Resources

Films and Shorts! (Online and Off)

Supporting Materials for Group Convenors

Resources for people planning events, venues etc.

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Smart meters to lend

These meters are borrowable for 4 weeks on condition that you log your progress in reducing you energy use with advice and discoveries on the website. See Books

To purchase:

The Transition Handbook. March 2008 Rob Hopkins (originator of the TT movement)’The A-C of Transition’ and inspiring and positive handbook to the latest state of Peak Oil and Climate Change and how communities can harness collective genius to achieve a better low energy future. We have copies available for purchase at £10 (rrp £12.95)
This book is also available online completely free (to edit!)
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The Transition Timeline by Shaun Chamberlin. A really useful guide to the science behind Peak Oil and Climate Change, how they fit together and what we have to achieve by when to avoid the worst. Also an excellent guide to scenario planning. A useful tool to complement the Transition Handbook. Available to purchase at £10 (rrp £12.95)

The Local Food Book. By Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins How to grow local food Available to purchase at £10 (rrp £12.95)

Funny Weather Comic by Kate Evans. The best small book on Climate Change. see http://www.funnyweather.org 50p each or half price if purchased in bulk. call Duncan on 07958 635181
The Permaculture Magazine see http://www.permaculture.co.uk. The magazine of the movement whose thinking underpins the Transition Town movement. £3.50 (rrp £3.95)

phone 07958 635181 to get hold of these. We also have many more permaculture, urban food growing, energy saving, climate change, peak oil books and can order more at reduced rates.

To borrow:

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Plan B 3.0 The struggle to save a civilisation Lester Brown

Transition links

Founder Rob Hopkin’s excellent blog, http://www.transitionculture.org

The Transition Declaration of Independence

recommended by Sue Sheehan as a Green Champions resource for taking carbon cutting out to your community.

http://www2.btcv.org.uk/display/everyactioncounts

Magazines

Members have full collections of the following magazines. Often their indexes can be searched for specific topics on the magazine website.

  • Permaculture Magazine (and Permaculture Works)
  • The Ecologist
  • Earth Matters (FOE magazine)
  • The Organic Way (Garden Organic/HDRA members’ magazine)
  • Clean Slate (Centre for Alternative Technology members’ magazine)

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Articles

Centre for Alternative Technology fact sheets (full set, see http://www.CAT.org.uk)

Films

  • The Power of Community; How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (for loan or £9 cost price)
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore’s film on Climate Change – watch the updates on the DVD.
  • A Farm for the Future – BBC documentary. Duncan may have a copy to distribute
  • Wake Up , Freak Out and Get a Grip” by Leo Murray, lead animator on Age of Stupid (11 min animation about climate change)

Links

Quotations for inspiration

“I’ve noticed that even half an hour after I’ve picked them, crops like sweetcorn, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes and french beans lose much of their sweetness (the vitamins start to break down as well). After they’ve been sitting in a shop for a few days, you might as well eat this newspaper.” George Monbiot, Guardian/Observer Guide April 2008, ‘Growing your Own’.

 Long live the weeds that overwhelm
 My narrow vegetable realm!
 The bitter rock, the barren soil
 That force the son of man to toil;
 All things unholy, marred by curse,
 The ugly of the universe.
 The rough, the wicked, and the wild
 That keep the spirit undefiled.
 With these I match my little wit
 And earn the right to stand or sit,
 Hope, love, creat or drink and die;
 These shape the creature that is I.

-Theodore Roethke
“Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand… I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do” Edward Everett Hale

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