The Transition Redhill Energy Group officially came into being at our launch meeting at the Garland last night. There were interesting discussions, ranging over a number of topics, and we have selected our first venture: an Energy Sevices Company (an ESCo, for short). Continue reading
Gleaning Network UK is an exciting new initiative to save the thousands of tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables that are wasted on UK farms every year.
Farmers across the country often have no choice but to leave tonnes of their crops unharvested and ploughed back into the soil. These crops cannot reach the market either because they fail to meet the strict retail cosmetic standards or because of overproduction. At the same time, 5.8 million people suffer from deep poverty in the UK and cannot afford a decent diet, and this number is on the rise. Continue reading
New year, new you
So here we are – another year over, a new one just begun… Happy New 2014, everyone!
What shall we do this year?
Our Food Group is going strong and we are launching an Energy Group this month. Other Transition Towns have Garden Share projects, knitting and sewing groups, film clubs and even the odd community-owned brewery. If any of these ideas take your fancy, or you are mulling over some community-run projects of your own, pop along to one of our Transition Drinks evenings at the Garland to talk them over. We’re there on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and details of the January one are below. Continue reading
As announced in last month’s newsletter, we are launching the Transition Redhill Energy Group this month.
The aim of the Energy Group is to help establish more sustainable use and supply of energy in and around Redhill, to minimise our contribution to climate change and improve our local resilience in the face of diminishing supplies of cheap and accessible fossil fuels. (And reducing our reliance on the Big Six energy companies and their annual well-above-inflation price rises wouldn’t hurt either.) Continue reading