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Transition Town Tooting celebrate Aviva Community Fund award

Transition Culture - 19 January 2017 - 8:16am

Chuck Whitehead of Transition Town Tooting shares exciting news from the ‘Gardens of Refuge’ partnership project.

 

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A her-story of Transition Wekerle: an experience of local community activism in Hungary

Transition Culture - 18 January 2017 - 12:44pm

Tracey Wheatley of Transition Wekerle in Hungary shares her initiative’s story.  Originally published by Transit.

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The New Economy in 50 words?

Transition Culture - 17 January 2017 - 8:31am

In the shortest blog of his life, Rob Hopkins offers 50 words that capture the future of the economy.

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10 keys to Transition in Dominica

Transition Culture - 16 January 2017 - 9:00am

Naresh Giangrande‘s final report from his recent adventures with a round up of his time spent in Dominica, and insights gleaned.

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January 2017 – Transition Newsletter

Transition Culture - 12 January 2017 - 1:23pm

In this newsletter we find Tomorrow is now today in the UK, we publish a guide to doing Transition in your Uni. News of coming together after Italian earthquakes and enough movement building in America Latina to stir an earthquake. Tanya asks for help as to whether to stand for election in Denmark and in Brussels a European gathering breathes new life into the Commons. Rob reflects on the gulf between the kind of poise and clarity at Standing Rock and what we see elsewhere in the world of politics, plus what did we learn from Punk and making beer from bread. Our ‘Essential Guide to Doing Transition’ is now available in Spanish and we review a wonderful new French film about Transition.


The Film ‘Tomorrow’ (‘Demain’) available at last in the UK!

We’ve reported previously on this website about the phenomenal impact of the film Tomorrow (Demain) in France, Belgium and the other 30 countries in which it has so far been released. We’re delighted to announce that Transition Network has negotiated the rights to distribute the film in the UK. Everything you need to know about the UK community-led rollout of the film is here:

‘Tomorrow’ (‘Demain’) available at last in the UK!

Introducing our new ‘Transition Universities Guide’
Maria Cooper introduces the newest Transition Network publication: A Guide to doing Transition in your University or College.

Introducing our new Transition Universities Guide

EXPLORING NEW GROUNDS

Emerging in the Emergency
Deborah Rim Moiso reports on a gathering of Transitioners and other to train, reflect and design following the recent earthquakes in Italy.

Emerging in the Emergency

Movement Building in America Latina
Naresh Giangrande reports on the paradox of Transition coming from the ultimate colonial (although waning) power of Great Britain.  “Instead of some new way to exploit, I am bringing Transition; the call to relocalise and create radical self determination.”

Naresh Giangrande on movement building in America Latina

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Transition in Pucón and Villarrica
Naresh Giangrande reports from his last training in America Latina, on Transition in 2 neighbouring towns, and awakens a volcano (possibly).

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Transition in Pucón and Villarrica

 

THINKING ALOUD

Should Tanja Run for Election?
Danish Transitioner Tanja Aertebjerg is thinking of going into politics. Should she? She’d love to know what you think.

Should Tanja run for election?

The day Theresa May visited Standing Rock
How different would the world be if the grace and poise shown at Standing Rock were to influence our wider political culture? Very different.

The day Theresa May visited Standing Rock

Transition and the Commons: Freeing Our Imaginations
Isabel Carlisle reports from the European Commons Assembly in Brussels; a gathering of people from all over Europe and beyond who are stepping forward to make visible, manage and protect the resources that we as citizens hold in common.

Transition and the Commons: freeing our imaginations

Is Being “punk as f*ck” Really Where It’s At?
Rob Hopkins offers a Transition take on a recent blog by Sam Bliss, Aaron Vansintjan called ‘Degrowth Is Punk as F*ck‘.

Is being “punk as f*ck” really where it’s at?

DOING STUFF

Beer Made From Bread? The story of Toast.
We talk to Rob Wilson, and hear the story of ‘Toast’, a social enterprise turning waste bread into beer.

Beer made from bread? The story of Toast.

SUPPORT Activity of the Month:

The Essential Guide to Doing Transition (English & Spanish!)
The English language ‘Essential Guide to Doing Transition’ has just been joined by a Spanish version, with other languages to follow.

Activity of the Month: The Essential Guide to Doing Transition (English & Spanish!)

FILM REVIEW

‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘ (‘What are we waiting for?’)
Marie-Monique Robin’s wonderful new film about Transition in the village of Ungersheim, a village in the Alsace in north-eastern France.

Film Review: ‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘ (‘What are we waiting for?’)

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Fal Energy Partnership AGM minutes

Transition Falmouth - 7 May 2013 - 5:03pm
Notes from FEP's first AGM, 11th April 2013 at Falmouth Town Council Chambers, are now available on the FEP website.

Growing and Composting Workshops in Falmouth - May 2013

Transition Falmouth - 21 April 2013 - 2:38pm
The Growing Food and Composting project will run a series of free workshops for would-be food growers in Falmouth starting on Thursday May 9th and continuing on the 16th and 23rd of May, at the Bosvale Community Centre...

2thePole: Josefina Skerk

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 17 April 2013 - 1:00am
Josefina Skerk is one of four young people who will attempt something truly unique. In April 2013 they will trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.
Categories: Green Videos

2thePole - amateur explorers to plant flag on seabed to protect the Arctic - join them!

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 12 April 2013 - 1:00am
This April, four young people will attempt something truly unique: to trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.
Categories: Green Videos

Green Revolution - Smart Grid

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 11 April 2013 - 1:00am
How can a smart grid connect renewable energy resources to our existing power grid, and help us share that power more efficiently?
Categories: Green Videos

TEDxWWF - Emmanuel De Merode: A Story of Conflict Renewal and Hope

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 10 April 2013 - 1:00am
Emmanuel De Merode, Director for Virunga National Park, gives an account of the struggle to save one of the world's great national parks with its population of mountain gorillas, renders accessible to an audience one of the darkest conflicts in recent history, the bloody civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is not just a story of bleak and bloody facts, ultimately it is a story of determination and courage and how a small unit of Congolese park rangers, community workers and local environmental activists brought about a miracle in African wildlife conservation.
Categories: Green Videos

TEDxWWF - Kamal Quadir: Audacity to take Part

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 8 April 2013 - 1:00am
Kamal Quadir is the CEO of bKash. Kamal talks about how digital platforms are increasingly becoming available in poor countries at a reasonable cost, and so is the endless flow of innovative applications that are riding on those platforms. The trick is to make poor people see that they are already well armed to take part in the revolution.
Categories: Green Videos

Is the world's current economic model really sustainable?

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 5 April 2013 - 1:00am
Will Day, a thought leader in sustainability, looks at what we currently understand of global trends, particularly focusing on issues like population, water and ecosystem health.
Categories: Green Videos

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2012

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 3 April 2013 - 1:00am
Extreme weather in 2012 caused insured losses of USD 77 billion, the 3rd highest ever recorded. But one single storm produced nearly half of the losses, Hurricane Sandy.
Categories: Green Videos

Science Nation - Birds, Climate Change, and Citizen Science

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 2 April 2013 - 1:00am
With help from the National Science Foundation, Cornell University's Ornithology Lab is tracking bird breeding biology and the impact of climate change on bird populations. Some of the best information they are getting is from dedicated 'citizen scientists' who provide critical data on what kinds of birds are nesting where, the number of eggs laid, and the number of chicks hatched. These volunteers can do this across the continent, over long periods of time.
Categories: Green Videos

Transition Falmouth Meeting Notes 25th Feb 2013

Transition Falmouth - 27 March 2013 - 11:27pm
Transition Falmouth Meeting 25th Feb 2013 at Star and Garter 7:00pm. Brief summaries follow - full reports from individuals mentioned...

Meet the CCAC - The Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 26 March 2013 - 1:00am
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition intends to serve as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.
Categories: Green Videos

Textile Towns in the Shadows of Pollution

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 22 March 2013 - 1:00am
If we don't say anything, don't pay any attention, what will future generations do? How will they survive in this type of pollution? When our descendants come to pay their respects, they won't thank us. They will say, what were our forefathers doing? They already knew about this problem and they didn't say anything? What were they thinking?' - Wei Dongying, Environmental activist, China. Around the world people are living with the impacts of toxic water pollution. Together we can help change that.
Categories: Green Videos

2 Major Geothermal Energy Projects Shutdown

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
A major geothermal project in California has been stopped after it was found to generate earthquakes. This follows the halting of a similar project in Switzerland for the same reason. Hopes of tapping the heat in the earth's bedrock as a virtually limitless source of clean energy now seem much more remote, given these two high profile failures.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12quake.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12quake.html)
Categories: Peak Oil news

Caribbean Energy in a Post-Financial Crisis World – theme for 9th Annual Caribbean Energy Conference

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Conrad Enill will be the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Energy Conference taking place at the Hilton Trinidad Conference Centre on 7th and 8th December 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is Caribbean Energy in a Post-Finiancial Crisis World.
Categories: Peak Oil news
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