Next month an inaugural meeting is being held to start to find practical solutions which will lessen our impact on the planet and help our town to thrive in a sustainable way.
On Thursday 2nd September, community groups, local businesses and organisations are being encouraged to hear about the Transition movement, discuss what the priorities for Crowborough are and how we can co-operate in the future.
The Zoom meeting has been called by Sussex Together Action Group (STAG) – a small campaigning group, who believe that issue like these cut across political divides and that people from different backgrounds can work together in a common cause.
Mike Coyne lives on Croft Road and is the Chair of STAG:
We very much want to work with existing groups and one of the objectives of the inaugural meeting is precisely to hear more about what is happening already in this area and what we can do to support existing work.
At the same time, we think that it will be useful bring together a range of related initiatives addressing environmental issues, and draw strength from an international network of transition initiatives at a community level. In this way, we hope that Crowborough can begin to catch up on the developments that have already been seen in a number of East Sussex towns.Mike Coyne
STAG are convinced that addressing climate change and other environmental challenges cannot just be left to the authorities, but that ordinary citizens need to take action at a community level to bring about the necessary changes, albeit in co-operation with the authorities, whenever possible.
Rob Hopkins is cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and the Transition Network and is the author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff. In his inspiring and funny TEDx talk from nearly a decade ago, he talks about the foundations of the movement and speaks, among other things, of the opportunities from harnessing the power of the local economy:
The meeting will hear from groups who are already active in Crowborough, and find-out about what has been possible to achieve in towns like Lewes.
Anyone who is interested in contributing to a more sustainable Crowborough can register through Eventbright:
A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all those registered a few days before the event.
If you have any questions about the event or would like to contact the organisers, email firstname.lastname@example.org