Happy 2nd Birthday Transition Town Honiton

Transition Town Honiton is celebrating turning two years old on Tuesday 29th October 2013. Please join us from 7pm at the Methodist Church on Chapel Street, Honiton. Everyone is welcome. Tea and cakes from 7pm.

We have a short meeting at 7.30pm followed by a speaker at 8pm. We are looking for committee members – a chairperson, a secretary, a treasurer and other roles to help us run things smoothly over the next 12 months.

Our guest speaker is Joe Burlington and the talk is “To leave a healthy planet for our children - we must live good lives on less” followed by a discussion.

Joe is a retired physics and maths teacher and feels that small steps and bigger ones are needed to meet challenging issues such as: climate, food, land use, water, energy, metals, raw materials, pollution, waste disposal, increase in human populations, decrease in animals, fish, bees, bugs and biodiversity – resilience and economics. Joe is a founder member of South Somerset Climate Action (set up in 2005) and does various talks in the area.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead

The opening of our herb wall last month

Transition Town Honiton came to life in September 2011 when 28 people met for a meeting to discuss setting up a Transition group in Montgomery’s in Honiton. We’ve been quite busy since then – here’s a few examples of what we’ve been doing:
  • We started our Sustainable Saturday events in January 2012
  • We opened our herb wall garden in Sept 2013
  • We’re getting creative with the little ones with our EcoArt idea
  • We’ve done several fruit giveaways now & have given fruit to Honiton Foodbank
  • We’re setting up a group to start Community Recycling
  • We had a lovely Bring & Share supper in the Masonic Hall in 2012
  • We’re planning the creation of a Community Orchard in Honiton
  • We planted trees in The Glen in 2012
  • We support the fantastic Waste Not Want Not project in Honiton
  • We’ve started creating a bird garden at the back of Honiton library
  • Several creative members of the community created a beautiful TTH banner in 2013
  • We’ve done events for Climate Week 2013 and our Seedy Saturday event for Climate Week 2012
  • We do a monthly clothes swap in Honiton
  • We screened the In Transition 2 film at the Community College with a grant from the Co-operative
What do we do next………it’s up to you!!!

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