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November Newsletter

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  1. Get your diaries out for the next events
  2. A chance to get involved
  3. What we’ve been doing last month
  4. What we’ve wrote about
  5. Why are we actually doing this Transition Thing?
  6. Local News and Events
  7. Skilling up for the Powerdown
  8. Your suggestions will help us

Southend-on-Sea in Transition

November Newsletter

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Get your diaries out for the next events

  • What A Way To Go – Life At The End Of Empire : Public Screening Friday, November 27, 2009 7:00pm – 10:30pm YMCA ETC Shop (next to Slug and Lettuce), 4a Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2NE
    A number of concerned local individuals have arranged a free screening of the most powerful and accurate movie about the modern global condition ever made. This is how you can support this event:1) tell your friends about it and then bring them with you 2) forward it to your friends, Twitter it etc 3) visit the Facebook Event Page and use the “Invite People to Come” and “Share” button 4) print the poster or leaflet and put it up in a nice place at work, school, community center, church etc leaflet A5 Thanks for that! Poster
  • Transition Drinks, Transition Chat, Thursday 26th of November, from 19:00 for a few hours. At the Cricketers Pub, crossroads of Milton Rd and London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea. A chance to meet for an informal chat about Southend-on-Sea in Transition and green organizations and projects in Southend. Past Drinks.

A chance to get involved

Our Steering Group is open to people interested in working with the community to find local solutions to the issues of climate change and peak oil. Sounds like a bit much at first:)? No worries, we will help you get clued up and skilled up in a supportive environment. We are no experts but local people on a journey.

Volunteer a few minutes here and there. Here are a few other bits we could use help with.

The core group members are already busy on the Southend-on-Sea in Transition project. We can only do as much in our spare time so if you want more projects happening come and support us and you might feel the positive feeling associated with working with and for the community.

Our other planned projects:

EcoHomes Tour. Edible Garden Tour. Scrumping Have you seen fruit or nuts lying around in yours, maybe the neighbours garden or in some public space? Well-Being Fair. Southend – Grow your Own 2009 Map. Some of the pictures are already on the map. Conflict Resolution Skills Cafe I wanted to learn the 12 Skills of Conflict Resolution and discuss with friendly and interested others. Please get in contact if maybe you want to meetup to discuss and learn together in an informal and safe setting over a tea or coffee.

What we’ve been doing last month

What we’ve wrote about

Transition Rayleigh/Hockley/Wickford/Rawreth/Rochford District?

Review; The Community Orchards Handbook by Sue Clifford and Angela King

Can we imagine a happy and localized existence in a powered down world? Lets try by letting the imagination go wild sparked off by local events. Southend in Transition Tales 2030

CSV Make A Difference Day

Organic Vegetable Growing Course

Transition News and Projects

Transition Network Newsletter

Sweden in Transition

Transition Initiatives around the world and growing strong. The 185 193 204 227 243th one is Tavistock, England

Transition Culture Llandeilo Becomes the First Transition Initiative to Recieve a Royal Visit

Why are we actually doing this Transition Thing?

Peak oil could hit soon, report says

Arctic to be ice-free in summer in 20 years: scientist

Local News and Events

SEEOG MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER – ‘Potatoes and their Varieties’ – With Alan coming from Hampshire, please let us welcome him

Grass Roots Reading Group – call the Southend Library for the next date.

Christmas Dinner Cooking Demonstration for the residents of St. Lukes Ward

14th December

Coaching for Communities is looking for 200 volunteers. Get free training, grow and contribute. Get in contact with Lucy and Chris

More events in HealthyLifeEssex

Organic Growing Month by Month by local expert. Why not become a recycling champion. Opening creative spaces with Emerge – Thursdays

Food Coop in St Marks Centre, Westcliff. Southend Credit Union Helping the local economy and you. Keep your money safe and sound. Are you a member yet? Transition your life with the help of Southend Libraries and their energy monitors. Visit Southend Highstreet Farmers Market and Leigh Farmers Market. Bicycle safety tagging. Southend-on-Sea Freecycle – don’t throw it away, declutter, offer the things you don’t need anymore, ask for things you need. Come and see SEEWEN community allotment.

Grass Roots Reading Group – call the Southend Library for the next date. Volunteers for Metal – Kitchen Garden and visit Chalkwel Hall to see tour the low carbon building. Energy Usage Monitor available on loan from the Southend Library. St. Lukes Healthy Living Centre – variety of services offered: healthy walks, community allotments etc. Support a Woodland Resource Centre in South East Essex. New Southend YMCA concept shop starting up – bring your clutter and yourself.

Skilling up for the Powerdown

Transition Training 21/22 November, 2009 Permaculture Courses here. Keep a look out for various local courses.

Southend-on-Sea in Transition LibraryTransition Timeline available now.
And the shop

Your suggestions will help us

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members interested in SosT and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be submitted by 5th of each month to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter.

Big thanks to

MCP for supporting our work and publishing the events in their newsletter and for all of you who keep in touch and support our work.

If you have something you want to share with us, feel free to get in contact. Share information, your ideas and feelings and share in the work here.
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