NB Our monthly Sustainability Discussion Group has had a slight makeover and will now be called Transition Cafe
Transition Café is our monthly meeting where we discuss a variety of Transition issues in a relaxed and informal way. Come along and meet up with other Transitioners or find out more about how you can get involved.
14th September Topic: Linking the Local and the Global
Localisation is at the core of the Transition approach, but how might this work relate to global issues? This month we’ll be watching a short episode of The Powerdown Show focusing on Global Citizenship to kick off the discussion.
12th October Topic: Honouring the Elders
Rather than seeing the past as something to be left behind, the Transition approach suggests that we have a lot to learn from those who lived before the age of cheap oil. This month, Michelle Bastian will open up a discussion on these issues by describing a new project being developed that will explore the history of local food in Liverpool.
9th November Topic: Children, Health and Climate Change
After looking at how we can learn from the past in October’s café, November’s meeting will looking to the future. Neil Chadborn from Transition Eastham and Bromborough will open the discussion by discussing some of his research aimed at learning more about children’s attitudes towards health and climate change.
Transition Café starts at 6:30pm with tea and coffee available.
You’ll find us at the Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane.
8/06/11 UK Energy - Tim Greenshaw from the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy
How much do we need and how can we get it? In this lecture, we will discuss the UK’s future energy needs and examine the contribution various energy sources, both renewable and non-renewable, can make to fulfilling those needs.
13/07/11 Heart and Soul groups - a presentation by Jon Jelfs about this important strand of Transition, which can provide support and encouragement to us as we think about the changes we are making to our lifestyles as we move towards a more resiliant future.
The Sustainablity Discussion Group meetings start with a light supper at 6.50pm and are followed by a talk, DVD and discussion
Where: Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane.
When: 6.50pm for 7.15pm start
January to April 2011
12/01/11 The truth about climate change part 2
David Attenborough explores the personal and technological changes we can make to avert catastrophe
9/2/11 Crash course by Chris Martenson
This DVD challenges the dominant discourse of our day which suggests that we can only have prosperity while we have growth and puts forward a new vision, one that he sees will be needed for the future.
9/3/11 What are Energy Descent Action Plans?
Students form the University of Liverpool talk about Energy Descent Action Plans.
13/4/11 Talk: Can we live on renewable energy?
This talk looks at the renewable energy available and compares this with our current use of energy. It is based largely on research done by David MacKay, Professor of Physics at Cambridge University
These meetings start with soup at 6.50 and are followed by a talk or DVD and discussion
They are held at
At the Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane.
Light supper from 6.50, Meeting 7.15
Sustainable Living Series - End of the Line (2009)
Date: 8th September 2010
Review from Observer newspaper:
"Next time someone tells you there are plenty more fish in the sea, refer them to this alarming documentary. Because there aren't. We've eaten most of them, especially bluefin tuna and Newfoundland cod."
"The film travels to China, Gibraltar, Malta, Senegal and Japan to reveal corporate iniquities and local disparities caused by overfishing. There is some impressive fishy footage, in the water and out of it, at upmarket restaurants such as Nobu."
Speaker: Cynthia Dereli
Date: February 10th
Cynthia's talk started start with some practical ideas about how we start to approach moving towards Zero growth. It then looked at some of the underlying causes of our current situation and what this could mean for the work and for ourselves.
Cynthia then gave some thoughts on whether our current approaches are the answer to what is happening.
Sustainable Living Series - Quaker Society and Transition South Liverpool
Between the months of September, October and November we held a series of discussions and film shows concerning the subject of community action in dealing with Peak oil and climate change.
Wednesday 9th September 2009 – Transition Town movement a short film followed by a discussion
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Peak Everything- video of a talk delivered by Richard Heinberg( author of ‘The Party’s over: oil, war, and the fate of industrial society’)
Wednesday11th November 2009 – ‘Cuba: The power of community’. Film and discussion