Here's the latest news from Transition, with two exciting trips and your chance to book for the Transition Training in September. We're also looking for help with writing the bulletin, hosting the café, and fundraising, so get in touch if you'd like to help!
Transition news and events
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Book your place to do the Transition Training in Cambridge! The cost is £100 (reductions available), and we'd like to know as soon as possible who's coming so that we can make sure it goes ahead. More details here: https://www.transitioncambridge.org/training
Ivan is hoping to organise visits to the Earthship in Brighton, the Hockerton Housing Project and Long Sutton earth-sheltered social housing. Here's the info about the Earthship in Brighton - there's more info about all these sites
if you are keen to visit and he'll be in touch to sort out the details
The Earthship at Bighton - Earthships are autonomous dwellings that are designed to be independent of the utility grids: water, sewage, gas and electric. They use passive solar gain and lots of thermal mass to ensure comfortable interior temperatures are maintained in mid-winter and mid-summer. The Low Carbon trust run a tour lasting approximately 60-90 minutes on two Sundays each month; forthcoming dates are: 5th & 19th July, 9th & 16th August, and 6th & 20th September. Tours start at 10:30 so it would be prudent to depart from Cambridge by 07:30 (giving time for a tea/"comfort" break en route).
It might be possible to also have a brief look at Stanmer Organics, so extending the usefulness of our visit. The site is accessible by public transport if we want to maintain credibility and avoid driving.
Lulu (who runs the knitting circle) is organising a trip to London on 11th October to attend The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. Lots more information about who and what will be showing and teaching at the show can be found here:
Group discounts are available as follows: 10 tickets or more can be purchased at £8-00 each (less than both the standard Adult and Concessionary fees), a 20% discount paid to book them and there'll be no queuing to get into the Show on the day.
If you'd like to go, please let Lulu know asap so she can book the tickets, and please pass this on to anyone else who knits, sews, crochets, spins etc. She'll need to have your ticket money before the trip, and cash or cheques are both fine.
We're looking for help with the following things, no prior experience necessary! Contact us for more info...
You are welcome to attend any of these:
This event is being organised by Rhythm of Life, and will run from 10-12pm, on 27th-31st July at Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge. The workshops are suitable for 7-12 year olds, and will include song, movement, rhythm and art. The course is led by Heather Peck and Nicky Smith, experienced workshop facilitators with a passion for natural patterns. Cost: £50 for the week
To book a place or for more information contact Heather A minimum number of 7 students are required to run the course, and a £20 deposit is payable in advance.
The popular coffee table book 'The Earth from Above' by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been made into a stunning film to highlight the damage man is doing to the planet. Called HOME, the film shows images of cities, rain forests, deserts and oceans from above to highlight the damage climate change, development and over exploitation is doing to the planet. The narrative quickly draws the viewer in to see the story of life on the planet, our role in shaping it and calls to us to work together to write the script of what happens next.
The 93 minute film can be watched online http://www.home-2009.com and can be downloaded from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU. More info here: http://transitionnetworknews.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/film-review-home/#more-701
As things slow down over the summer, the bulletin will probably come out a bit less frequently, but do keep sending in news items etc, and we'll send out the bulletin when we've got enough to say. Have a lovely summer!