of the movement and the positive effects it has been having on different towns and communities worldwide.

The talk is being organised by the university’s Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD), which leads research on eco design and sustainability in product and service development.

Director of the CfSD Martin Charter said: “The driving force for the transition towns movement has not been money or an evangelical leader, it has been a growing grass roots realisation that the issues of climate change and peak oil are real. Acting together to address these issues gives us an opportunity to create a future that is not only lower in carbon usage, but also more vibrant and enjoyable.”

The talk will take place at the campus in Falkner Road no March 9 from noon until 2pm. To reserve a place visit www.cfsd.org.uk/smile/event2.html.

[Ed: Another relevant page is here: http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/index.cfm?articleid=23087]

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