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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Transition Circles - 13 and 26 April

Having completed their first investigative round on the four main drivers in personal carbon cutting – Food, Transport, Energy and Stuff - Strangers' Circle are creating a wholefood coop and both Strangers’ and Circle West are meeting on April 26 to discuss waste (please check events calendar for venue details and Transition Circles for full details). Meanwhile a new cycle of Carbon Conversations begins this month.

Strangers’ Circle On the 9th March we arrived at Naomi and William's to find we'd all been really busy, brought a salad and hoped someone else would provide a main dish. So Naomi found more ingredients, Elena worked marvels with a mixing bowl, William got busy with eggs and we ended up with a feast fit for Strangers.

At this meeting we took stock. We’d spent several months looking at our energy, food, stuff and transport use. So we asked what it was we valued about the meetings themselves and where to go from here.

Key is the fellowship and warmth that has developed over the time we’ve been paying attention to these subjects as a diverse group of people living quite different lives. The meetings also provide a base to refer to when confronted by a business-as-usual world, where travel magazines, for example, make long-haul short breaks (e.g. to Canada!) still seem like the most normal weekend activity.

We decided to form a wholefood-buying club, which we discussed last night at Tully and Angie’s. We're starting small and at our next meeting in April we’ll be placing our first experimental order. (Mark Watson/Strangers' Circle)

Transition Circle West and Strangers' Circle The Strangers' and Transition Circles West are meeting to discuss the subject of waste in respect to carbon reduction. As Erik from Transition Circle West explains: from an "ecological footprint mindset waste and stuff are the same thing, because in steady state the stuff that comes in must come out as waste. It's a mindset that I would like to see adopted widely: buying stuff is buying waste. And permaculture rule #6: eliminate the concept of."

Above: Christine of Carbon Conversations sleeping with monitor; Strangers' Circle relax after their low-carbon supper; Boris, Elena's compost bucket,