Forbidden oil, the "transition towns" spread over UK and Ireland
LONDON - In five years we will have used up half of the reserves of crude oil.
This is a very worrying prediction affirmed by Rob Hopkins, university teacher and founding father of a movement which is quickly spreading over the UK and Ireland; it is called "Transition Towns" (http://www.transitiontowns.org), its aim is to ban the use of the oil and its derivatives and to convert the populated areas to an ecological existence.
No more cars, plastic, overseas foods, departures by airplane and green light to bycicles, sustainable agriculture, alternative energy, local products.
The necessity of this changeover came simply realizing that the government wants to promote green reformations, but at the end nothing really changes; Mr Hopkins affirmed that his movement <<is made for people who are tired to wait and at the words prefer concrete measures>> and the citizen rapidly gave a very positive response, in fact with this new concept people are the one who give the drift to the government to launch effective and low costs initiatives.
The pacer of the project of the "Transition Towns" was Kinsale in Ireland one year ago, then quickly followed Totnes, Falmouth, Moretonhampstead, Lewes, Ottery St Mary, Stroud, Ivybridge, Lampeter, as well as the quarter of Brixton in London and the whole city of Bristol.
This movement gave to the citizens the opportunity to learn again forgotten crafts, such as having a vegetable garden, cooking seasonal foods, kneading the bread at home, darning the socks, burning the wood in the best way for the environment and so on.
Duncan Law, a volunteer of Brixton, this project gives also a <<sense of affiliation and solidarity>> because it is very positive, people easily understand that <<everyone can do something in his bit and world can really change thanks to their help>>, in substance <<this initiative is able to unify the populace under the common good and it can only be heartily welcome>>.
Tags: Transition , Towns , Environment , Forbidden
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