Newsletter – January 2012

Newsletter – January 2012

Welcome to 2012 folks. We’re hoping this is going to be a very interesting year with a range of events for you to get involved with from awareness raising to information, idea and skills sharing, with good food, good people and jolly good times. But if this is to be the year local resilience was built, then we all have to do our bit, so if you have any ideas you’d like to share and get going toward that goal, then give us a shout and lets make it happen.

Speaking of good food and good people… our monthly GreenDrinks evenings start up again this month, so if you would like to meet up with others interested in sustainability, conservation, healthy living etc, then join us on the third Thursday of every month.

As oil prices continue to escalate, we thought it would be a good idea to get the year started with a screening of The End Of Suburbia: Oil Depletion And The Collapse Of The American Dream.  We did one screening of this early last year, but with a fair number of new people taking interest in Transition over the course of the year, there are many who havent had a chance to see it. And even if you were at the screening last year, its always worth seeing it again.  We’ll be sure to send out details for that as soon as we have secured a venue.
You can view the trailer below…

On that note of escalating oil prices, you might be interested in the following article by Jeff Rubin, author of Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller….
What do triple digit oil prices mean for growth? 

If you are wanting to do some container gardening, Urban Harvest are busy running a special on their container garden packages which includes the container, seedlings, compost, manure and mulch. And the it measures at 125cm x 75cm. Click the image on the right to view the full poster and details and contact Jakkie Botha on 0799340689 if you’re interested.

Kouga Urban Harvest are also having an Intro To Food Gardening Workshop in March at their nursery in Jeffery’s Bay. So if you aren’t sure where to start with growing your own food, then this workshop would be very beneficial. For more details on that, click HERE.

There are two things that I am really looking forward to this year (actually there is a whole lot more than two…). First, getting my hands on a copy of the new Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins. The Transition movement has gone through an interesting evolution since the release of the Transition Handbook a few years ago, and the new book captures what the movement has become with stories from initiatives in various parts of the world, and the set of ingredients that seem to make Transition work. You can read a review on Positive News here:

Then there is the next, much anticipated, Transition film…In Transition 2.0! We’ll be sure to run screenings of both 1.0 and 2.0 during the course of the year. Below is the trailer for 2.0…

If you want to see what has been happening in Transition around the world, check out the latest round-up on Transition Culture

And if you want to keep up to date with anything Transition-related going on in and around the metro, be sure to check out our calendar on the website on a regular basis:
I will of course send out notifications about various events to those of you on our mailing list and Facebook Page as well

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