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jomtones



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: London groups Reply with quote

Is there anything like a 'transition town' initiative happening in London?

Starting to feel like a bit of a loony these days focusing so much on these energy / economic issues while everyone around me is ploughing into business-as-usual with the same old attitude. Neutral
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
http://realfeal.blogspot.com/


Loved reading through the blog, backwards. Right now, it really captures the essence of someone's life being turned upside down upon discovering depletion.

Welcome to the forum, and keep up your sense of humour!

PS - Long shot - but are you acquainted with Ed Real?
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jomtones



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, well I'm glad it's amusing someone else at least Wink

Nope, Ed Real is new to me is he a friend?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: London groups Reply with quote

jomtones wrote:
Starting to feel like a bit of a loony these days focusing so much on these energy / economic issues while everyone around me is ploughing into business-as-usual with the same old attitude. Neutral


I know exactly what you mean :/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: London groups Reply with quote

jomtones wrote:
Is there anything like a 'transition town' initiative happening in London?


well, there's Trans Towns Brixton as far as I know, but if you don't live there, you can't join in (that's the answer I got when approached their stall in a fair).
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jomtones



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, I guess they're going for the the hyper-localized thing. In the meantime I've joined the North London LETS which looks promising but is all a bit fuddy-duddy at the moment - http://www.nllets.org.uk/ (they're only just migrating a cheque-book system online now)

Still, dedicated people who've already been at it 10 years, we're going to need this kind of thing if all the banks go belly-up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I've started doing talks on Petrocollapse / Climate Change etc. if anyone's interested... It's a heavy subject so to avoid eyes glazing over / slit wrists I'm taking a comedy angle on it with my next one. (Probably Sat 24th Jan in Mayfair, London.)

Info on the last talk on my blog here:
http://realfeal.blogspot.com

pm me your email if interested, I can add you to my mailing list for next time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending upon your exact location, there's a number of interesting Transition-related groups:

http://www.organiclea.org.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial_House

and this is a map of groups which have contacted the Transition Network to say that they are mulling it over:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&hl=en&num=200&start=200&msa=0&msid=101919600379130333488.00000113507865b831554&ll=52.119999,-1.867676&spn=7.072414,16.237793&z=6

linked to from: http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/Mulling
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jomtones



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx - have found TT Stoke Newington + Naturewise, am planning to get involved. Meeting next week (16th) by the way for TT Stoke if anyone's interested.
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