Open Meeting coming up The next bi-monthly Open Meeting will be on Friday 15 September at the Eco Centre on Porter Lane. It will be from 6pm to 7.30, and we will welcome Robin Stokes, from Traidlinks, who is coming for an hour to talk about the traders’ campaign on Shop Locally in Wirksworth, and… Read more »
Posts By: Mary Ann Hooper
Thanks to an initiative by the Wirksworth Transition Recycling & Waste Group, two re-charging points for electric cars will be installed at the Co-op this week, on Wednesday, 16th August.
This consultation is relevant to Transition Wirksworth because the plan being proposed will make it necessary for everyone to travel further for many health services – whereas Transitioners point out that it’s important for services to be as local as possible. It’s also important for all of us in Wirksworth.
Highlights from our Open Meeting on 19 May 2017 We agreed to add a strapline to our name, so we are now called: Transition Wirksworth – For a Sustainable Future
Exploring ways to feel empowered in a changing world We are all deeply concerned at the backward steps our government has been taking on the environment and fracking, and many of us are also reeling from the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA. What he stands for threatens our efforts to make… Read more »
TW AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2016 “Exploring ways to feel empowered in a changing world” Editorial by Glennie Kindred What is a Transition Town? I am often asked and find it hard to define it in a few words……. The very best place to see what the Transition Town movement is all about is the website of… Read more »
“Exploring ways to feel empowered in a changing world” Did you go to the fabulous Wirksworth Carnival procession on Bank Holiday Monday? It had more floats and participation from residents than it’s had for years. Our Transition ‘Grow Your Own Local Food’ entry was a great hit, with amazingly inventive costumed fruit and vegetables! Everyone… Read more »
Sowing Seeds Locally by Rosemary Blenkinsop. May 2016 – As part of the Carnival at the end of the month, some of Transition Wirksworth are dressing up as vegetables we can grow locally. I hope to go as a chili pepper- as I love a bit of hot spice in my dinner! And despite… Read more »
With the burst of spring-time comes movement! Both in our gardens, and within our global transition from our fossil fuel dependency….. The great global energy transition is accelerating. Who could have imagined a few years ago that global carbon emissions would stall in 2015, spurred by a rise in renewable energy? Or that
The top ten stories from the drama of the Paris Climate Summit in December and its aftermath through to end February are according to campaigner Jeremy Leggett as follows: Key policymakers are now serious about climate risk. Civil society has awoken in critical mass. Regulators are beginning to regulate climate risk. Disruption is moving… Read more »