Folkestone in Transition has an event for anyone interested in helping to relaunch the community group. This is at 7pm on Wednesday 7th September at Sunflower House, 45 Foord Road, by the railway viaduct, CT19 5AE. It will be an informal gathering to explain the activities to date and the Transition ethos as a whole, and to gain ideas and set priorities for the next steps in Folkestone.
The group is part of the international Transition Network movement, which seeks to build more sustainable, healthy and happy communities. Key issues addressed are climate change and social inequality. The Folkestone group has been in existence for around five years and has had talks, films and a range of projects including ones to reduce energy use and encourage community food growing.
One of the organisers of the relaunch meeting, Chris Raines, says: “The Transition movement has great potential here in Folkestone and we’d like to now move things forward, to make it more active, embed it more firmly in the town, and have more people involved. We’d like to see as many people as possible at the relaunch gathering and to explore where, together, we can take this initiative.”
The group also has a film showing, again at Sunflower House, on Tuesday 20th September, at 7pm. It is showing Trashed, an award winning documentary directed and narrated by Jeremy Irons about the world’s waste and what can be done to address this. It will be followed by a discussion about what can be done to reduce waste in the community.
Details from Chris Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org, 01303-850708. Tickets for Trashed can be bought in advance from Chris at Copy-Link, 19a Grace Hill, Folkestone, CT20 1HA.