Ian Owen – Transition Town Stafford
What are Transition Towns about? <ul><li>Life with less energy is inevitable and it is better to plan for it </li></ul><ul...
Climate change ? <ul><li>Whatever your views on climate change adopting a more sustainable lifestyle makes sense. </li></u...
We are all affected by…………… <ul><li>Increased energy prices </li></ul><ul><li>Increased food prices </li></ul><ul><li>Cost...
Transition Town Stafford <ul><ul><ul><li>Formed July 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small group </li></ul></ul><...
Food Group <ul><li>Allotments </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness of local food producers </li></ul><ul><li>Swapping seedl...
Local liaison <ul><li>Hosted sustainability forum with MP </li></ul><ul><li>Established regular meetings with Council </li...
People Group <ul><li>Regular meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding change </li>...
Publicity/Film Group <ul><li>Raising awareness of TT Stafford </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness of climate change & sust...
Networking & signposting <ul><li>Information and resource signposting </li></ul><ul><li>Working with other groups FoE, Sus...
Transition Town Stafford Challenges? <ul><li>Forming  the group </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Ide...
Transition Town Stafford The Future ? <ul><li>Work with Local Government  </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other groups </li></...
“ Never deny the power of a small group of committed individuals to change the world.  Indeed that is the only thing that ...
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Presented on 22.10.09 as part on Learning to Deliver West Midlands seminar series on Growing Community Action on Climate Change.

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Transition Town Stafford Presentation 3 22nd October 2009

  1. 1. Ian Owen – Transition Town Stafford
  2. 2. What are Transition Towns about? <ul><li>Life with less energy is inevitable and it is better to plan for it </li></ul><ul><li>We have to act for ourselves and we have to act now </li></ul><ul><li>The collective genius of the community can design ways of living that are more enriching, satisfying and connected than the present. </li></ul><ul><li>We have lost local economic resilience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Climate change ? <ul><li>Whatever your views on climate change adopting a more sustainable lifestyle makes sense. </li></ul>TTS
  4. 4. We are all affected by…………… <ul><li>Increased energy prices </li></ul><ul><li>Increased food prices </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of transport </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon targets & carbon taxes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Transition Town Stafford <ul><ul><ul><li>Formed July 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All volunteers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very limited funding </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Food Group <ul><li>Allotments </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness of local food producers </li></ul><ul><li>Swapping seedlings and excess produce </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and national initiatives – F3 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Local liaison <ul><li>Hosted sustainability forum with MP </li></ul><ul><li>Established regular meetings with Council </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying re climate change issues </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations at State of the Borough event </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations to local FE College </li></ul>
  8. 8. People Group <ul><li>Regular meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding change </li></ul><ul><li>Building personal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Developing personal resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Team working & decision making </li></ul>
  9. 9. Publicity/Film Group <ul><li>Raising awareness of TT Stafford </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness of climate change & sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Organising film screenings </li></ul><ul><li>Attending local events, fetes etc </li></ul><ul><li>On line forum, web site, email lists </li></ul>
  10. 10. Networking & signposting <ul><li>Information and resource signposting </li></ul><ul><li>Working with other groups FoE, Sustainability Matters, Sustainable Staffs and others </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting other local TT initiatives </li></ul>
  11. 11. Transition Town Stafford Challenges? <ul><li>Forming the group </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas into action with limited resources </li></ul><ul><li>Limited in project scope </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping people motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing active membership </li></ul>
  12. 12. Transition Town Stafford The Future ? <ul><li>Work with Local Government </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other groups </li></ul><ul><li>Raise profile & awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skills and project funding </li></ul><ul><li>F3 food project </li></ul><ul><li>Primary school sustainability project </li></ul><ul><li>Practical sustainability/local resilience </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ Never deny the power of a small group of committed individuals to change the world. Indeed that is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead www.transitiontownstafford.org.uk

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