You may know that TTT is part of a network of Transition Towns round the world – community groups of all shapes and sizes who are each taking local action on environmental and social sustainability. TTT’s motto is Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change. That encourages a wide range of activities, and inspires us to want to get on with it alongside local partners who are ‘transitioning’ to establish a better future now.

The Transition Network is hosting its first international conference for 3 years: hundreds of people are booked in from dozens of countries this weekend in Devon. 
Nine of us from the TTT family are attending. It’s only a week after the Foodival – there are still many great and tired memories to share, and now we are about to make new ones.

As I post this blog four of us are zooming down the road towing a cute caravan. 

The others are packing or looking for their train tickets…

Between us we’ve been invited to facilitate three workshops, and we’re proud to be able to do that: 

  • Tomorrow Lucy is co-facilitating a day workshop on ‘The Art of Invitation: creative engagement for ourselves and our communities’. Details are here.
  • On Saturday morning, Charles, Jenny, Richard and Sharon are hosting a workshop on ‘Outdoor Learning with Young People’. Details here.
  • On Saturday afternoon, Dan and Rachel from fanSHEN are offering a workshop on ‘Creative Facilitation’. Details here.

We’ll all attend other sessions and there will be a lot of interaction and chatting in the lunch queues.

It’s very inspiring to me that ‘Transition’ includes TTT’s local Tooting focus and the wide international network. 

In the last month we’ve been lucky to welcome visitors from 2 overseas Transition initiatives – Catherine and Leonard from Transition Albany in the Bay Area of California…

…and Caroline from Transition XL in Ixelles, Brussels. 
We’ve learned a lot from them all, and also shared the joys of Tooting. 

At the conference we’re looking forward to sharing ideas that encourage us and make our community projects more effective. 

We’ll let you know all about it. -Charles