“The greatest challenges facing us now are climate change and fossil fuel depletion. The abundance of cheap oil has contributed to a huge shift in the way we live. A scarcity of oil will have devastating effects on our world as we rely so heavily on it for transport, food, manufacturing, health and of course [...]
Archive for October, 2008
It is a sign of the times when a leading publication like the New Scientist runs an issue with 15 inside pages and it’s front cover questioning economic growth. What would have been heresy only last year is now mainstream. Even “peak oil” and “transition towns” get a mention!
The lead article sets the scene with [...]
We had great feedback from our Transition Town Update evening with many people saying that it was the most enjoyable event so far!
Central to the evening was the “Big Hand” exercise that explored how we might “power down” under the different themes of Energy, Waste, Food, Housing, Transport and so on.
It was a bit like [...]
The Green Screen kicked off last Thursday in Cleere’s Pub with “A Crude Awakening”. There was a great turnout with many new faces.
As usual the evening was more than simply a film screening. We started off with a “speed date” exercise whereby each person was given a slip of paper with a one-liner explaining some [...]
Pat Fleming from Clonmel’s Transition Initiative passed on this to us. It is a short documentary on the absurdity of our current debt based money system and puts into perspective what is happening now in the financial markets.