Thanks to the good number of people who came and contributed to a great and positive discussion on 2 October, we have the following updated expression of our objectives:
To build resilience and sustainability into our local community by:
a) creating, supporting and encouraging local solutions to the global problems of peak oil, climate change and economic crisis;
b) raising awareness of the issues associated with the challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic crisis and the consequent need to develop a low carbon, sustainable future through ethical, social, cultural, economic, environmental and community action;
c) supporting and working with other TransitionTowns and similar community-led initiatives; and
d) engaging with individuals and organisations, including statutory, voluntary and business where appropriate.
We’ll be making formal changes to our articles of association after the meeting on 17 October, so if anyone feels strongly that the above wording should be tweaked some more then you have some time to think about it and express yourself!
The Energy Fair organising team met last night in the Skinners and we’re very pleased to count up that we already have 11 local installers confirmed for the Energy Fair on 11 May AND that they cover just about every type of renewable technology we can use on/in/under/around our homes – biomass, solar PV, solar thermal, ground source heat pumps, stoves, rainwater harvesting, micro CHP… and more.
Here are our Magnificent Eleven, already confirmed with 3.5 weeks still to go until the Fair:
In alphabtical order:
- ARPower advanced renewable power
- Centre For Green Energy
- D&E Renewables
- Hadrian Electrical Engineering
- Logic Appleby
- Narec Distributed Energy
- Pure Green Energy
- PV Roofs / Maden Eco
- Sun Spirit
When we do the volunteer jobs rota for the day we’ll need to make sure that everyone has some free time to go round all the stalls ourselves! I’m certainly looking forward to working out what will be the next thing I can do to my own home =)
Tynedale Hospice at Home are providing the catering (proceeds to this excellent cause) and there will be lots more stalls, activities & info with an energy theme.
The Energy Fair is on Saturday 11 May, 10am – 4pm, at Trinity Methodist Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham.
If you wish to exhibit at the Fair, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark your email for the attention of Gillian.
Look forward to seeing you on Saturday 11 May.