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Transition News Aug 2009

Hello everyone,

Camelford Show is coming up this Tuesday. TNC will be there and separately the Cornish Diet (see will be featured. See you there:

The 'Saving the Planet' Exhibition in Bude is approaching - 19th September, 10a.m. to 5.p.m.. To be opened by Bishop Tim, 40 exhibitors, various events scheduled for 10, 12, 2pm and 4pm, plus cafe, pony rides, slum survival exhibition, market stalls and much more, its the one not to miss. See you there. Details here:

Have you heard of Freecycle? We have one in Bude, Launceston and Wadebridge:

Making Local Food Work Conference 2009 is scheduled for 30th September:

and another conference, Landscapes of the Mind, is being held at the Eden Project 25-27 September 2009:

DASH are organising another great looking set of affordable and useful courses:

The Soil Association are have announced support for Organic Buying Groups. Organic buying groups are people who regularly get together to buy organic food. If you are interested in setting up a group, use the guide to find about how go about it and find out more about other people's practical experience of how their buying groups operate:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall from River Cottage launched the Landshare website:
Online broadcaster launches suite of Cornwall-themed TV channels online:

All about Permaculture: Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats by following nature's patterns. Explore permaculture and how to implement it in your garden: is a new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want. Learn more here

Climate Friendly Food offer free online carbon calculator for all livestock, arable and growing enterprises practising organic techniques. The calculator will measure carbon emissions and carbon sequestration through the entire food chain. Also low-carbon certification scheme, based on farmer-to-farmer inspections, low bureaucracy and low cost:

Powerdown Show DVD, a 10-part TV series, explores many aspects of the Transition movement in a humorous, accessible and inspiring way. Each episode is just 20 minutes and is ideal for showing at Transition meetings:

How sustainable is your community? Toolkit for measuring rural sustainability available here:

And another tool for measuring just how resilient your community is, the LM3 developed by New Economics Foundation can be downloaded here:

Interesting project, the Liquidity Network - developing a complementary currency:

Just in, 'Kick The Habit', A UN guide to climate neutrality can be downloaded here:
More Peak Oil stories have surfaced in the media, this one is from the FT:

Do take a couple of minutes to watch this film:

Why Civilisations Collapse - A Lesson for Climate Change. Very interesting article (link below) with important insights on why some civilisations collapse and others don't, by Prof. Peter Saunders.

We have accumulated some impressive statistics (as of 28th July):
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700+ articles, news stories, events and comments have been published by our 200+ registered users. More here:

'Offered for sale or barter' section is now being successfully used. If you have something you wish to dispose off or if you have a skill which you are willing to sell or barter for something else, add it here:

If you are looking to acquire something or looking for a particular skill, add it here
Wanted to buy or barter:

Let me know if you are ready to call the first meeting in your village or Parish. We will be happy to assist with suitable films, talk or presentation.

Good luck

Transition North Cornwall Ltd:
Tel: 01840 230 548 email:

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