Welcome to the Transition Circle East blog where you can find all the news and reviews about Transition initatives in the Eastern Region.
We started at the Transition East second gathering in Diss in November 2009 where 18 of the region's Transition villages, towns, cities and bio-regions came together to discuss how communities can shift from living in fossil-fuelled culture to a low-carbon way of working.
29 initatives are listed below, as well as some of the events that are currently taking place in and around Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
An evening with Rob Hopkins, organised by Transition Swaffham, Transition Downham Market and Transition King's Lynn is happening at The Green Britain Centre in Swaffham on Thursday 4th July at 7pm.
Rob will be launching his new book The Power of Just Doing Stuff and engaging in a Q&A. We will also be building a picture of the stuff we are all doing in Norfolk so do come and help us fill in the maps! This is a really important opportunity for us to come together and think about how we can create a positive vision and transition for this great part of the world. If you are interested in helping out before the event, or on the night, please e-mail John Knock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be refreshments available and this will be a great chance to meet other like-minded people from around Norfolk. All welcome. (Ben Margolis)
An exciting opportunity to participate in Norwich’s
first residential Permaculture Design Course.
This course provides an overview of what
permaculture is all about and how it can help you to design a more sustainable,
yet more abundant lifestyle. The venue, Park House, consists of 12.7 acres of
woodland, arable land and gardens 4 miles from the city centre.
Although permaculture is
most commonly thought about in connection with gardening and farming, its
principles, ethics and design methods can be adapted and used in
individual's own work, interests and home and offers a perspective on all aspects of
building a sustainable future. Permaculture encourages us to use our individual
skills, knowledge and interests, whilst drawing on traditional wisdom, science
and our innate ability to observe and learn from the world around us.
Permaculture is about meeting fundamental human needs by mimicking the design
of natural systems. A simple way to understand this is to consider something
you don’t want (waste) being used creatively as new input to the system. In
this way problems can become the source of solutions. The elegance of systems
designed on permaculture principles is in their simplicity and functionality. (Deepak Rughani)