Welcome to Transition Horsham!
Transition Horsham is a community group of local Horsham area residents who are concerned about the effects that climate change and other environmental and economic problems will have on our lives in the near and medium future. We support the ideas and practical solutions of the Transition Towns movement set up by Rob Hopkins in 2006 in Totnes, Devon, where people like us wanted to do something positive to build in flexibility and resilience to their community, so that we not only survive future changes, but thrive.
So Transition Horsham is all about building community networks, sharing and learning new skills. It is about cutting our carbon emissions through establishing new community based ways of producing energy and heating our houses efficiently, reducing our individual carbon footprint, recycling and reducing waste. It is about growing healthy local produce, encouraging local biodiversity through seed swaps, mending clothes and knitting, baking bread and making preserves, learning more through reading groups and film nights, having fun and travelling lightly.
We have a number of projects on the go, so look through the website, join us on Facebook, check out the events page, sign up to get notifications, and if you think there is something you could help with or want to start, then don't hesitate, come to an event and let us know. We look forward to getting to know you.
To find out more about the Transition idea, you can start here.
Waitrose supports our Community Allotment
Waitrose in Horsham is supporting our Chesworth Community Allotment this month (September) with their community token scheme. If you shop there, do take a green token and drop into the allotment tub. The more tokens we get the more money we are awarded! Do spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Thank you!
On Thursday, July 31st, we held a barbecue at the Community Allotment. You can see more about it and the Community Allotment generally here.
Fossil fuel folly
With our October meeting about fracking coming up, you might like to look at these items:-
Click on the image above to watch a short video showing incidents in the USA involving oil and gas pipelines.
You might also like to read this article from the Wall Street Journal about some of the effects of fracking.
Lord Stern's TED talk
Click here to watch and hear Nicholas Stern give his recent short talk about how he sees the state of the climate - and what we might do about it.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 from 8pm at The Malt Shovel, 15 Springfield Road, Horsham RH12 2PG
Come along for an evening of networking and chat about climate change, peak oil, the environment, living in a sustainable way and all that sort of thing!
From now on Green Drinks will be held every three months.
Meetings switched to Tuesdays and no September meeting
Please note that our regular monthly meetings will now take place on the last Tuesday of the month, not Thursday. The Plant and produce swap we had arranged for Thursday, 25th September has been cancelled.
What fracking means to Sussex
Tuesday, 28th October, 8 pm at Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys)
A short 30 minute film entitled An Autumn Diary, plus a talk by its maker, Philip Davidson. It would be good to get a debate going so come along with questions and opinions.
You can see more about the film here
We work closely withHorsham Organic Gardeners Society
Other key links
Permaculture fruit tree pruning specializing in mature trees. 07908 710 670
Horse manure, well rotted, 50p a sack, bring your own sacks. Phone 01403 732514