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Dorchester When the Oil Runs Out? 30/01/08

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Dorchester When the Oil Runs Out? 30/01/08 Reply with quote

Dorchester When the Oil Runs Out?

Sustaining Our Future

Thomas Hardye School Hall
Wed 30th January 2008
7.30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Ben Brangwyn of the Transition Towns Network
for further details phone 01305 264412 or reply to david.smith@aic.co.uk

Climate change and Peak Oil will require huge changes to the way we live. Government can do so much, but local communities cannot afford to wait for government to tell us what to do. We have to do what we can to prepare. There are many organisations locally that are now taking an interest in these issues and others who are already taking practical steps. These efforts need to be better known and better co-ordinated. Ben, who is from Totnes - a 'Transition Town' - will tell us about the Transition Towns initiative which has so far been adopted by 19 towns in Britain and Ireland.

A number of people have independently drawn our attention to Transition Towns, and made enquiries. In response to this interest, we have organised this meeting. Our objectives for the meeting are:

To increase awareness of the Transition Towns approach.
To form a steering group to take the first steps towards turning Dorchester into a Transition Town
To encourage people in Weymouth and elsewhere in Dorset to take similar initiatives.

We are approaching a number of people and organisations who we think might wish to participate, but we are making no assumptions as to the membership or leadership of the steering group. We want the process to be as open as possible.

We would be most grateful if you could pass this information on to anyone else who you think may be interested.

For further information about the Transition Towns approach visit http://www.transitiontowns.org/ On the website there is a link to request a 40 page primer by email from Ben Brangwyn. In order to save him the trouble of responding to multiple requests, you may wish to request a copy from David Smith by replying to this email. It comes as a pdf file. He cannot undertake to make paper copies at this stage. Can you please help out by printing a copy for any friend who does not have a computer?

For any other information either phone Bill North on 01305 264412 or reply to this email.

yours sincerely
Bill North, Dorchester Peace and Justice Group, Co-ordinator
Sally Cooke, DA21
Tess James, Dorchester Town Councillor
Alison Pople, Dorchester Churches Together
David Smith, South Dorset Friends of the Earth

"If the complexity of our economies is impossible to sustain [with likely future oil supply], our best hope is to start to dismantle them before they collapse." George Monbiot
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