The Memorial Hall was packed to listen to the talk about Transition Towns on September 30th.
Minutes here: Minutes January 2008
The speaker Naresh Giangrande first talked about why towns need to be planning now for a low-carbon future, and made it clear that life might well be far more pleasant then than it is now. He explained how Totnes, in Devon, became the first transition town, just a year ago, and since then the idea has spread to 250 towns and cities across the world.
Those present were keen that Kirkbymoorside should also become a Transition Town, the first in Yorkshire, and many signed up to form working groups to take the ideas forward.
Groups which are in various stages of being formed include Local Food, Eco-friendly Building, Exchange and Repairs, Transport, Waste & Recycling, Education & Youth, Health & Lifestyle, Heart & Soul, Arts& Entertainment, Nature & Conservation, Local Economy.
Anyone who is interested in any of these groups should contact Petra Slangen either by telephone:
01751 433486, or on
More information about Transition Towns can be found on www.transitionculture.org and short films on www.YouTube.com (search ‘Transition Towns’.)
Also, listen to Rob Hopkins on http://www.soilassociation.org/conference
Here's a list of the people who are making a start at forming Transition Town sub-groups
|Energy & Building||Petra Slangen||P.Slangen@northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk|
|Exchange & Repairs||Ray Shoreemail@example.com|
|Recycling & Waste||June Emerson||JuneHerself@compuserve.com|
|Education & Youth||Petra Slangen||P.Slangen@northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk|
|Heart & Soul||Maria Silmonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arts & Entertainment||Paul Brewsteremail@example.com|
|Nature & Conservation||vacancy at present|
|Local Economy||Paul Brewsterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
If you would like to join any of these groups please contact these people initially to find out how things are developing.
Please feed through any new email addresses of interested people to me, June Emerson, as I have a sort of central e-mailing thing going here!
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