Tuesday 27th March, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Community Café

Free admittance and all are welcome!

What makes a community and how can communities be most effective? How can we build and nurture ours here in Llandrindod? 
 
We invite you to come and share your ideas and hear responses to these questions from the UK and elsewhere, at an evening of short films and discussion on the theme of community.
 
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Tuesday 27th February, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Community Café

Free admittance and all are welcome!

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community.

The film documents the community’s learning process as well as exploring the global issues we’re facing through interviews with some of today’s most interesting speakers on the subjects, including permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, filmmaker and activist Helena Norberg-Hodge, climate change activist David Spratt and many more.

We will use the film as a starting point for a discussion on our own possible responses to the current global crises.

  • How important is it to consider reduction of material usage as an alternative (and addition) to technological fixes?
  • How could our community work together to pool resources & skills?
  • Do we need to learn to depend more on each other and our community? How could we facilitate this?

Please download and display a poster to help promote this event 

 

Tuesday 23rd January, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Community Café

Free admittance and all are welcome!

The climate change battle is now getting to its critical phase. Some are optimistic about progress, but the Earth's normal climate systems are also starting to break down at an accelerating rate.

We invite you to an illustrated talk by Joe Botting who will review the latest evidence of the changing state of the world's climate and give his views on what is most likely to happen in the near future.

About the speaker

Joe Botting is a Llandrindod-based palaeontologist and naturalist, with a long interest in environmental matters.  He has been closely following material on climate change for many years and has previously given talks to the group on the latest developments.

You can download a poster to help promote this event and a leaflet that provides more information.

Further information

The film shown at the meeting was a TED talk by Al Gore on The case for optimism on climate change.

For a fuller analysis of current data see this lecture by Dr Aaron Thierry at the University of Sheffield

Zero Carbon Britain is a research project by the Centre for Alternative Technology that shows how a zero emissions society is possible and the steps we need to take to achieve it.

 

Tuesday 12th December, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Community Café

Free admittance and all are welcome!

We invite everyone who's been involved in Transition activities or has been to any of our meetings to come and join us for a social evening to celebrate what we've done together over the last year and to look forward to 2018.

Mince pies and mulled wine or a non-alcoholic alternative will be served with our compliments!  Do come and join us!

 

Tuesday 28th November, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Community Café

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.
All are welcome!

What's Wrong with Money?
... and what is it doing to our Society?

We invite you to an evening of short films on the theme of Money and Society which show that changes to make our financial and social systems more sustainable are necessary, possible and beneficial for all.

Many of the big social and economic problems that we’re facing today are due to the way that money is created by the financial institutions. This is leading to increasing inequality, indebtedness and unaffordable housing.

TLT member Jackie Talbott will introduce a number of important ideas, such as the Three Pillars of Sustainability and lead us through a number of short films that show what is wrong with the current systems, what different approaches are possible, and what we can do to bring about change.

You can download a poster to help promote this event and a leaflet that provides more information.

Further information

The films shown during the evening were

"What is Inner Transition" (extract) from the Transition Network website

Richard Wilkinson's talk "How economic inequality harms societies" from the TED website

"There is no Magic Money Tree" from the Positive Money website

Ben Dyson's talk on "How to fuel the economy without increasing debt, through Sovereign Money" from the Positive Money website

Had time allowed we would have finished with "Could these 3 simple changes to banking fix the economy?" also from the Positive Money website

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