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Welcome to the Transition Town Shaftesbury web site!
Transition Town Shaftesbury and EcoCentrics are putting on the fabulous family ecocircus A Tipping Point' at
The Elmrise shows are at 6.15pm each day They will be attended by kids and their families from most of the local primary schools, as well as members of the public.
Also the premiere of our new show HOT! at the Zircus Plus Festival in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria on 16-17th July. See http://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=4747
See http://ecocentrics.co.uk/ for more on these shows and others.
Shaftesbury Home Grown, our community farm project on Breach Lane, is developing quickly with the aid of Lottery funding. This is a project for people to grow local low-carbon food, meet friends and develop new skills. You can also just come to the field on work days and buy fresh veg straight from the field. We still have potatoes in store, cabbages in the field and we are preparing for sowing this spring. We currently also have 5 sheep and 5 new lambs and some chickens will be arriving soon. Everyone is welcome to help out and volunteers will earn a discount of 10% off produce for each session worked. Volunteer work days are Fridays and Sundays from 10.00 till 1.00. The field is just below Umbers Hill on Breach Lane. See http://shaftesburyhomegrown.org.uk/ for more details.
Trees for Transition - TTS Chairman Robin Walter has launched a new website showing how trees and woods can help as we confront climate change, energy constraints and a low carbon future. See http://www.trees-for-transition.co.uk/ for details. It considers trees and carbon management, trees in agriculture, trees for people, traditional uses, woodfuel and community woodlands. Are there people out there who would like to form a community woodlands group to work in the woods and plant new woods? If so, email Robin on email@example.com
Robin will be leading a Tree Walk at the Transition Conference in Loverpool this year. See http://www.transitionnetwork.org/conference-2011-uk
Positive Living Group - Contact Annette Leat on firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT TRANSITION TOWN SHAFTESBURY
In response to the twin pressures of Peak Oil and Climate Change, some pioneering communities in the UK, Ireland and beyond are taking an integrated and inclusive approach to reduce their carbon footprint and increase their ability to withstand the fundamental shift that will accompany Peak Oil. They are all part of the Transition Network.
Rebuilding local resilience, reducing carbon emissions.
This website is a wiki for use by all those involved in helping Shaftesbury in responding to the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. Anyone can contribute to or edit the content of this site or any of the Shaftesbury groups. Email email@example.com stating which group you are interested and we will send you a password.
What is the Transition Movement?
The Transition Movement aims to help ordinary people reconnect to their local communities, re-energise their local economies and change their lives for the better.
Totnes was the first place to ‘unleash’ as a Transition Town in September 2006 and now there are 50 official Transition Initiatives including cities like Bristol, Bath and Exeter, areas such as the Isle of Wight and the Forest of Dean, and towns such as Glastonbury, Frome and Stroud. There are also 700 ‘mullers’, or communities like us thinking it over, and these include local towns and villages such as Tisbury, Dorchester, Martinstown, Sherborne, Bruton and of course Ambridge!
10 points about Transition
Mural in Shaftesbury Town Hall painted in 1979 by Phyllis Wolff.
Transition Town Shaftesbury
What are the challenges ahead of us?
How can we meet them?
What kind of future do we want for ourselves and our children?
We welcome your ideas and involvement. Transition Town Shaftesbury aims to include everyone in the town in thinking about our future. The people working on things now are not ‘in charge’. We don’t know enough! But we do know that we can all work together for a better future. We do not need special skills or knowledge to join in – we just need to care!
What are the two major problems we face?
How can we get people thinking about these issues in Shaftesbury?
What can we all do to make sure life stays good in Shaftesbury?
How can we all do this?
What can the people of Shaftesbury do right now? How about making Shaftesbury ‘plastic bag free’?
How about encouraging our schools to be more eco-friendly?
Shaftesbury is a wonderful place to live and there’s so much going on already: We’re now a Fairtrade Town; we have a community orchard; we have a food festival and so many different groups working for the town – let’s build on this to secure our future!
"The uncertainty of our times is no reason to be certain about hopelessness." - Vandana Shiva
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