Transition Derry - Feb 2009

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Transition Derry (ning link) (and Journal site

Transition Derry is part of a growing worldwide initiative which aims to build community resilience in the face of the challenges of peak oil and climate change. 

The Beginnings

November 2008 | Slow Walk | Lios na Gra Woods

Need an antidote to your usual hectic pace?

Transition Derry invited families to a slow walk in an ancient woodland.  Led by local man Dessie Mc Callion, this was a chance to learn about food sources in a lovely Autumn woodland or just to wander, wonder and chat.

6th December 2008 | Skills Sharing for Powerdown | Belmont Playtrail Eco-House

On Global Climate Change Day we are taking the time to share local skills for a powered down community. Could you live off-grid?  do your own basic plumbing? darn those worn socks?  grow your own vegetables and fruit? If all that seems a bit daunting you are still welcome - come and explore the Playtrail, enjoy the Eco-House and pick up produce from North West Organics.

contact Marian @ 71265215 for more information or come along to the Transition Derry stall  before the film:

The Power of Community – How Cuba survived Peak Oil | Foyle Film Festival -  The Nerve Centre | 6.00pm Friday 28th November

In the 1990’s, during the period known as ‘The Emergency’ in Cuba, people were starving and desperate. This film explores the country’s responses to massive reductions in oil and food imports and provides pragmatic and positive models for other communities facing the need to make major changes.