Thursday, May 17, 2012

Talk at Pickwell Manor, North Devon on Transition Towns by Rob Hopkins and Frances Northup

Heads up for a talk by Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition Movement, and Frances Northrup of Transition Town Totnes. Transition Towns have been founded on the basis that our current lifestyle depends on us using a level of resources, such as oil, at a pace which is completely unsustainable for our planet and local environment. Transition Town Totnes is a dynamic, community led response to this challenge that is strengthening the local economy, reducing the cost of living and preparing for a future with less oil and a changing climate. Transition now has over 30 projects up and running in and around Totnes helping to explore and develop ways we can change from our energy-hungry ways of living. It has also sparked a global movement, occupying a surprising limelight as one of the mostwatched  community projects. Transition Towns: Can Totnes change the world? You can hear more about the thinking behind Transition Towns and ask questions of the founders  of it at Pickwell Manor on Thursday 24th May at 8.00pm. A pay bar will be open from 7.30pm. This is an open event, free of charge, but as places are limited the organisers ask that you email or phone 01271 890110 to reserve yourself a place and also to say if you'd like to join their mailing list. The talk is organised by an informal collective of local people in Braunton, Georgeham, Croyde and surrounding areas interested in sharing ideas about community and environmental sustainability in the North Devon region.

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