Deal With It

United Kingdom

‘Deal With It’ is a community group active in trying to minimise impact on the environment and tackle climate change  in the Dover and Deal area, in Kent UK. This group of enthusiastic and committed local people share common values and aims with the Transition Initiatives movement, which was created to address the challenges of climate change and peak oil.Recent activityPlastic Bag campiagn 2008Start of Beach Cleans with MCS 2008The very popular ‘Celebrate Your Deal’ event headlining local produce & green issues Oct 2009The packed meetings with Caroline Lucas, MEP and Michael Meacher MP 2009Film showings of the ‘Age of Stupid’ at the Pines Calyx 2009The groups involvement the district council’s Local Development Strategy 2009Working with the Energy Saving Trust to get local home energy audits.2009Green Energy Forum March 2010Climate change and Kent’s wildlife April 2010The Great Big Deal Chicken Count August 2010Bee’s meeting July 2010Transition Workshop @ Rippledown Sept 2010Delicious Deal – Food Group launch Oct 2010Zero Carbon Concert Nov2010Our priorities for the Group in 2011:·To work towards Deal gaining ‘transition town’ statusTo support and extend the campaigns on transport and especially local train provisionEstablishing more local links with villages and other local organisationsRe-run the ‘Celebrate Your Deal’ in OctoberLaunch Deal Garden Share Scheme in FebRerun our Urban Chicken Open RunGet our Local Green Energy community provision off the ground (working with low carbon village St Margarets)Sucesses (so far) in 2011:Deal Garden Share launchedGreat meetings on Waste, Green Energy for the homeMega but cold Beach clean in FebGreat response for the ‘Big Fish Fight’ locally – We are the first Transition Town Group world-wide to be endorsed by a local fish & chip shop! We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at Dealability, 43 Victoria Rd Deal, Kent CT14 7AY.Please come along and join us.We welcome both active and supportive members.We have about 150 on our mailing list and meetings vary between 10-50 people.