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

Sunday, 28 April 2019

April TTT Meeting Notes

Thanks to Resina for chairing the April TTT meeting. Subjects covered included:
  • Project income for TTT - Richard
  • New Governance - Richard
  • The Woodfield Project - Emma
  • Ecobricking - Resina
  • Big Day Out - Resina
  • Plastic Free Furzedown - Moira from PFF
  • Foodival - David
  • BWTUC Press statement - Graham
The full notes can be found HERE.  

Our next open meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 14th May at 7.30 p.m. and will be chaired by Lucy.  Venue TBC.  All welcome to offer items for the agenda, speak or just come to listen in and discover what TTT is about.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Jellybrella creative workshop takes off on May 11th

We're thrilled to be running the Jellybrella creative workshop in a fortnight as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe.
Free and for all ages: all welcome to join us!

We're holding the Jellybrella workshop from 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday May 11 in Furzedown at Sprout Community Arts.
Bring an umbrella or two if you can - perhaps you can re-make a neglected one or celebrate your favourite loved brolly.

We'll get straight into making led by Nikki and Chuck, and at intervals our storyteller David will move us with tales of lost & found umbrellas & living with less waste. He'll be helping us be imaginative and thoughtful about the links between being artists for the day and taking care of the health and wellbeing of our neighbours, community and city.
We'll finish with a parade right outside Sprout - and if it rains, there's no problem as we'll have Jellybrellas.

To  book workshop places - don't hesitate to bring the family - please visit Transition Town Tooting & Jellybrella event pages on Facebook here and send us a message.

A bucket of donated brollies  - each of them waiting to be transformed by you into a Jellybrella.
Come on May 11th to our creative workshop and find out the difference!


We're very grateful to Wandsworth Grants Fund and the Wandsworth Arts Fringe team for supporting Jellybrella.
That's all the May 11th workshop details; please read on for more of what we have learned so far while doing the Jellybrella project.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Extinction Rebellion

We are in the middle of an Anthropocene Mass Extinction so Rebellion feels one of the only solutions we have left. 

David took a tour of Extinction Rebellion on the streets of London on Thursday and offers a short story of personal encounters. Thank you to TTT for the space.

Arriving at Marble Arch to a solar powered music stage, a tent city, some fabulous posters and signs, it was great to see the street reclaimed. The freshness of the air was palpable, devoid as it was of the usual fossil-fuelled exhaust fumes. I took a leaflet from Jill who told me she joined an affinity group of organisers because she felt she needed to do something. At the induction centre Sam explained to me how to get involved, what activities could be arrestable or non-arrestable. She knows TTT's Richard.

Walking down the middle of a car-free Oxford Street, I meet a slightly sunburnt policeman being berated by a Middle Eastern woman, demanding to know when he was going to clear up the protest. Her route to a hospital appointment was affected. The policeman calmly suggested she try the tube.  An aggressive bald white man joined in to have a go. This was affecting his van business - what was the officer going to do?  Our rosy-faced PC said "I'm just doing my job, maybe you would if your boss asked you?"  I tried to assist, to mediate, but both passers-by were too angry, too lost in themselves to engage. Avoiding eye contact they stormed off as the PC and I chatted on.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

April 2019 Newsletter

This month's TTT Newsletter is out.  If you haven't read it click HERE for the online version. This editor apologises for having made at least two mistakes and can assure you that Jellybrella is definitely on May 11th! 

Aside from that we can look forward to Tooting Green Drinks tomorrow at the Selkirk, A Clothes Swap at the Lido on the 27th and Restart/Sewstart also coming up in May.

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