Chris at London Transition has posted a lovely review highlighting some of the things that have been going on in London this year. It makes me very happy to see all of these exciting projects springing up – inspiring stuff for sure:
For many 2010 started with a sense that the best remedy for global, instituional paralysis is local, grass roots action, and the year has seen much new interest in Transition-style approaches in the capital both, in official Transition Towns initiatives and in like minded Low Carbon Communities and Climate Action Networks. Many new groups were formed, there was continued growth in the size and ambition of activities and and many firsts.
I couldn’t agree more. If there’s one thing that’s really hit home in the last year, it’s that real change is only going to happen from the bottom up.
It’s been a busy and very fun year at Transition Town Stoke Newington with three new projects launched in the form of Hackney Harvest, the Stokey branch of the Hackney Bike Workshop and Inclusive Transition as well as RefurbN16 continuing to bumble along quite nicely.
We’re always on the look out for fresh ideas for projects and enthusiastic people to get stuck in to make them happen so get in contact if you want to lend a hand. Or even better, come along to the Hackney Bike Workshop party this Saturday for a proper celebration.
Onwards and upwards for 2011!