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

Monday, 23 February 2009

May Transition Town National Conference lands in a town near you...

Really Exciting News! The National Transition Town Conference will be held in Wandsworth! May 22nd-24th at our very own Battersea Arts Centre. Check this link to Rob Hopkins' blog in Transition Culture to find out more. A chance for you to really see with your own eyes how transitioning work is transforming communities all over the UK. Booking for the conference opens on March 2nd. Be ready to book!! Transition Town Tooting will play a role in helping to host transitioners from all over the country (and visitors from further afield as well). Lots of workshops, inspiring talks, practical activities. Exciting news. Change-making brought nearly to your own front door.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Earth Hour

I like this idea that everyone could stop using energy for just one hour. On Saturday 28 March 2009 at 8.30pm, WWF will stage their 3rd Earth Hour, when they hope up to a billion people, businesses and iconic buildings around the world will switch off their lights for an hour and send an important message to the world's leaders.

What creative ways can we think of for spending an hour in Tooting without our fossil fuel driven power?

OK I'll start.
Um ... take a picnic down to TB Common and see if I can see some stars in the anticipated absence of light pollution! DT

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Earth Talk Walk Photos

I am afraid that this montage is the best I have been able to cobble together from the Earth Talk Walk on 31st January. Any other photos gratefully received.

Anyway ... well done to Hilary for organising a really interesting day meandering between Tooting's different places of worship. What was striking was how similarly the different faiths look at care of the earth and how much the residents of our diverse community have in common.

On a personal level, the slightly daunting prospect of a hastily arranged address to the faithful at evening prayers in the mosque was survived without incident! Thanks for the opportunity. DT

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Tooting In The Snow

Far from being a crisis or a terrible blow to the economy as some sections of our media would like us to think, the snow has been great!

On Monday, Tooting Bec Common was mobbed with people enjoying the snow, making snowmen and ... talking to each other! Yes can you believe it? I talked to lots of people I had never met before and even got invited back for a cuppa and cake by some newly discovered neighbours.

The power of communication, in evidence again after the weekend's successful Earth Talk Walk.

Glad to see that there is quite a bit of creativity out there in our community. Which snowman is your favourite?