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Posts Tagged ‘transition towns’

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines.

Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested in discussing our future.

Uncivilisation Dark Mountain 2011 photo by Amelia Gregory
Uncivilisation Dark Mountain 2011 photo by Amelia Gregory
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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Architecture

Some really interesting architectural concepts from RCA graduates Bethany Wells, James Christian, Bethan Kay and Tom Lasbrey. Hard to find most of them online though...

Written by Amelia Gregory

A gilded vision of Com Dem Nation by Tom Lasbrey. I don’t know much about the architectural world, but I do know what I like. Here’s the graduate architects that […]

Food from the Sky: Growing food on top of a Supermarket in Crouch End

Meet the supermarket with a difference: Thornton's Budgens in Crouch End hosts a greenhouse and garden on its roof, and the food which is grown is sold in the shop downstairs. Could this be the future of all supermarkets? Inspiring stuff.

Written by Zofia Walczak

Food from the Sky by Sam Parr. It’s a stiflingly hot day in Crouch End as my friends and I venture into Thornton’s Budgens and, feeling slightly stupid, ask one […]

Happy Birthday Grow Heathrow

Transition Heathrow celebrates one year of nurturing a sustainable community in the path of the third runway at Sipson. Congratulations! Inspiring mini documentary by You and I Films. Illustrations by Rebecca Peacock and Sam Parr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Grow Heathrow by Rebecca Peacock. Just over a year ago a group of my friends envisioned a radical new version of the Transition Town model. Activists drawn from groups such […]

Sir Philip Green and his Topshop billions get the UK Uncut treatment.

Sir Philip Green is able to dodge huge tax bills by sending Topshop profits to his wife in Monaco. UK Uncut closed down the Oxford Circus flagship store in protest against billionaire tax avoidance tactics in the face of huge cuts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Topshop, with your welcoming entrance you are spoiling us… If you are on twitter you will probably have noticed the mutterings of the #UKuncut hashtag – from small beginnings it […]

Sunrise Off Grid 2010: Festival Review

The Sunrise Off Grid festival took place in late August - here's our review of this very special kind of festival.

Written by Tiger Lily Raphael

Having been to each and every Sunrise festival since it started in 2006 I became one of the Sunrise Off Grid organising team this year. It’s only the second time […]

Transition Towns Conference 2010: The Automatic Earth Stoneleigh Lecture on the Financial Crisis.

Stoneleigh (AKA Nicole Foss) gave a lecture entitled 'Making Sense Of The Financial Crisis In The Era Of Peak Oil' to a packed audience at the Transition Towns Conference. Here's my overview of what she said with a few of my own thoughts sprinkled on top. Massively important food for thought.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hire Me by Joana Faria. Nicole Foss is a finance writer and energy analyst known as Stoneleigh when she blogs on The Automatic Earth website – a fact which confused […]

Transition Towns Conference 2010: An Overview

This year's annual conference was held at Seal Hayne Agricultural College in Devon. Highlights included the unveiling of plans for a new book from Rob Hopkins, a lecture by Nicole Foss, a wild food walk and catching up with old friends.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by James Shedden. Back in mid June I attended my third Transition Towns Conference down in sunny Devon at Seal Hayne, an impressive looking agricultural school that has been […]

There’s the General Election, and then there’s Democracy Village in Parliament Square.

We may be in the throes of electoral reform, but for some change is not quick enough - they've taken action into their own hands and are now camping in Parliament Square.

Written by Amelia Wells

Democracy Village. All photography by Amelia Wells. Parliament Square is currently home to the Democracy Village; a few tents, a couple of marquees and a whole lot of passion. It […]

Eyjafjallajökull: clear blue skies and no aeroplane contrails.

Using the twitter hashtag #contrailfree I collected images of the hyperreal crystal blue skies we experienced over London and much of the UK over the weekend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A view over the City of London by Gavin Mackie. Well, it’s Monday and there are still no planes in the sky above my house in Brick Lane. True, it’s […]

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Carbon Conversations Courses, London

Written by Zofia Walczak

Want to reduce your carbon footprint in 2010, with a group of lovely people, AND reduce your overdraft by saving some money on energy bills?  The Carbon Literacy Forum are co-ordinating free Carbon Conversations courses across several London […]

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Guerilla Gardening – the community led action

Getting the lowdown on the grassroots action taking place in a suburb near you.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Earlier this year, The Canalside Environment Group initiated an act of guerilla gardening in a North Oxford resident’s estate. Amelia’s Magazine spoke to Moira regarding the reasons behind the action. […]

Climate Rush

Rambling gypsy caravan with the climate suffragettes

Written by Adam S

I’ve been on the road with Climate Rush, with 3 horses, a couple of caravans, plenty of publicity and a heck of a load of energy. We’ve been on a […]