There is no better time to be thinking about how we can make Norwich a place that doesn’t suffer from the depletion of oil
The ‘Transition Norwich’ group will be holding its ‘Great Unleashing’ (launch event) at St Andrew’s Hall at 7.30 pm this Wednesday evening (Oct. 1st). [See http://www.transitionnorwich.org/
Speakers at the Unleashing will include Rob Hopkins (who founded Transition Totnes and thus the whole Transition movement, and who I debated on this blog and on his, last year) and local MPs and Councillors.
The central part of the Unleashing will be small-group discussions on particular aspects of creating a resilient Norwich. These will include food, transport, buildings, the economy, waste, government, and Heart and Soul. These groups will begin work on developing an ‘Energy Descent Plan’ for Norwich: working out how Norwich will practically cope with having less fossil fuel energy in the future. I will be attending the ‘Transport’ group.
The Norwich Green Party Councillors, naturally, fully back the ‘Transition Norwich’ initiative. Many Norwich Greens will be attending on Wednesday evening, and Green Party County Councillor Chris Hull has been asked to chair the event.
I am looking forward immensely to this event. With oil prices once again rocketing upwards, there is no better time to be thinking about how we can make Norwich a place that doesn’t suffer from the ‘peaking’ and inevitable decline in our oil supplies. A green approach to dealing with this inevitability is 100% in line with what the excellent Transition movement is actively working towards.