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.
Lots of people visited the Transition Horsham Seedy Saturday event on 22 February 2014 at the Quaker Meeting House. They came to swap seeds ready for the planting season and to visit the stalls set up by other horticultural and environmental organisations active in the Horsham area.
Wednesday, March 12th, 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!
Green Drinks normally happens on the second Wednesday of each month, but not in December.
Monthly meeting - Pesticides
A discussion to be led by Guy Deakin
Thursday, 27th March, 2014, 8pm, Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys)
At our pre-Christmas get-together on Thursday December 12th we received a presentation by Cllr Frances Haigh on the setting up of a Forum to enable residents in that part of Horsham town for which there is no parish council to participate in developing a neighbourhood plan. You can read more about this in the December Newsletter of the Forum or on the Forum website.
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 January meeting of Transition Horsham Steering Group.
Go to the Archive for back issues of Newsletters and minutes.
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