Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Talking Transition to Deal Town Council

On Tuesday 28th June 2011 DEAL WITH IT chair Rosie Rechter gave a 10 minute presentation to a full council meeting of Deal Town Council asking them to pass a resolution to support Deal becoming part of the Transition town network.

With the backing of the town council, Deal will be able to do more, faster, in the process of becoming a sustainable, resilient, low carbon community, better able to cope with the challenges of climate change, exponentially rising fossil fuel prices and the global financial crisis.

Rosie stressed that many initiatives have already been undertaken but with local democratic
representatives' support, the grass roots movement could move faster towards a low carbon lifestyle promoting local producers, retailers, local transport links and green tourism, as other Kent transition towns and low carbon communities are doing.

Mention was made of Poole's move towards tidal energy generation as a social community-owned enterprise !

The presentation was well received and DTC cllrs agreed to discuss the matter fully next month. Our hopes are raised and our fingers firmly crossed - Watch this space!

Thanks to Sarah for the report & Rose for the Pic

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