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  • Buckfastleigh In Transition – Tue 15th March 7pm

    Posted on February 16th, 2011 andy 2 comments

    Film: IN TRANSITION – followed by a discussion with Hal Gilmore & Carole Whitty of the Transition Network & Transition Town Totnes.

    Do you want to know more about the Transition movement?

    Is this the way forward for Buckfastleigh?

    Find out more & get your questions answered…

    We will be screening the film ‘In Transition’ at Buckfastleigh Town Hall, on Tuesday 15th March, at 7pm. This will be followed by a discussion and Q & A session hosted by Hal Gilmore & Carole Whitty.

    Entrance is FREE! Refreshments will be provided and donations towards costs are welcome.

    The Transition movement is about responding to the dual challenges of global warming and increasing energy shortage & cost, by building more resilient, self-sufficient local communities.

    There are at least 349 Transition Towns and Communities around the world, and more are starting up every week. The first was of course Totnes, and our neighbouring town Ashburton followed closely after. Should we adopt the model here?

    This is a chance to watch the inspirational film, and hear about the Transition movement’s development from two of the people who are at the heart of it.

    If you want to find out more about Transition – check out the Transition Primer here, and look in Buckfastleigh Library – BTT’s Green Section has several books published by the Transition Network, including the life-changing The Transition Handbook – which is an essential read for anyone interested in building a better future.

    Please help publicise the event, and ensure we have a great evening, by downloading, printing and displaying the A4 poster, anywhere you think it might be seen – download it here

    Hal Gillmore is from a South Devon farming family whose professional experience includes training, business development, tourism and expeditions.   Hal has been involved with Transition Town Totnes since 2007, including six months as Interim Project Manager. He is an accredited trainer for the Transition Network, where the Transition idea has gone global, and delivers local education programmes through Transition Tours and the Greenspire Project, both of which he established.

    Carole Whitty has a long experience in education, as a teacher, Headteacher and  Deputy General Secretary of the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT), with experience of policy development, budget and personnel issues as well as organisational development and training. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a “Leading Education Thinker” with the National Education Trust, and is working on a national level on a social enterprise educational project and on the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools programme. She is a TTT trustee and co-ordinates the TTT education group. She is also a Trustee of the Totnes Development Trust, a Trustee of the Totnes community Strategy Group and is Mayoress of Totnes May 2010-2011.

    Hal Gillmore is from a South Devon farming family whose professional experience includes training, business development, tourism and expeditions.   Hal has been involved with Transition Town Totnes since 2007, including six months as Interim Project Manager. He is an accredited trainer for the Transition Network, where the Transition idea has gone global, and delivers local education programmes through Transition Tours and the Greenspire Project, both of which he established.

    Carole Whitty has a long experience in education, as a teacher, Headteacher and  Deputy General Secretary of the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT), with experience of policy development, budget and personnel issues as well as organisational development and training. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a “Leading Education Thinker” with the National Education Trust, and is working on a national level on a social enterprise educational project and on the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools programme. She is a TTT trustee and co-ordinates the TTT education group. She is also a Trustee of the Totnes Development Trust, a Trustee of the Totnes community Strategy Group and is Mayoress of Totnes May 2010-2011.

     

    2 responses to “Buckfastleigh In Transition – Tue 15th March 7pm”

    1. There is an article in this month’s Devon Life about Transition Totnes and brief interview with Hal.

    2. […] thanks to all of you that turned up last night to our screening of the ‘In Transition’ film and the resulting discussions. Special thanks should go to Hal Gillmore and Carol Whitty for providing us with lots of valuable […]

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