Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change (FOR TWELVE YEARS!)

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Calling out for local fixers and menders!


Our regular fixing and mending workshop - Restart/Sewstart - has been getting more and more popular lately. 

Whether it’s broken electrical or electronic items that people don’t want to throw away - a favourite bit of clothing or a bags that needs altering or mending - or a sewing machine that someone isn't sure how to use - more and more people are keen to fix things rather than throw them away.   Our September session had more than twice as many objects bought along to fix - check out all the happy people who were helped out by our volunteers!




But our growing popularity means we need more local fixers! 

We'd love to find more people locally who'd like to join in. 

Do you know someone who loves tinkering with things and making them work again?  Or someone who is handy with a sewing machine or a needle and thread and would be happy to share their skills?  

Do encourage them to come along and say hello at our next session  or email us for more information transitiontowntooting@gmail.com

13.30 - 16.30 on 30th November
Mushkil Aasaan, 220 - 222 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW (next to Nando’s)   


We get lots of support from our partners The Restart Party with online resources and workshops - and we offer lots of thanks and cups of tea and biscuits on the day!

Restart Parties are a community self-repair space where you take responsibility for your own gadgets and data, so please don’t forget to take any back-ups beforehand, if relevant – and if possible arrive during the first two hours to allow time for fixing! 

More info about Restart including details of regular skillshares at www,therestartproject.org)
More about Transition at www.transtiontowntooting.org, on twitter @tttooting or email us at transitiontowntooting@gmail.com

Friday, 25 October 2019

Tomorrow - the movie - comes to Tooting!

We face a climate emergency - but all over the globe, solutions already exist! 

Join Transition Town Tooting for TOMORROW, our first Film for Action 


with All Saints Church Tooting, Brudenell Rd SW17 8DQ
2.30 pm on 16th November 2019
 
Tomorrow (Demain) provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organisers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place.

Check out the trailer for the film!

'The overriding message? It takes a community to make change.'
New York Times

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

TTT Makes the Guardian in Rob Hopkins Article

TTT is pleased to be included in today's Guardian newspaper article featuring Rob Hopkins' new book What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create The Future We Want 
The paper version of today's Guardian
Well done to media mogul Mal for getting some photos sent over in the nick of time featuring the Community Garden, Tooting Twirl and Foodival. The article also references our regular Restart repair cafes.

The online version HERE has a great photo from last month's Foodival courtesy I think of Franco Ruarte. Other TTT pics are featured in the paper version above. Thanks to Simon Maggs, Jenny Teasdale, Bryony Williams and David Thorne for these!

Rob is running an event at Batersea Arts Centre with help from TTT's Lucy Neal entitled Pop-Up Tomorrow (click thru for tickets) which invites you to "step into an imagined future to collectively vision, playfully build and then physically inhabit a 3D vision of a Zero Carbon Britain in 2030".

Meanwhile don't forget tonight's talk with Resina and Belinda on Ecobricking at Tooting Green Drinks. All welcome to the Selkirk Pub SW17 0ES for 7.30pm

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

In Tooting This Week ...

Tomorrow, Weds 9th, we have a Tooting Green Drinks on Ecobricking at The Selkirk pub 7.30 - 10pm

On Thurs 10th we have a Foodival Debrief at Mushkil Aasaan 7.00. All welcome to give feedback on this year's event or help plan the next one.

And on Sat 12th there is a meeting re TTT Governance at Ravenstone Primary School Balham (probably but TBC)

Come along to any of these to find out more about TTT.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Extinction Rebellion Back On The Streets

Extinction Rebellion is back on the streets, this afternoon peacefully blockading much of Westminster including the bridge, Parliament Sq, Whitehall and the Mall. Some fabulous creativity was in evidence in the outfits and signs people had put together.

XR Wandsworth is based at The Future Is Here site in the Mall - full briefing on how to get involved HERE while the Map below shows where XR action will be focussed. 
 
This inspring non-violent mass protest is well worth a visit or if you can get more involved the XR site has details of the actions in London and worldwide.  
THERE IS NO PLANET B