Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Tooting Sakura April 2009

I paid an interesting visit to the Tooting Commons MAC last night, a group who act as a consultation partner for Wandsworth Council, and for other bodies who carry out work on or near the Commons with a diverse range of interested parties attending. Discussion ranged from wind turbines and road closures to guided walks and plum trees! Gave me some ideas which I'll bring along to tomorrow night's meeting. Aren't we lucky to have such a great open space right on our doorstep? Just in case any of you have been stodging inside too much of late and missed this April's cherry blossom, here are two fine examples from Tooting Graveney Common, dt.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Guess who's coming to dinner..

Transition Town Tooting were pleased to be invited to join Sadiq Khan MP who hosted Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change at a supper in Tooting last week. I attended on behalf of TTT and was invited to join Mr Miliband's table where I was quizzed by him about the transition movement. As well as an opportunity to hear him speak, it was great to have a chance to share with him my personal enthsuiasm for TTT and for the growing community response to climate change and peak oil which is developing in Tooting. It also provided an opportunity to invite both he and Sadiq Khan to attend the upcoming transition network conference in Battersea in May. A short video clip of them in conversation appears here on Sadiq's blog. http://www.sadiqkhan.co.uk/index.php/blog/5-general/319-dinner-with-ed-miliband?4bcca4bd673637b028d7767aee95d1b6=e59ba59755b55c5fb5e3f25ddb9c4e08 - I managed to remain out of the limelight just left of shot...

Hilary