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Transition News February 2012

Welcome to the February TransitionNC update

Don't miss these important events and all those information packed news stories that you may not have seen yet

Forthcoming events:

8Feb2012: Food Coop and Organic Buying Group networking event : presentations and workshops - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2346#comment-2346

9Feb2012: Local food production and efficient energy use : Transition Tavistock Presentations and discussion: the importance of local food production and links between food and efficient energy use - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2365#comment-2365

12Feb2011: Energy savers at home, Tavistock: Have you reduced your bills by conserving energy or generating it from a renewable source? Yes? Then your community needs you! - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2349#comment-2349

28Feb2012: Hydrogen as a Transport Fuel: The Key to Reducing UK Oil Dependence? - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2389#comment-2389

18Mar2011: House & Farm resilience: half-day course: another Open Day to show our visitors why and how we live and farm with near zero use of fossil fuels and how they, too, may be able to benefit from lower energy bills. Run by sustainable Farmer of the Year finalist - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2335#comment-2335

20Mar2012: Making Local Food Our Future: a must-attend event for anyone interested in the future of community food - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2391#comment-2391

21Mar2012: Anaerobic Digestion in Practice : on farm training event and gain understanding of how Anaerobic Digestion works in Practice - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/97/2385#comment-2385

9Apr2012: How to build and finish a Straw bale roundhouse: environmental sustainability and decorative finishing techniques including earth plastering design and sculptural elements - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2293#comment-2293

All these and others listed in http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12

Major news stories and opinions published in the past month include:
Guardians of Future Generations - a proposal: proposal to improve the current model of democracy by including safeguards for future generations - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2358#comment-2358
Cottage Farm feature in Cornwall Today: ... it was time to pay a visit to this unusual organic, sustainable farm to see exactly what makes it work - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2375#comment-2375
Mebyon Kernow sees the future in black and white: "Everyone is so much more aware that we are separate, different, not a part of England and should have the right to govern ourselves." - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2384#comment-2384 - and http://www.transitionnc.org/node/44/2341#comment-2341
Fossil fuel subsidies: It's a form of madness: Fossil fuels are subsidised in much of the world, causing billions of tonnes of addition CO2 emissions
- http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2383#comment-2383
Searaser turns wave power into clean energy: 'Bicycle pump' to turn wave power into clean energy - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2379#comment-2379
Greedy Lying Bastards: new documentary highlights the 'influence, deceit and corruption' of fossil fuel industry - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2382#comment-2382
Australian government tries to hide its own peak oil report: 'Better not to ask any questions when you don't have any answers.' (just like the UK) - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2378#comment-2378
Fossil fuels are sub-prime assets: overexposure to high-carbon assets by London-listed companies risks creating a 'carbon bubble' - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2371#comment-2371
Cornwall wants its own government: Cornish Constitutional Convention drew up plans for an assembly and executive to provide self-government for Cornwall ... - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2362#comment-2362
Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not: Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution. - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2334#comment-2334
TEQs: Fighting for a better future: It is painful to see our collective future being deemed too expensive or politically difficult to preserve. If your economics deems catastrophic climate destabilisation the cheapest option, then surely something is wrong with your economics- http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/2336#comment-2336

TransitionNews Weekend Magazine : 313 articles by 51 contributors. Read it here: http://paper.li/TransitionNewsC/weekend-magazine?utm_source=subscription...

So you think you have a pension? - you'd better think again
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century : a fantastic book, 500 page encyclopaedia of current thinking
and others in http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50

The library of Learning Resources:
Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic: Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals. Now there is an answer - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2352#comment-2352
Noam Chomsky - 10 strategies of manipulation by the media: the ten most powerful and effective strategies resorted to by the agendas “hidden” to establish a manipulation of the population through the media - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2350#comment-2350
Top 10 peak oil books: books on energy, climate and the economy - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2342#comment-2342
How money has been privatised and what to do about it : Money has been privatised by stealth. The greatest privatisation in history has gone unnoticed. It's time to take from the banks the power to produce money - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2324#comment-2324
Peak Oil: You don't have to take my word for it : If you write about, speak about, or talk with your family, friends and co-workers about peak oil, you've almost certainly been asked: "Well, who else is saying what you're saying?" here is the answer - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2315#comment-2315
plus Personal Energy Descent Plan item of some very useful pointers that you may not have thought of yet.

Elsewhere on the website you will find articles such as these
Where do continued high oil prices lead us? - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/2372#comment-2372
Reality sinks in: Global Growth Slowdown - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/2368#comment-2368
another MK member elected to Cornwall Council - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/44/2317#comment-2317
10th anniversary of the 50,000 Declarations for Cornwall - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/44/2341#comment-2341
4 Ways Farmers’ Markets Are Going Digital: http://www.transitionnc.org/node/95/2380#comment-2380
Model for Cornish Energy Independence - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/44/2057#comment-2057
Cornish Devolution : the whys and what for's of Cornish devolution and Cornish Assembly with law making powers - an essential step to safeguard our few advantages for the benefit of Cornwall residents: food and renewable energy

The Local Food Directory : now has a direct link to Big Barn for finding local food producers near you - try it out and the Renewable Energy Directory now has details of the super new EMMA which allows you to soak up all your renewable energy rather than exporting it to the grid, which basically doubles your own benefits (http://www.transitionnc.org/node/48/2387#comment-2387). Check it out.

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Good luck and take care

Paul
www.TransitionNC.org
Tel: 01840 230 548 email: admin@TransitionNC.org

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