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Transition Town Stafford  Presentation 3   22nd  October 2009

Transition Town Stafford Presentation 3 22nd October 2009



TT Stafford Presentation 3 - 22nd October 2009.ppt

TT Stafford Presentation 3 - 22nd October 2009.ppt
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 Transition Town Stafford Presentation 3 22nd October 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • Ian Owen – Transition Town Stafford
    • What are Transition Towns about?
      • Life with less energy is inevitable and it is better to plan for it
      • We have to act for ourselves and we have to act now
      • The collective genius of the community can design ways of living that are more enriching, satisfying and connected than the present.
      • We have lost local economic resilience
    • Climate change ?
      • Whatever your views on climate change adopting a more sustainable lifestyle makes sense.
    • We are all affected by……………
      • Increased energy prices
      • Increased food prices
      • Cost of transport
      • Carbon targets & carbon taxes
    • Transition Town Stafford
          • Formed July 2008
          • Small group
          • All volunteers
          • Very limited funding
    • Food Group
      • Allotments
      • Raising awareness of local food producers
      • Swapping seedlings and excess produce
      • Regional and national initiatives – F3
    • Local liaison
      • Hosted sustainability forum with MP
      • Established regular meetings with Council
      • Lobbying re climate change issues
      • Presentations at State of the Borough event
      • Presentations to local FE College
    • People Group
      • Regular meetings
      • Supporting volunteers
      • Understanding change
      • Building personal skills
      • Developing personal resilience
      • Team working & decision making
    • Publicity/Film Group
      • Raising awareness of TT Stafford
      • Raising awareness of climate change & sustainability
      • Organising film screenings
      • Attending local events, fetes etc
      • On line forum, web site, email lists
    • Networking & signposting
      • Information and resource signposting
      • Working with other groups FoE, Sustainability Matters, Sustainable Staffs and others
      • Supporting other local TT initiatives
    • Transition Town Stafford Challenges?
      • Forming the group
      • Sources of funding
      • Ideas into action with limited resources
      • Limited in project scope
      • Keeping people motivated
      • Increasing active membership
    • Transition Town Stafford The Future ?
      • Work with Local Government
      • Work with other groups
      • Raise profile & awareness
      • Develop skills and project funding
      • F3 food project
      • Primary school sustainability project
      • Practical sustainability/local resilience
    • “ 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