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Transition Town Brixton, 2nd October 2008 – “The Great Unleashing”

Last Thursday evening saw a truly historic event, the ‘Great Unleashing’ of Transition Town Brixton in South London. Having done some work with TT Brixton on their ABUNDANCE food growing project, I thought I’d join the celebrations and went along with my camera. This was an amazing and inspiring event, as I’m sure the photos below and at the Transition Westcliff Flickr site show.

TT Brixton was initiated by climate change activist Duncan Law after being inspired by a talk given by Transition Town Totness founder Rob Hopkins 2 years ago. After some 18 months of awareness raising and hard slog networking and creating partnerships, the project has grown into a positive and inclusive movement, reaching a critical mass of energy that tonight needed to be “unleashed before it tows us away!” The unleashing marked the official beginning of work on drawing up an ‘Energy Descent Action Plan’ for Brixton. This is a document that will be put together by all sections of the community, visioning a sustainable, abundant and resilient post-cheap oil future for Brixton that focuses on areas such as food production, transport, energy, health, building, economics and culture.

For a more detailed write up check out Amelia’s Blog entry