Happy Birthday Transition Norwich
By Ed Mitchell 4th October 2010
Happy Birthday Transition Norwich! 2 Years old and not looking a day over 18! Well done all – this is copied directly from Transition Norwich’s blog site…
In 2008 we all met in St Andrews for the Great Unleashing. In 2009 we partied at Unit 5 – watched the Transition doc together, danced to cycle-powered music, ate low carbon fare. This year we’re celebrating outdoors in the city’s Creative Quarter Magdalen Street, as TN’s NR3 group present the community event of the year. Don’t miss! Read all about the day and all our happenings below . . . brought to you by Transition Norwich News.
Meanwhile looking to the hinterlands, the CSA at Postwick is diversifying into four working parties and is forming its not-for-profit board.
Also on the food front: The Low Carbon Cookbook is exploring coops and consensus amongst the world’s saucepans.
Transition Circle Hethersett is putting their ecological focus on Food systems, Earlham North on Economics. Carbon reduction is on this autumn’s menu when the climate change campaign, 10:10 has its day of reckoning on – you guessed it – 10 October and Carbon Conversations kick off their third round.
The Reskilling group is also back in town after the summer and is meeting up at the Bicycle Cafe. Our wide-ranging related events include Heart and Soul’s Power of Contemporary Spirituality evening, an Energy Efficiency Day at the Belvedere Centre and, booking ahead, a Norwich Be the Change Symposium in early November.
In the wider beyond Rob Hopkins is previewing Transition As A Pattern Language (the new framework for Transition initiatives world-wide and the new handbook). He’s posting each of the 63 Patterns and asking everyone for feedback on transitionculture.org. Do check out and join in!
And don’t forget our own home blog This Low Carbon Life which also has a birthday coming up. Check out next fortnight’s retrospective of our Number 1 year and our topic week on Zero Waste. This month we’ve been taking a look at Magdalen Street, as well as what’s its like to run a tea tent, collect medicine plants, darn socks, go walkabout, deconstruct a dish, twitter, Make Do And Mend, create a festival from scratch and cycle from Land’s End to John O’ Groats. We may not be flying anymore, but we’re going all the way!
(Text: Charlotte Du Cann Production: Mark Watson Poster: Andy Croft/Comms)