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broadoak



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Hello from Nottingham Reply with quote

Hi.

Newly signed up to the forums.

I'm in Nottingham. Would be interested to know what plans anyone local has for the coming crisis and potential areas to retreat to when things get rough.

Cheers.

Broadoak
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two people for you to contact up in Nottingham.
Brian Davey (brian.davey at cooptel.net) of Feasta.org who is setting up the showings below and is quite active up in Nottingham, and also our contact up there, Jeremy, who you can email at jezzyg_respect at hotmail.com

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Second local showing of
"The End of Suburbia - Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American
Dream"
on Tuesday 19th July at the Sumac Centre, Gladstone St, Forest Fields, Nottingham at 7.30pm

Most discussions about sustainability are about steps to protect the
earth's resources for future generations of humanity as this century
progresses - this documentary is about the next ten and twenty years. It
argues that existing lifestyles - particularly that of America's suburbs,
but by implication lifestyles in all industrial countries - will be
forced to change dramatically and uncomfortgably in response to dwindling
energy sources. The crises arising from an unsustainable squandering of
energy resources are already beginning - the invasion of Iraq was a
sympton.

The film will be a good introduction to:

Low Energy Economics Study Group - Preliminary Meeting

Sumac Centre, Tuesday 26th July at 7.30pm

A number of people have expressed an interest in organising a study
group on energy in ecological and economic systems. A particular focus for the group is to better understand the issues, problems and appropriate
responses to energy descent - the adaption of society, economy and
political systems to diminished resources as oil and gas production peak
and then start to fall - as well as the need to use less carbon based
energy due to global warming. The group will meet at the Sumac Centre and develop a course together that could later be presented in a variety of
adult education settings in order to promote energy economic literacy in
Nottingham.

The preliminary meeting will present a short case study (an evaluation of
biofuels) but the main purpose is for participants to get to know each
other, get an overview of the course and decide how often to meet etc
(probably about once a month). A very provisional list of topics is as
follows:

(1) Energy and Materials in ecological and economic systems- the
environment as a source of materials and energy and the environment as
sink (global warming and other issues);

(2) real wealth - valuing things - willingness to pay and donar value
approaches; energy and emergy accounting and evaluations, natural capital
accounting;

(3) Evaluating energy sources and energy yields - the energy returned on
energy invested for renewable and non - renewable and non - renewable
resources;

(4) Energy descent, growth and the finance and monetary system;

(5) international trade, global energy inequalities and international
financial arrangements;

(6)Energy rationing/emissions rationing, energy taxes and economic policy;

(7) energy descent, agriculture and fertility - the phosphorous and water
cycles;

(Cool spatial organisation - globalisation and localisation;

(9) Population, consumption and energy.
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careful_eugene



Joined: 26 Jun 2006
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Location: Nottingham UK

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from Nottingham Reply with quote

broadoak wrote:
Hi.

Newly signed up to the forums.

I'm in Nottingham. Would be interested to know what plans anyone local has for the coming crisis and potential areas to retreat to when things get rough.

Cheers.

Broadoak


Ok I know it's more than a year late but (after being prompted by an email from the site) I'm also in Nottingham anyone else?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm from Tamworth which is at least on a trainline to Nottingham.
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SleeperService



Joined: 02 May 2011
Posts: 1105
Location: Nottingham UK

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from Nottingham Reply with quote

broadoak wrote:
Hi.

Newly signed up to the forums.

I'm in Nottingham. Would be interested to know what plans anyone local has for the coming crisis and potential areas to retreat to when things get rough.

Cheers.

Broadoak


Another really late reply. Just found this (I've been trawling through other groups since joining). I'm in Long Eaton so nearly Nottingham.

Plans are:
FIRM
building up a stockpile of food. 3 months first, more later
clearing out all the cr@p I don't need
put more loft insulation in
draught proof around windows, doors etc. Heavy curtains
got rid of the car and TV
lose weight/improve fitness

RESEARCHING
Internal solid wall insulation
fitting lintels above the windows, replacing undersized lintel holding up the back wall Shocked
multifuel stove
converting tatty back garden to a veg plot
improving rainwater catchment and storage
porch for front door
replace windows with very efficent non upvc

LONG TERM
move somewhere quieter and live a simpler life Very Happy

If TSHTF I intend to hold in place while things evolve, then decide where to go, that's another research area at the moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from Nottingham Reply with quote

SleeperService wrote:


Another really late reply. Just found this (I've been trawling through other groups since joining). I'm in Long Eaton so nearly Nottingham.


Only 6 years mate, are there any allotments near to where you live? I think getting my allotment was the best preparation for the future I've done. I'm in Carlton (suburb to the east of the city).

Are you a fan of Iain M Banks?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Careful

6 years is pretty fast for me!

Yes, there are allotments but there's a bit of a waiting list. So I'll start with the back garden and get something done while I wait.

You're quite correct about Iain M Banks. Sci Fi and socalism in one place Shocked Met him briefly at Nottingham Waterstones a few years ago, a well sound guy. Probabily handling the fame and fortune better than I would Confused

I'm surprised more isn't happening around here?
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