Monthly Archives: January 2015

Free course placements at the Centre for Alternative Technology

Wind turbineThe Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is offering a funded placement for grass roots campaigners to join them on their next Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB) course.

Join them at CAT on 6 – 8 February for an empowering and inspiring weekend looking at this ground-breaking research. ZCB offers a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle. The course also covers how ZCB can be successfully used as a powerful tool to inspire positive action, stimulate debate and build consensus in our communities and places of work. The course is ideal for Change Makers working in Local Green Groups, Transition Towns, FOE groups, CAT members, students and activists etc

To enter please send CAT no more than 300 words (posted to the CAT Facebook page or email courses@cat.org.uk) about why you should get a funded place what you will do with the knowledge you get from the course.

Deadline is 5pm GMT 29 January 2015.

The winner will be judged by a panel of CAT staff and announced on 30 January on the CAT Facebook page.

(By entering you accept that CAT will post your name to the CAT Facebook page should you win.)

Travel to CAT is not included but vegetarian wholefood full board and onsite accommodation at CAT is included.

Transition Redhill – January Update

Happy New Year everyone! Apologies for the post-festive season lateness and brevity of this update, but there are still a few good things happening during the dark days of mid-winter…

You've Been Trumped film posterHave you been Trumped?

We will be showing the film You’ve Been Trumped at our usual Tuesday evening meeting at the Garland…

You’ve Been Trumped is a 2011 documentary by British filmmaker Anthony Baxter. The film documents the construction of a luxury golf course on a beach in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland by developer Donald Trump, and the subsequent struggles between the locals and Donald Trump and Scottish legal and governmental authorities. The film was briefly ranked as the highest rated British film of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

Read more about the film on Wikipedia.

When: Tuesday, 20 January 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6PP (Map)

Admission free. All welcome.

Bikes Revived logoCycles recycled

Did you, or anyone you know, receive a new bike for Christmas? If that has left you with an old, and no longer wanted, bike then please consider donating it to Bikes Revived in Merstham. There it will be expertly restored or recycled with usable parts being used for other bikes. (They also offer a bike assembly and safety check service for new boxed bikes.)

In Brief

  • A reminder that the Woodland Trust have free tree packs to give away to schools, communities and youth groups for spring 2015. See here for more information.
  • The renewable energy social enterprise Energy4All has started a 38 degrees petition, calling on the Financial Conduct Authority to stop blocking the creation of new renewable energy co-ops.
  • Grow Wild has thousands of free seed kits for groups to share, so people can transform local spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wild flower havens. Sign up here.

Dates for your Diary

  • Saturday 10 January – Acoustic Music Session at The Garland. Monthly acoustic music session at The Garland, Redhill from 3pm-6pm. A very informal session involving musicians of all standards. All welcome. See this page for details.
  • Also on Saturday 10 January – Wassailing in Dorking. Back by popular demand.  Expect hot drinks, a bonfire for marshmallows  and a community get together at the start of the new year. Held at the Dorking Community Orchard from late afternoon to late evening. All are welcome. See here for more details.