TW Newsletter Winter 2017

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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 Newsletter Autumn 2016

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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 »

TW Newsletter June 2016

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“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 »

TW Newsletter May 2016

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  ​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 »

TW Newsletter April 2016

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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

TW Newsletter March 2016

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  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 »

TW Newsletter February 2016

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Editorial by Rosemary Blenkinsop “As I have been preparing for giving the talk on Paris at February’s Gathering, I have found myself in two minds. On the one hand, I know that if we carry on just exactly as we are we are drifting towards a global warming of three degrees or more, which would… Read more »

TW Newsletter January 2016

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TRANSITION WIRKSWORTH NEWSLETTER ~ JANUARY 2016 Happy New Year everybody! This is the Second Transition Wirksworth E-Newsletter, keeping you in touch with what the Transition groups are doing in Wirksworth. For once Climate Change has been a major news item for some weeks…  Appallingly damaging though the floods have been in so many parts of… Read more »