Writing this with one eye on the Eurovision Song Contest (isn’t Graham Norton great?? — and surprisingly similar to Terry Wogan!!) I want to let you know that
- There are discounted places available (40% off) at the Transition Training taking place in Islington next weekend.
We did the training here last September and it was time very well spent, so if you missed your chance then or if you’d like to find out more about Transition
you can click here to find out more http://www.transitionnetwork.org/about/training/training-transition
and here to find out how to book your your place: http://transitionfarnham.ning.com/profiles/blogs/stop-press-discounted-places
The kids are now clapping Turkey’s robot and
- If you can’t make the Training Training you really should come to hear Rob Hopkins, Founder of Transition, speaking in Godalming on the evening of Monday 7 June.
Details are here: http://transitionfarnham.ning.com/events/rob-hopkins-visits-waverley
Iceland now clubbing away with “Je ne sais quoi”, and
- If perhaps you feel you could write better lyrics, you might like to enter the Transition Poetry competition being run by Transition Leytonstone.
There are three age groups: 6-11, 12-17 and 18+, and details are here:
The Ukrainian entry might like to know that:
- From 2020 all buildings constructed in Europe will have to be (nearly) carbon-neutral in their energy usage.
One of our members of Transition Farnham is from Sweden and regularly talks to his sister who already lives in one of these well-insulated houses. In the winter the temperature outside can be minus 20, but she is in a t-shirt in a house heated only by appliances like fridges and televisions, while her brother shivers in a Farnham terrace.
More details here: http://transitionfarnham.ning.com/profiles/blogs/nearlyneutral-buildings-from
France’s entry next, and they might like to know that:
- Prizes of up to £5,000 are available for community-based travel projects
Finally (with Romania singing in the background) I recently spent a week in Southern Spain, where the local town of Tarifa (half way between Gibraltar and Trafalgar) was completely powered by wind turbines. This short video shows maybe a quarter of the wind turbines they use. But don’t worry, we won’t be seeing this in Farnham — it’s not nearly windy enough. Although we could do what they are trying to do in Camden, and build our own wind farm in Wales.
Enjoy the rest of the Eurovision (Russia now) and I do hope you can make either the Transition Training or the Rob Hopkins talk. (I know we have people coming from as far afield as Haslemere and Portsmouth!)
From all of us at Transition Farnham, have a good weekend.