Friday, 1 November 2013

November Newsletter

Greetings Transition Towners.

First off, may I invite you all to our monthly Green Drinks, held first Thursday of the month at The Oakwood Pub, High Street West, Glossop, which means the next one is next week on Thursday 7th November.

We will be joined by representatives of SPEED, the Charlesworth group that has been campaigning for 20mph speed limits. There are indications of support now from Derbyshire County Council so this is an exciting campaign. From a Transition perspective this is about more than just road safety, and could help us build communities based on people not cars. Dare I also say that as I’ve never heard a woman argue against reduced speed limits it could even be a feminist issue?

GTi is also getting back into showing films, and on 20th November at 8PM, upstairs at The Oakwood,A Convenient Truth. Al Gore does not appear, but instead we have the city of Curitiba in Brazil demonstrating sustainable solutions for cities. If we have time we will also show A Time Comes about the Greenpeace occupation of Kingsnorth Power station in 2008.
we will be showing

Then on Wednesday 27th November, 8PM at The Oakwood (where else?) the Glossopdale Time Coop is having an inter-generational quiz night. Answer questions on the last six decades and win Time Credits.

Our sister group in Transition Buxton is hosting an Alternative Economics Seminar on Saturday 9th November. If people want to go lifts may be on offer.

Finally, Glossop library is still open and not relocated, so why not go and use it. Amongst the books you will find there are the Transition Handbook and Feral by George Monbiot (or at least you will
find it once I’ve finished reading it). Both are worth a read and provide food for thought.

Meanwhile in the real world, the cost of not transitioning to alternatives to fossil fuels are coming closer to home. After mass protests against fracking for unconventional oil in Balcombe, the residents of Eccles are awaiting the imminent arrival of a rig on Barton Moss

There are alternatives. Let’s make them happen.

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