Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... Rob Hopkins and the Atmos Project ... Thursday 5th March at 1pm
Rob helped found the Transition Town movement:
Welcome | Transition Network
Futures Forum: Rob Hopkins: "founder of the Transition movement, a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel."
And he's been instrumental in getting a project off the ground in Totnes:
Atmos Totnes - Bringing the former Dairy Crest site into community ownership
Futures Forum: The Atmos project: and community develpment in Totnes: the video
Thank you to Transition Town Exmouth for this very nice summary of Rob's visit:
Rob Hopkins’ local talk
Lynne Wycherley has contributed the following notes (edited):
Vision for Sidmouth invited Rob Hopkins, the Transition Guru, to speak during this year’s “Climate Change Week”.
Totnes, he said, was rather like a social lab, where social dreams and projects could be trialled. It was uplifting to hear Rob speak in person, and share his vision of community possibilities – from supporting local mini-traders to a David Bowie pound note! Gently demonstrating that practicality and playfulness can combine, wiping some of the grey from top-down, recession-sapped, Britain.
Rob's main theme was Atmos, the Totnes community-right-to-build project which will convert the vast, disused, Dairy Crest site into a community space. A multi-use zone, distilling, where possible, the hopes, dreams and ideas posted by over 2,000 Totnes people. A space mindful of the future, yet sensitive to the past. (Atmos refers both to climate change, and Brunel’s former pumping-station on the site). Aiming to use sustainable, highly local, materials, it will also preserve memories – anecdotes collected from the oldest generation, whose dairy-memories will be visibly included in the weave.
Transition Town Exmouth | Dealing With Climate Change and Peak Oil