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Archive for “Self Congratulation” category

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8 Apr 2013

Cllr. Jill Tomalin on the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint

Here’s Cllr. Jill Tomalin of Totnes Town Council giving her, and the Council’s, reflections on the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint which was published last week.

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13 Dec 2012

Transition recognised in the European Parliament

It didn’t start too auspiciously.  My Eurostar train’s engine broke down at St. Pancras and sat there for 2 hours while engineers tried in vain to reattach the flange to the sprocket (or something).  After several aborted attempts where we were told all was now well, only to grind to a halt again after moving forwards a few metres, we finally all bailed off onto another train and set off.  I was travelling to Brussels to collect, on behalf of Transition Network, the 2012 EESC Civil Society Prize at a rather grand award ceremony in the European Parliament building.  Would I make it in time?

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13 Oct 2011

A tale of two book launches and announcing today’s virtual Twitter one!

There have now been two launches of The Transition Companion.  The first took place on October 5th in Totnes Civic Hall, and the second was yesterday, on the roof of Food from the Sky in Crouch End, an amazing urban agriculture project in London.  Today sees a third, our Twitter book launch!  The idea is that from 2pm – 5pm today, I will be on Twitter (@robintransition), answering any questions you might have about the book, responding to any requests for signed copies, and generally tweeting about ‘The Transition Companion’ to anyone who takes an interest.  The hashtag is #ttcomp.  See you there.

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4 Jul 2011

A taste of the forthcoming ‘The Transition Companion’

Things are moving along well with ‘The Transition Companion: making your community more resilient in uncertain times’ which is due to be published in early October.  We are currently doing the fine editing and sorting out all the pictures.  As part of the run-up to the publishing, Green Books have produced what’s called a ‘blad’ (“Book Layout And Design”), which gives a taste of the layout, style and contents in a little 16 page booklet.  You can download it as a pdf here.  A free printed copy of the blad will be given to everyone who attends this weekend’s Transition Network conference in Liverpool.  We think it’s going to be gorgeous, and is in a quite different style from the previous Transition books.  You can keep up to speed with developments either here or over at Green Books’ website.  We are currently planning a few launch events for the book… if you have any ideas for one, do get in touch…

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21 Jun 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful. Chris Bird on Transition Town Totnes’s Ashden Award

TTT's Fiona Ward accepts the Ashden Award from Kevin McCloud.

On Thursday 16th June Grand Designs TV guru, Kevin McCloud, presented the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy and Behaviour Change to the Transition Together project run by Transition Town Totnes (TTT).   The award, worth £10,000 plus support and mentoring from the Ashden Trust over the next 12 months, came just 18 months after TTT were awarded £625,000 as part of the previous government’s Low Carbon Community Challenge. This money made it possible to scale up the previous Transition Together programme and make grants available to install solar PV systems in participating households (you can read Ashden’s very thorough case study here).

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