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Monday, February 1, 2010

COMMUNICATIONS: This Low Carbon Life

How does Transition feel? asked Helen at the beginning of the year. A bit like a snowy day. One day when the whole of Norwich abandoned their cars and stayed home. Home was the key subject of the month on the TN blog. Mark explored Permaculture, the natural design system that lies at the heart of the Transition Movement, Tully scrutinised his family’s consumption of energy, transport and food. Jon wrote a star piece on the glowing kettle in his kitchen. Weekend bloggers John and Erik riffed on woodcutting and food preservation.

Meanwhile behind the scenes there was a flurry of emails about the largest low-carbon elephant in the room, flying. So much good prose was going on we decided to have a Topic Week once a month (starting in March). At our first blog-in at John’s we met together for the first time and discussed the merits of comments, widgets and stats. The true value of this comunity blog however is not in its tech but in the creative free space it provides as we attempt the tricky task of cutting carbon and a dash at the same time. Showcasing real lives, honouring everyday tasks in a world which is rather better at having its big important say than acting small. As Elena put it concisely: I don’t want to know someone’s opinion about local shops, I want to hear someone telling me about the vegetables at the greengrocer. We’re creating a new culture, I said. Reporting from the edge.
Read about how we’re doing http://www.transitionnorwich.blogspot.com/. (Charlotte Du Cann/Communications)