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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Transition Circles begin their Second Cycle

Strangers' Circle - Monday 28 June
Over the past months at the Strangers’ meetings we have examined our home energy use, food, transport and stuff and discussed and taken steps to reduce our personal carbon footprints. We decided to look at Resilience in our next six meetings (beginning with a discussion about this key transition concept) and Tully spoke about the feasta report in respect to current non-resilient systems. Charlotte then briefly mapped out a joint project for our low-carbon cookbook and we discussed our Transition Circles Midsummer picnic on 21st June at Mangreen in celebration of our low-carbon year in TN2. At our next meeting we will focus on the subject of Community and make up our second wholefood co-op order. (Mark Watson)

Transition Circle West - Tuesday 29 June,
Transition Circle West has spent the last few meetings discussing the remaining 'conventional' topics of Transport, Food and Waste and, as usual, along with the delicious food many interesting tidbits of information and advice were gleaned - ranging from Remoska ovens to Couch surfing holidays. We have also initiated a tradition of shared meals, being more energy efficient and sociable. So once a month those who want to can eat together, with the head chef and host changing each time.

Having finished all these topics and starting to exceed the capacity of most peoples' living rooms we have been thinking about the circles' future. We have decided to divide the circle geographically, as the eventual aim is highly localised circles. So the birth of two new circles: Transition Circle Earlham North and Transition Circle Earlham South West (catchy, eh!). And the shared meals and Transition cafe offer good opportunities to not lose touch with friends in the other circle. We also decided that rather than going through the topics again we would try out some new ones such as holidays, deadly resistances to change (as discussed in the blog), wild food, personal hygiene and many more. We also remembered our previous plan to set up a sharing database within the circle(s) which would involve both groups. So grand plans on the horizon and we very much look forward to more food, friends and advice to come! (Kerry Lane)

Transition Circle Earlham North will meet on 22 June at Diana's and talk about to discuss deadly resistances (inspired by the TN blog). Transition Circle Earlham South West will meet at Anne's on 29 June and discuss low carbon holidays. the Strangers' Circle will discuss the first topic of their Resilience Sequence - Community and Transition Circle Hethersett will have its first meeting on 9 July.