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We're part of a world-wide community movement in response to peak oil and climate change. This site gives you details of our up and coming events and meetings, as well as reports and related matters that are going on in Norwich and East Anglia.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Communications: Read All About Us!

TN is getting in the news. Not only have the Buildings and Energy group been interviewed by BBC1, but we have also been invited to join the OneWorldColumn on the EDP, specifically to write about the Transition movement and its related issues. The OWC is written by a co-operative of six writers that comes out each Saturday. Last month Charlotte Du Cann of TN and Trevor Phillips of Campaign Against Climate Change both focussed on climate change and the need to radically downshift our lives. Check out their respective articles, It’s Time to Leave the Pleasuredome and Slaying Dinosaurs in Copenhagen at OneWorldColumn.org. Meanwhile here is the news of our TN blog, now entering its second round... (You'll have to visit the TN blog to find out why Primark is in the picture!)

Since the November bulletin, the TN blog (www.transitionnorwich.blogspot.com) has gone from strength to strength.

The vision of a low-carbon life can be a daunting one, and last month we have tackled some difficult subjects. Charlotte talked candidly about the mental challenge involved in consciously letting go of our addiction to the oil-fuelled consumer lifestyle we’ve grown so used to. Tully wrote about the pressures from those around us to consume, and the way in which the public spaces in our society reinforce that pressure. There may be no easy answers, but understanding the question is often the first stage in finding a solution.

Yet, proving that transition has its own richness and sense of fun, we’ve also talked about everything from meeting strangers on buses, to the pleasures around us in nature; from hot baths to tents, to the realisation that Real Men Wear Tights. Oh yes!

But perhaps the dominant subject this month has been food, starting off with carrot and cumin scones before moving on to the subject of growing our own food. A series of passionate posts by Jane C, including some fabulous pictures, on the subject of baking bread had me heading for the kitchen, while Mark W’s picture of Breakfast with Friends made me realise that I didn’t even know what a quince looked like. If you don’t either, head to the TN blog to find out! (Jon Curran/Comms)