Welcome

  • Apple press in action
  • volunteers working on a site clearence
  • Apple day pressing
    Transition Volunteers preparing apples at a demonstration of our Community Apple press. Buy a share for your own use!

Welcome to Transition Harborough a grass roots community lead environmental group tackling the issues of climate change and Peak Oil through a strategy of re-localisation of goods and services.

Forget the hum drum of environmental and green lobbying and welcome to the empowerment of the community to sculpt its own destiny through its collective genius by re-visioning the purpose of our settlement. Life and Transition should be a party.

Not sure what “Peak Oil” is about then read the Nitty and the Gritty here.

Recent posts

Whats happening in Harborough

View the HTML Version   An update from Transition Town Market Harborough View this email in your browser (http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c9cc66bef6aade33ead199510&id=be87983e00&e=[UNIQID]) http://www.transitionharborough.or.uk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Town-Market-Harborough/176162989135901 Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Town-Market-Harborough/176162989135901) https://www.twitter.com/TransitionHarbo/ Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/TransitionHarbo/) http://www.transitionharborough.org.uk Website (http://www.transitionharborough.org.uk) ** July 2014 Newsletter ———————————————————— ** Community action for a sustainable … Continue reading

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N2 community farm group disappointed

A group of residents from Newcombe Street and Naseby Close (hence N2(squared)), that includes two of our Transition volunteers, have been petitioning Harborough District Council since 2009 to take over a disused garage site. The idea was to buy it … Continue reading

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Apple grafting workshops

The Apple Grafters are creeping up in numbers.  Though this is the quiet season, the roots of ideas for funding the next Grafting Work Shop in February 2015 are growing.  Are you an Apple Guardian yet? We are aiming to … Continue reading

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Foxton Seedy Sunday returns

The absence of the Seedy Sunday event in 2013 has triggered us to contact the founder Meryl Cumber to enquire why this valued event has dropped from the local calendar. It seems that the members of the committee that ran … Continue reading

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Attracting bees to nest in your garden

I’ve been trying for a few years to attract bees to nest in my garden. I get plenty of visitors, but no residents, so I’ve tried harder this year to make by garden more attractive for prospecting queen bees. Queen … Continue reading

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  1. Oliver Swingler

    Global warming song on YouTube!

    More than 340 different green, environmental, conservation, organic, wildlife, recycling organisations – including the Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Christian Ecology, Fossil Free Yale, BBC Gardeners World, Organic Council of Ontario, Sumo Wholefoods – in 31 countries like the lyrics to the Global Warming song – now it’s on YouTube! Here is the link for a performance by the Making Waves choir:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9g_Ucr4twQ&feature=youtu.be

    And the words are printed on the screen so you can sing-a-long! You are very welcome to broadcast, and ‘like’ it, and share, share, share the link as widely as possible via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter …
    Best wishes,
    Oliver

    What can we do about global warming?
    (to the tune of ‘What can we do with the drunken sailor?’)

    Chorus: What can we do about global warming?
    What can we do about global warming?
    What can we do about global warming?
    Shrink our carbon footprint!

    1. Walk, cycle, bus and train
    Car share, avoid the plane
    Holiday at home, learn to love the rain
    Shrink our carbon footprint!

    2. Insulate homes and get them lined
    Stop oil, gas and coal being mined
    Use tidal, solar, wind and find we’ll
    Shrink our carbon footprint!

    Chorus: What can we do about global warming?
    What can we do about global warming?
    What can we do about global warming?
    Shrink our carbon footprint!

    3. Organic, local, seasonal eating
    Recycle, mend, turn down the heating
    Share, cooperate, stop competing
    Shrink our carbon footprint!

    Watch out! The seas are rising
    Cry out! The seas are rising
    Bale out! The seas are rising
    Save our lovely planet!

    4. Don’t believe the greenwash, keep on prying
    Tax millionaires, stop envy buying
    Climate change deniers, they’re all lying
    Shrink our carbon footprint!

    Chorus:
    We can do a lot about global warming
    We can do a lot about global warming
    We can do a lot about global warming
    Save our lovely planet!

    Lyrics by Oliver Swingler and Making Waves choir, Cullercoats, UK – Version 3 March 2013