Janey Lee Grace: make 2016 the year of the transition town
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The Radio 2 holistic health expert and Hertfordshire Life columnist explains how ‘transition towns’ can help you make changes for you and your community
Could 2016 be the year that you decide to make some changes? Sometimes it can be good to see the bigger picture and instead of just focusing on your own goals look out to the wider community and the whole concept of sustainability.
Across Herts there are now several transition towns – grass-root community projects that among other things seek to build resilience in response to climate destruction and economic instability by creating local groups that uphold the values of the Transition Network. Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Letchworth, Berkhamsted and Kings Langley all now have transition initiatives.
The movement’s motto is ‘Be the seeds of change’. In other words, be actively conscious of our ways of being and actions - walk the talk.
Check out the network’s monthly local produce markets or join in on a community planting project. See transitionnetwork.org for more.