Our local community board. Using an old car mat and photographs from where the children visit over the year at pre-school such as the post office, tea room, doctors, dentist, hairdressers, shop, etc. EYFS Links: Understanding The World
"A free tele - seminar by hOurworld and Transition US on time-banking. In this (free) teleseminar Linda and Terry will cover the history of timebanking; various models, structures, and funding mechanisms; resources available to those interested in getting started; sustainability challenges; and opportunities for and examples of collaboration between the Transition and Time Bank movements." -The Economics of Happiness pass on...
"What he is arguing is that sweeping changes in history are made not only by 'big' people doing big things but by groups of 'ordinary' people doing smaller things together. And that it's a mistake to overlook those small steps."
The founder of a growing movement shows us around 'Transition Town Totnes' in Devon and talks about peak oil, the origin of the Transition Towns concept and how to help your community develop an 'energy descent plan' and prepare to 'power down.'
Local, self-sufficient, optimistic: are Transition Towns the way forward? - Locally grown food, community-owned power stations, local currencies … can small-scale actions make a difference? Yes, according to the Transition network – in fact, it's our only hope
Across the world, communities are forming around principles of sustainable, locally based living, with awareness that natural resources – like oil – are finite, and an understanding that sustainability is more than a choice in a grocery store; it’s a way of life.