Talking points

March 2016 meeting: Zero Carbon

March 2016: Zero Carbon, Oakfield School Anna Francis outlined the case for going fossil-free and experienced energy volunteer Mick Dunk talked about his experience of volunteering as part of the Warm and Improved Somerset Homes Programme. We then spent some time looking at actions that we can take at individual, community and organisational level to help…

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The First International Conference of the Transition Network

The first international conference of the transition network, in September 2015, came after the UK-based International Permaculture Convergence and included workshops and local visits as well as a weekend conference attended by 350 people from around the world.  For a comprehensive account, see the transition network website here https://www.transitionnetwork.org/ Frome was well-represented at the conference.…

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SHARE – latest news and wish list

The ‘sharing shop’ is close to being a reality and now has a name: SHARE – A library of things. This excellent venture, led by edventure, working with Sustainable Frome and the Cheese and Grain, is looking for people to get involved – with the first work days on Wednesday 15th April and Thursday 16th April, and then the…

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The Gift Economy

Did you come along to our December meeting? If so, you would have learnt a little about the gift economy and experienced a gift circle. This appeared in the newsletter afterwards and provides some links for you to delve further into the subject. The Gift Economy In contrast to the market economy’s insistence that we monetise…

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