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transition townMembers of the newly formed Owen Sound Area Transition Town (OSATT) are inviting community members to join them at The Bleeding Carrot on April 19th at 7:00 PM for a "short film and discussion" about local actions we can take against climate change. The group's facebook page states the following:

"Owen Sound Area Transition Town (OSATT) is a community endeavour open to everyone in the greater Owen Sound area. Our goal is to enhance our local culture, economy and lifestyles through initiatives that directly confront the issues of energy use and climate change. We encourage you, as our neighbour, to join us on this exciting journey into the future." (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ostransition/)

The "transition movement" began in a small community, Totnes, in Great Britain and was led by renowned permaculture expert Rob Hopkins. Since 2005, communities around the world have developed local transition groups focussed specifically on climate change mitigation or greenhouse gas reduction, and
building communities that are less dependent on fossil fuels. (https://www.transitionnetwork.org/)

Group member David Ross says "we are hoping to attract people who want to work with others on real actions to make our communities more sustainable and less dependent on climate change-causing fossil fuels". The event poster invites people to come and "learn about the global transition town movement, meet others, share ideas and take action". Ross says the group is also very interested in networking and supporting others that already are doing things around the "transition town" objectives. "We are stonger if we act together", he says.

The group has been meeting for several months and has already hosted a number of project ideas include the start-up of a transition town film project, a tree planting project, a film plastic recycling project as well as discussion about a regional composting initiative.

The meeting on April 19th is a collaborative effort with the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network, which also hosting a web page for OSATT. Visit www.gbsusnet.com

There is no charge to attend and refreshments and snacks will be provided!

For further information contact David Walton at 519-470-3159, email at email.osatt@gmail.com or visit the web page at http://gbsusnet.com/osa-transition-town/

source: media release, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network

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