This month news that that the Transition roadshow could be coming to a region near you, starting with Lancaster in July. We have the monthly World Roundup, the Digest introduces the ‘Transition and Health’ articles posted in May, REconomy offers tips to transform your local economy, our Social Reporters are back and Transition Free Press has a new App.
NEWS OF THE NETWORK
Would You Like to Host a Transition Roadshow?
We are now inviting applications to host one of four UK Regional Transition Roadshows to be held between October 2014 and March 2015. We’d love to hear an expression of interest from you if you fancy hosting one by Friday 20th June. Full information and a form for applying:
Roadshows Start in Lancaster July 12-13
We have some inspiring workshops lined up for the Lancaster event. And as always with Transition Network events we say no to boring conferences, and will be embracing the diversity, wisdom, and enjoyment of each other’s company throughout the day. In the evening, we have ‘Howard Haigh and Men of The Hour’ playing a vibrant mix of salsa, funk, and blues. On the second day of this gathering you can check out the local renewable energy company, eco houses, and community farm, travelling from place to place by electric bike or car!
Your Chance to Experience One Day in Transition
How to build your community project is a unique one-day course as an initiating spark for young adults and is a taster of what ‘One Year in Transition’ is all about.
The Transitioners’ Digest (May)
Our theme this month has been ‘Transition and Health’. We’ve been reflecting on where Transition and public health overlap and the benefits all round that could be gained by forging a more explicit link between the two. A collection of interviews by Rob Hopkins and articles published over the last month:
The May 2014 Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition
World news from Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary, Portugal, Brazil, USA. Around the UK we hear from Crystal Palace, Southall, Tooting, Bridport, Bristol, Dorchester, Horncastle, New Forest, Peterborough, Salisbury, Stourbridge, Totnes and Wivenhoe.
Does Your Local Economy Need Transforming?
The REconomy Project is here to help your Transition group do this. Over the last 2 years we’ve learned a lot about what REconomy is, who’s doing it and what it looks like in the UK and beyond. Find out more about this project on our much simplified website here.
Get Your Oats Here!
Community support helps new enterprise transform local food supply chain. Holly Tiffen introduces the Oats Project, part of the ‘Grown in Totnes’ campaign. It’s one of the ways that Totnes entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the opportunities identified in the local Economic Blueprint.
Let’s Focus on Local Prosperity, Rather Than UK Growth
Karen Leach and Sarah Longlands write that for Localise West Midlands, the question is more about when will we see a return to a local prosperity rather than simply an increase in aggregate UK growth?
TRANSITION FREE PRESS
Read Our App
You can now sign up for a digital subscription to the newspaper. As well as reading it online, digital subscribers can also download the App and read it on their iPhone, iPad and Android phone.
Would you like to go to WOMAD?
One of our TFP5 partners, ecotricity, is offering two free tickets to the world music festival, WOMAD in July.
For the last two and a half years, the Transition Social Reporters have been telling stories of our local initiatives, and of our attempts to shift our communities towards a low energy way of living. This month we’re back from a short break, and examining stories and why we need them.
Does This Story Have a Happy Ending?
Sara Ayech reflects on the plot twists, ups and downs of a real life story.
Tales from Wales
Setting out on another Transition Tales gathering tour, Steph Bradley visits three Transition initiatives which have all been going since 2008: Monmouth, Swansea and Haverfordwest.
THINKING OUT LOUD
Inner Transition for Everyone?
Sophy Banks recently gave a webinar for Transition US which explored the ideas around Inner Transition.
The Community Resilience Challenge
Organized by Transition USA with other partner organisations over 10,000 actions were registered in May. The Community Resilience Challenge has four themes: Save Water, Grow Food, Conserve Energy, and Build Community. It is an opportunity to show communities what a more resilient future looks like, and start building it! Check out the support materials, map and inspiring video.
To build a better future, we first need to imagine it, and that’s just what Transition Fidalgo & Friends in the USA set out to do one year ago. Over 60 people from kids to elders set their imaginations free to wander in a future of rising climate, energy and economic impacts.
Launch online is beginning again on 8 October for 8 weeks. There is a Thrive in Barcelona, a Launch training in London this weekend with May East, and another in association with the NOW change your world conference http://nowchangeyourworld.com at the end of November. All details for these trainings and many others can be found here
London Permaculture Festival – Sunday 6 July
Transition Roadshow – July 12-13, Lancaster
One Day in Transition – 12 July, Bristol.
Our theme for June on the website will be ‘Transition and Politics‘.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“It is always our choice which stories to listen to, and which to share, but if we are to grow as a species into mature responsible adults it is the ones that ignite our passion that will serve us best.”
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