“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 had a wonderful time together – a real celebration of our diverse and creative community!
Or didn’t you know it was happening? Finding out ‘What’s On’ in this town is a matter of luck. Wouldn’t it be great if www.wirksworth.net and its calendar of events were working properly? 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 the uncertain weather of early spring, now is the very best time to sow seeds for a huge variety of flowers and vegetables. We are so fortunate in this country to be able to grow such a vast selection, and what a marvel it is that a small seed less than your smallest toenail 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 Read more »
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 faster than most people think. Read more »
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 mean younger generations would struggle to survive amid floods, droughts and hurricanes. Listening to the News I can feel despair; The Government, the Big Six energy companies and Big Oil are showing no sign of wanting to change and reduce carbon with all the billions at their disposal, and knowing full well what awaits us if we don’t. On the other hand, Read more »
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 the UK, as well as elsewhere in the world, its been Read more »