15/03/2010

Transition Bro Ddyfi Launch


On Thursday the 18th of March, Transition Bro Ddyfi welcomes everyone to its official Launch at Y Plas, Machynlleth, between 5.30 and 10.30pm. There will be locally sourced food available from 5:30 for people coming straight from work and the main event, starting at 6:30pm, will be an evening of celebration - of the Transition Movement as a whole and of the amazing projects and groups in the Dyfi Valley that are working towards building and maintaining local resilience to the coming energy and climate-related challenges that we will all face.

The main event will feature a keynote presentation by Rob Hopkins, a highly entertaining and inspiring speaker, who founded the Transition Movement several years ago at Kinsale in the Irish Republic. Rob has been involved with the Movement pretty much full-time ever since, so if you want to find out about it then he's the man to come and listen to. There will be a bar and a variety of live acts as well as opportunity for discussion.

The Bro Ddyfi Transition Initiative, one of many local Transition Initiatives around the world, first began in 2007 as a way of exploring how the area might respond as a community to the twin challenges of forthcoming oil shortages and of the effects of climate change. Transition Initiatives work at a grassroots level towards developing local resilience in the community; in short they focus on three "R's": Recognition - actually understanding the issues we face in the coming years of the 21st Century; Reskilling - regaining the practical life-skills that our grandparents took for granted and Relocalisation - the importance of local economic regeneration, especially with respect to food production.

A complimentary event to follow the 'Big Launch' is taking place at Y Plas on Saturday the 20th of March: the Spring Open Day, starting at 11.00am till late. The day will be in three parts. It starts with a 'Be The Change Symposium', a lively, informative and engaging look at where we are, how we got here and where are we going. This is a real chance as a community to plan for a more sustainable, fairer and fulfilling future. Next, there will be a free showing of the award winning film, 'The Age of Stupid' - a poignant and inspiring wake up call to us all. In the evening there will be a twmpath, with music from local bands. Food and refreshments will be provided and there will be a bar in the evening. Both events are free but donations are welcome.


Article edited from the Transition Bro Ddyfi website

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