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.
Publicising the Community Allotment
On Saturday morning, April 5th, a number of Horsham Transitioners set up a stall next to the market to help publicise the Community Allotment.
Bottle Top Madness
Also on Saturday morning, April 5th, Sussex Green Living organised a Bottle Top Madness event at the Quaker Meeting House. Bottle tops are not normally recycled by local authorities but Sussex Green Living has a project to collect and sort bottle tops for recycling. You see more about the event 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.
Thursday, 24th April, 2014, 8pm, Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys)
Several local organisations which align with Transition's aims will explain to us what they do and identify ways in which individuals might choose to get involved. Among other we will be hearing from Co-wheels, a social enterprise car club which is coming to Horsham.
Wednesday, May 14th, 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.
Group exercise - towards a resilient Horsham
Thursday, 29th May, 2014, 8pm, Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys)
We will aim at this meeting to help create a short working document for Transition Horsham, on What would make Horsham more resilient in the next 30 years? We hope to use this to identify future food, transport and energy projects as well as to contribute to discussions currently being led by Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Forum.
Transition Horsham events - click for more details
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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