Saturday 22 December 2012

IPSWICH - Community Resilience Workshop - 23 January

Transition Ipswich's Community Resilience Workshop - Wednesday January 23rd - 8pm to 10pm; West Building, UCS Campus, Ipswich

The aim of this free, practical workshop is to devise new projects to increase Ipswich’s resilience to economic crisis, resource depletion and climate change – and improve our wellbeing.

It's easy to slip into despondency, thinking 'there's nothing I can do in the face of massive global changes which are outside anyone's control'.  Transition offers a different way of thinking and fosters projects that are making a real difference at the local level. But it needs people like you to make it happen.

Here in Ipswich, a range of initiatives are already well underway including (check out the links) a community supported agriculture schemea community orchard, a food co-op, a pig club, a local food challenge and a housing co-op.  Each of these was started by one or two people with the germ of an idea and a “can do” attitude that inspired others to join in.

The workshop on January 23rd will build on these successes and explore new initiatives. It will be a dynamic Open Space event where anyone can put forward their ideas, debate them with others and focus on what interests them most. If you haven’t tried Open Space before you’ll be amazed how natural, enjoyable and productive it can be.

Come and join us to scope out the next phase of Transition in Ipswich - and bring your friends.

West Building is the large brick building in the central part of the UCS site – entrance labelled A on this map. Access by foot or bike is from Grimwade Street and New Street.

If needed, free parking is available in the UCS Car Park, accessible via Fore Street at the bottom of Back Hamlet.

For more information see or phone Steve on 07889 751578