There's lots more exciting news from Transition Cambridge this week, including the garden share scheme, an East Anglian Transition gathering this Saturday, a new Transition Network guide, and the food group and well-being group meetings on Wednesday and Thursday.
Transition News and Events
Transition News and Events
The Garden Share Scheme, organised by Transition Cambridge's Food Group, is now open for registration, so if you want to grow veg but don't have the space, or have a garden but don't have the time or energy to look after it, this could be for you! More info here: TTFood.GardenShare
This coming Saturday, Downham Market and villages transitioners are organising a gathering for those involved with Transition in East Anglia to meet, network, share views and information, and inspire and encourage each other. This is primarily a forum for those already involved in Transition and who are already well aware of the issues of peak oil and climate change (i.e. there will not be sessions introducing or debating these issues). The focus will be on responses, and learning will be participatory through 'open space'-style sessions. If you would like to go, please let Carol know and there may be possibilities of sharing lifts (e-mail us if you are interested and we'll put you in touch with others who are going). Starts at 9:30-10am, aims to finish by 6pm, at Downham Market Methodist Church Hall, Paradise Rd, Downham Market, PE38 9JE (a short walk from the train station, e-mail Carol for a map) and there is a suggested donation of £3 to cover costs. Please bring some food to share, and vegetarian soup will be provided.
New and hot off the press! The Transition Network's guide to "Who We Are and What We Do" now available from the Transition Network web-site in pdf format - links here: http://transitionculture.org/2009/02/05/transition-networks-who-we-are-and-what-we-do-document-available/.
The dates for this have just been announced - more info here: http://transitionculture.org/2009/02/18/transition-conference-2009-dates-and%0A-venue-announced/ . You can also subscribe to the Transition Network monthly newsletter from here: http://transitionnetworknews.wordpress.com/
Wednesday - Food group meeting, 7:30pm in the Geldart Pub (1 Ainsworth Street) Thursday - Transition Café open from 8pm (22a Jesus Lane) Thursday - Well-being meeting in the café (22a Jesus Lane) at 8pm - all welcome!
Work together to lower your carbon footprint! Ro Randall and Mark Skipper will be facilitating the next carbon footprint group, meeting at Manor Community College on Arbury Road from 7:30-9:30pm on the following Tuesdays: 10th March, 24th March, 31st March, 21st April, 28th April. The cost is £10.00 which includes a copy of the Course Members Handbook and the opportunity to borrow books and meters. Please contact Karin for more information or to enrol.
On 28 March, 'Put People First' are organising a Jobs Justice and Climate march in central London as part of a global campaign to challenge the G20, ahead of their 2nd April summit on the global financial crisis. They say "Even before the banking collapse, the world suffered poverty, inequality and the threat of climate chaos. The world has followed a financial model that has created an economy fuelled by ever-increasing debt, both financial and environmental. Our future depends on creating an economy based on fair distribution of wealth, decent jobs for all and a low carbon future. There can be no going back to business as usual." See their web-site for more information: http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk/
Please keep sending things in for the bulletin, and we're always keen to hear your ideas for how you'd like to get involved!