Welcome to another round-up from Transition Town Farnham.
News since the last update:
- As councils like Bristol continue to publish reports on how they intend to respond to Peak Oil, we are looking forward to meeting with Waverley Borough Council next week to understand their plans for the next 12-18 months.
As this report by DEFRA says, “local carbon frameworks…will require local authorities to bring together voluntary sector bodies, businesses and public services, right down to individuals and households, to develop local responses to climate change”
- Meanwhile Transition Town Kingston will be holding a big launch party this Saturday (tomorrow). We are all invited, and Rob Hopkins (founder of Transition) will be speaking:
- And in case you can’t get there to hear him, Rob Hopkins will also be coming to talk in Waverley on 7 June. Details have yet to be finalised, but the location will most likely be the Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre in Godalming.
This will be your opportunity to hear it from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, so book the evening in your diary:
- Judging by the hour and a half of questions we were asked, our own talk at the Farnham Society went down very well. We showed a short video clip of Richard Branson saying that oil production will not be able to keep up with demand by 2015, and the US Military is now also warning of “massive shortages” of oil by 2015:
- The storm is coming and the time to put our raincoats on is now. Rob Hopkins’ recent blog summarises how to achieve Food Security, and explains why GM crops are a bad idea> WE’ve also been doing our bit, helping the FLFI to ‘skin’ their big new polytunnel.
- You can watch movies of many other things going on in Transition around the world here:
Other items on our blog include:
- How government and third sector will work together in the next 5 years to tackle climate change
- Green Mapping:
- The proposed composting factory at Runfold:
- Another part of government begins to understand peak oil (“Oh crikey!!”):
- Peak oil on the BBC:
- New allotments in Godalming:
- UK Carbon emissions fell 8% in 2009:
- How to create 100% affordable renewable energy for Europe by 2050:
- What to do with your runner bean glut later in the summer:
And finally, if you can’t decide who to vote for in May, visit this site and it will ask your opinion on 20 key questions and then tell you which party best matches your views: http://www.votematch.org.uk
Have a great weekend,
From all of us at Transition Farnham