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Towns initiatives are springing up all over the world, aiming
to build local resilience and community co-operation as a practical and
creative community response to climate change, and to reduce our
dependence on oil and fossil fuels and tackle the issue of peak oil. We
all know we can’t rely on oil forever, so it might be a good idea to
plan what we do instead.
Transition Town Cheltenham aims to empower ourselves and others to improve the quality of life in the town and make a reduced impact on the outside world, whilst looking after the environment and each other.
“Knitty Footsteps” – first Saturday of each month, 2pm-4pm. 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July at Global Footsteps, 16 Portland St. A chance to knit, or learn to knit. all welcome
7th & 9th - Vision-21 Grow Your Own workshops, Tewkesbury & Gloucester
31 May-1 June - Yelders Meeting - "an informal 24-hour facilitated get-together in which we explore the dynamics of collaboration between elders and young people as we navigate the transition into a post-carbon world" Edge, Nr. Stroud, Glos. Contact Isabel
1st - Plant sale in aid of Edible Park Project on Saturday from 11am-3pm at the Annecy Garden (High Street/Strand entrance to Sandford Park). If anyone has any plants to donate that would be very useful - either bring them along on the day or contact Lorraine.
1st - Alternative Summer Fete at StPhillips & StJames, gardens of Church House, 1pm - 5pm. The Fair is getting closer and things to put on the
stalls are always welcome. The proceeds of the tombola, cakes stall,
plant stall, teas and composting raffle (Landsown Composting) are going
to church funds while the book stall (Red Cross), clothes stall (Emmaus)
and the bric-a-brac stall (CMS) are being run for the church and the proceeds
are going to the operators. As well as these wondrous activities there
will be help and advice on a number of environmental matters which may
just save you money. Mike Samuel 01242 693161
5th - panel discussion on Homes that cut carbon and costs - part of our Green Doors event
17th - Chris Johnstone, co-author of Active Hope (which was the Heart and Soul group's book-club book over the winter) is giving a talk about Active Hope at the Isbourne Centre in Cheltenham at 7pm.
22nd/23rd - Green Doors 2013 - homes and buildings open showing what individuals and organisations have done to cut costs and save energy in their properties.
6th - Montpellier Fiesta
Transition Free Press is a new national tabloid newspaper. It is run as a a pilot for four issues during 2013 and contain a mix of news, reviews and features, dedicated pages to energy, the land, people, economy, food, well-being, the arts, cartoons, sport and a unique Transition agony column.
Copies are just £1 each from Global Footsteps.
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