Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Launch of Transition Scilly

Transition Scilly is a new project created to promote community solutions to the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, the two most important issues currently facing humanity and extremely pertinent for Scilly. It has been set up by six people who live and work on Scilly, who are committed to helping provide solutions to the problems created by peak oil and climate change.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Transition Scilly launches a programme of events to raise awareness about climate change, peak oil and Transition initiatives. Three film evenings, free to attend, will be shown on Fridays March 28th, April 4th and April 11th in the Old Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary's.

The events culminate in a talk by Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement, on April 16th. Rob is a highly sought-after speaker and it will be an exhilarating talk about positive solutions to a low-carbon future. The key part about Transition is its positive outlook - indeed it is often described as "more like a party than a protest march."

See the full events programme on the Events page - hope to see you there.

1 comment:

Nicola Pengelly said...

Hello All at Transition Scilly,

I heard a rumble that a network would be setting up on Scilly soon after seeing a poster on Steve Watt's desk when I was over last month!

As well as being involved with Transition on this side of the water professionally, I am also involved with setting up Transition Illogan with our local community regeneration team.

Please find a really useful link below to our presentations from the Environment Kernow 2007 Conference which I hope you will find interesting viewing (Colin Campbell, the god father of Peak Oil; David Strahn, author of the Last Oil Shock; Rob Hopkins, Transition Founder and Patrick Holden. Director of the Soil Association). Please feel free to use these videos. I have the presentations which go with the videos. If you want a copy let me know.

http://www.environmentkernow.org.uk/video_menu.html If you want a couple of DVDs with all this on, let me know and I'll pop some in the post to you!

All the best,


Nicola Pengelly
CRESTA Project Manager
Environment Kernow

ps your email for Transition Scilly isn't working at the moment hence why I had to leave a comment on the blog.