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

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

World Premiere in Tooting!

We are delighted to announce that the World Premiere of the film Transition 2.0 will take place in Tooting in a simultaneous broadcast with Totnes and other Transition initiatives around the world on Thursday 2nd February.

And look that's the Upper Tooting Road taking centre stage on the poster, the day the Trashcatchers' Carnival took over the streets!  Tooting features and so might you, so put the date in your diary!

Film venue:
Sivayogam Hall, First Floor, Sri Muthumari Amman Temple

180-186 Upper Tooting Road
Tooting, London, SW17 7EJ

Note: please use entrance on corner of Hebdon Road and Upper Tooting Road.

Time: 7:30 for 8:00 pm screening prompt. Strictly no alcohol.

Entry will be free, but donations are welcome.

Watch the trailer here.  

Saturday, 14 January 2012

TTT First Tuesday on January 10th: 'Just Do It'

For the first of our free monthly meetings in 2012, we looked at What are the actions you’d love to take this year to help build your own and Tooting’s resilience, sustainability, wellbeing?

This took us into the territory of New Year Resolutions - maybe easily made, and maybe hard to act on?
We shared some of our own hopes for action in 2012 - personal and / or communal.

We looked at some
meanings of resolution:
making a decision...
reaching consensus...
and getting things into
focus, as in 'high-resolution'

We all need inspiration to make bold plans, especially in a challenging period of complex change, when we often need to act without being sure what will take place en route. To encourage us, we shared two exciting stories where Tooting people took action when 'what would happen next' was not guaranteed.

Liz described One Little Wheel, a cycle trip between Europe and Thailand last year.
Jake described his own experience of non-violent direct action, as shown in the film Just Do It.

Finally, bringing what you would love to do in 2012 back to the experience of the meeting participants, Belinda outlined a set of keys to happiness to explore what supports each of us to act.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Just Do It

Tuesday's Open event is called Just Do It!
What are the actions you’d love to take this year to help build your own and Tooting’s resilience, sustainability, wellbeing? What do you really want to do?  There isn’t a ‘right answer’ to this question, so it’s exciting & inspiring to hear others’ ideas and visions, share yours, get some tips, plan to act.
At the event we will:
Ø Hear examples of recent ‘just do it’ actions by local colleagues – including a cycle trip last year between Thailand and Europe
Ø Watch and discuss some of the new documentary film ‘Just Do It’, which explores the Climate Camps, creating Transition Heathrow, and non-violent direct action over the past 2 years.
Ø Do some blue sky action planning together
Ø Share your views, and hear others’ ideas too
Ø Share Transition Tooting’s plans for 2012 We’re looking forward to a great evening, and a year of change…

Tue, 10th January, 7pm, Mushkil Aasaan, 220 Upper Tooting Road

Meanwhile, this weekend the Tooting pound team will be on the streets on Saturday and the Community garden team will be planting willows on Sunday.  Feel free to join in with either activity!