February 2009 Newsletter

Transition Network Newsletter – February 2009
CONTENTS

NETWORK NEWS

~ Transition Conference 2009: Dates and Venue Announced

~ Who We Are and What We Do

~ Desperately Seeking Presenters

~ Had your 15 minutes of fame yet?

~ Dissertation Compilation

~ Transition Googlemaps

BOOKS:

~ The Transition Timeline

FILMS:

~ A Farm for the Future

~ Age of Stupid – film release

~ Eat The Suburbs’

~ Peak Transition Moment

~ The Big Squeeze – Film review


2009 CONFERENCE
Transition Conference 2009: Dates and Venue Announced

We are delighted to announce the details of the 2009 Transition Network conference. It will be held between lunchtime on Friday 22nd and lunchtime on Sunday 24th May 2009 at the Battersea Arts Centre in south London.


NETWORK NEWS

Who We Are and What We Do

It has been along time in gestation, and the text version was posted a while ago, but we are delighted to present, in pdf. format, Version 1.0 of the Transition Network’s ‘Who We Are and What We Do’ document.


Desperately Seeking Presenters

Transition Initiatives frequently ask for presenters who can do a reasonable job of explaining peak oil, climate change and Transition at one of their community meetings. We have a hunch that there must be loads of transitioners out there who’d be willing to step up for this.

Had your 15 minutes of fame yet?

We’d like to compile a list of transition groups that have interesting projects and would be happy to receive a film/radio crew.

Dissertation Compilation

Now that the world of academia is turning its bespectacled eye towards all things transition, we’re seeing an increasing number of dissertations and papers, both proposed and completed, associated with this subject. To help signpost and coordinate these efforts, we’re planning to put up an on-line reference.


Transition Googlemaps

If you haven’t already done it, Please update your contact details.


BOOKS


The Transition Timeline

Originally conceived for EDAP teams in Transition communities, Shaun Chamberlin’s new book The Transition Timeline: for a local resilient future will be published at the end of March.


LOCAL


Transition Chepstow – The Big Launch

Welsh market town Chepstow unleashed last week. Marcus Perrin tells us how it went.


FILMS


A Farm for the Future

This powerful and moving film shown on BBC last week explores the state of farming in the UK in the context of Peak Oil. Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking, who turned Modbury against plastic bags, investigated how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future.


Age of Stupid – film release

The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future, which will have its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009 and then be released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009, followed by other countries.


Eat The Suburbs’

This short film follows Melbourne’s “permablitzers” as they prepare for the end of the oil age… one garden at a time.


Peak Transition Moment

Jennifer Gray of Transition US was interviewed by Peak Moment TV called “The Transition Movement comes to America.”


The Big Squeeze – Film review

Subtitled ‘Surviving the Human Project’, this new film from the producers of Energy Crossroads covers not just the impact Peak Oil will have but looks at how the coming together of wider resource depletion, climate change, water systems and the impact on the whole of our interdependent civilisation.

Quote of the Month
“You Are What You Love and You Love What You Give Your Attention To…”


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