"Transport Revolutions"

"Transport Revolutions" is an episode of The Sustainable Region (Vancouver, BC) featuring interviews with Anthony Perl (Simon Fraser University) and Bryn Davidson of the Dynamic Cities. See the Post Carbon Institute website:  http://www.postcarbon.org/issue/12879-transportation (recommended by Pat Harris)

Major Supermarket vs Shipston Shops

Does it costs more to shop locally? One of the aims of Transition Towns is to encourage people to shop locally, to support the local economy and use less petrol.

Visit to Vale Landscape Heritage Trust at Cleeve Prior

Sat 28th November leaving Shipston at 10.00 return 12.30

Beekeeping in the Community

You will probably be aware that the UK honey bee population is in decline.

local food directory

On Saturday 5 December, ahead of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, tens of thousands of people from all walks of life will flow through the streets of London to demonstrate their support for a safe climate future for all. If you would like to join them, a coach will be leaving from central Stratford at 8.00am on 5 December, calling at Shipston-on-Stour before proceeding to London. The coach will return via Shipston, arriving at Stratford at approximately 7.00pm. The cost will be £10 per person (children under five free). Contact: Jo Taylor 01608 685454

“Cut the wrap” - Saturday November 14th

We are holding a Packaging Event on Saturday November 14th from 10-2 outside the Shipston Co-op. There will be a display of unnecessary packaging and information about how we can act to reduce the pile of packaging that surrounds our shopping. The Co-op is involved because of its good record for working to improve its environmental record, and is also giving away 50 Fairtrade cotton shopping bags. Shoppers will be invited to leave their excess packaging and Transition Town volunteers will take as much as possible for recycling.

For more information ring Helen Winnifrith 01608 661244 or mailto:helenwin@tiscali.co.uk