NMBTN Newsletter February 2013

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Newsletter February 2013

In-transition 2 poster A4.inddAlready midway through February… Our small team has been swamped with their individual projects so the year has started off quite slow for Transition here. Unfortunately we haven’t gotten round to organizing our Happy Harvesters gathering which seemed to get quite a good response last year. However, we have changed up our GreenDrinks evening for this month and included a screening of In Transition 2.0, the latest film by the Transition Network showcasing inspiring stories of hope, creativity and resilience from all across the world. This is definitely not to be missed, and is an important event for seeing how we can all pull together and get active in improving our city. So save the date: 21 Feb, from 17h30 – 21h00. More details can be found here and you can also invite friends via the facebook event here

Here’s a quick video of a group in Oak Cliff, Texas, who are stepping up to improve their block…

There a few other things happening over the next couple of weeks…

Indalo-logoAlliance Francaise Indalo Project Exhibition. Exhibition on the development of the Indalo project. Proposed by K. Kimwelle, Phd candidate at the NMMU, in collaboration with 3rd year students from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. Opening on Saturday 16 February at the Alliance, at 11.30. Exhibition runs until Friday 1st March. Free entrance, cash bar.

792250_10152559721190074_2075335409_oThe Trekking For Trash team who have been walking coast to coast cleaning up beaches along the way will be doing a cleanup at Kings Beach this Saturday (16 Feb) starting at 10am and ending at midday. All cleaning supplies will be provided as well as a few hundred boerie rolls and cool-drinks from their sponsors! This is guaranteed to be rewarding and fun for all involved, so spread the word and come be a part of it! The facebook event can be found here

image001On Wednesday 27 Feb there is a talk by Treasure The Karoo Action group chairperson, Jonathan Deal, titled Fracking The Truth. The event is hosted by the Wilderness Foundation and will take place at the Boardwalk Amphitheater at 18h30. Click the image for more details.

Also on the topic of fracking… an article that should grab the interest our our brewer and beer lovers: Beer brewers are joining forces to fight fracking

582801_556049154412865_1656927999_nThe next Target Market is taking place on 8 March. The last one had a great vibe with a variety of locally made goods. There are still spots for new stallholders, so if you’re interested, be sure to drop BA a line

The next Granary Market will be on Wednesday 6 March on Stanley Str, Richmond Hill

Tomorrow you can catch the One Billion Rising event at The Grand Hotel; A global DANCE RISING to call for an end to rape & violence against women. It runs from 4pm – 8pm. Find more details on the One Billion Rising website http://onebillionrising.org/ and the facebook event here

Our Seed Savers group will be getting together again on Saturday 23 Feb, and the next Critical Mass ride will be on Friday 22 Feb

Want to see what other Transition groups around the world have been getting up to? Check out the January round-up on Transition Culture

And in closing…

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