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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Strangers’ Circle
Our February meeting at Elena’s focused on stuff. After dinner we watched The Story of Stuff. If you haven’t yet seen this 20 minute rollercoaster ride by Annie Leonard (based on ten year’s research into where our everyday stuff comes from, where it goes and what it does to the planet), then get together with some friends and download: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ Each of us brought a piece of stuff relevant to our lives to talk about – mobile phones, a government-issued chisel from the early 70s and a penknife used for everything in the kitchen. All tools to do with either communication or practical tasks. The evening flew by as we asked ourselves how in a downshifted world we will communicate, what we will build and what will be our relationships with the materials at hand. One thing was clear. Once you get talking about stuff, it’s hard to stop! (Mark Watson/Stranger's Circle)

Transition Circle West
This month Transition Circle West was looking at 'stuff' - basically everything we buy/use that isn't food or energy. We had a very interesting discussion about what drives consumption, whether it is all bad and how you could survive without a fridge! Generally we all consumed very little 'stuff' and there was a lot less variation in the group than for other topics. However, we all thought of things that we could change to increase our resilience and will be weighing our waste before next meeting. We also swapped some unwanted things - rehoming books, torches, sink strainers and wind-chimes! (Kerry Lane/Circle West)