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.
News from the world of Transition
Amid a wealth of fascinating material in the latest Transition Network Newsletter, here is an interesting and highly topical article by Mike Grenville about his involvement with the anti-fracking protest camp at Balcombe
On Thursday, July 26th a celebratory barbecue took place at the Community Allotment which has been taking shape over the past year. More about the Community Allotment here.
The next session, on Saturday December 7th, will be part of a Green Coffee Morning with a sale of merchandise made in the Philippines from recycled materials, in aid of the Philippines Community Fund. Click here for more details.
On Thursday, November 28th, we showed the film Gasland II, a full-length documentary by Josh Fox about fracking in the USA.You can see the trailer for it here. As our area is being investigated by energy companies with a view to possible gas extraction by fracking, we have assembled a number of links to material on this subject which can be found here.
On Thursday, October 31st, Adam Lea gave us a most interesting talk on Climate change and the patterns of storms. You can see the slides from his talk here.
Click here for notes of the August meeting of Transition Horsham Steering Group.
Go to the Archive for back issues of Newsletters and minutes.
Open spaces in Horsham
Projects - click for more details
Transition Horsham events - click for more details
Other events - click for more details
New or topical links
Take a look at this brilliant website, find out about the new coffee waste packaging recycling scheme - and meet Pedro, the planet-loving Peruvian tree frog.
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