Transition Circles are neighbourhood groups supporting individuals to make practical transitions to reducing energy consumption, sharing experiences of what's working and what's difficult in making real changes.
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We're part of a world-wide community movement in response to peak oil and climate change. This site gives you details of all our up and coming events and meetings, as well as reports, previews of films and books and related matters that are going on in Norwich and East Anglia.
Transition Training is the fulcrum of the Transition Towns movement. Last month Transitioniers from several initatives, including Norwich went to Colchester, to find out how to give an effective talk on Transition. This month Naresh Giangrande is returning to East Anglia to teach two half-day workshop at Country Hall. Naresh has been involved in designing, running and evolving many of the events, groups, and trainings since the foundation of the movement. Transition Talk Training (9 Feb - Colchester) Twenty of us met at the Old Library in Colchester Town Hall for a useful day of learning how best spread the T word. In essence it's the art of instilling in your audience the gravity of the dilemmas we all face without scaring them rigid; guideing people beyond that 'Peak Oil Moment' and giving them something solid to hold onto once Pandora's box has been opened - conjuring a good ship Transition to climb aboard and NOT just leaving a soggy plank to cling onto.
There was plenty of inspiration and energy in the room as folks from Bedford, Broxbourne, Colchester, Debenham, Norwich, Waldon, Wivenhoe and Woodbridge (plus Kevin all the way from Cornwall!) shared ideas and strategies. It was clear that it's not just a presentation of facts that wins peoples hearts and minds (although getting those facts right is crucial), it's the passion and conviction of a messenger speaking from their personal experience. The most infectious way of spreading the word and getting people involved is by displaying the momentum of Transition schemes in action and examples of success. (Andy Croft/Communications)
Transition Training on Peak Oil and Climate Change at County Hall - 26 March
Free half-day workshops on peak oil and climate change, exploring the Transition Towns approach for council officers, community engagement workers, decision makers, members of Norfolk climate change partnership & the Norfolk community. The workshops will be facilitated by Naresh Giangrande and Sophy Banks of Transition Town Totnes and introduced by Chris Hull of TN.
The workshop will include what transition initiatives are and how Local Authorities and other local organisations can work alongside them, an introduction of the key challenges posed by Peak Oil and Climate change, and explore ‘first mover’ advantages to a council in using and applying Transition. (National government and MPs are taking a keen interest in Transition see: http://transitionculture.org/2009/05/25/ed-milliband/