Environment Roadshow hits St Andrews

Alistair Macleod of TransitionUStA working in one of the project's organic gardens.
Alistair Macleod of TransitionUStA working in one of the project's organic gardens.
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St Andrews’ biggest ever Transition event kicks off next weekend featuring an appearance from one of the founders of the movement in the UK, Rob Hopkins.

The Transition Network is a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities to create initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.

Transition University of St Andrews was launched in 2009 by a group of students, and now involves students, university staff and local residents.

Next weekend’s event will see representatives from community environmental initiatives around Scotland visiting St Andrews for a series of workshops and social events.

It kicks off on Friday with an informal Gathering at the town’s Botanic Garden to discuss Transition in Scotland and how to build capacity for the future. The Gathering is followed by an afternoon workshop - REconomy Workshop – Enabling REconomy in a Post-Referendum Scotland.

Delegates will be discussing the opportunities for communities to support resilience, social enterprise and form relationships based on new enterprise and economic principles.

The focus moves to the Byre Theatre in the evening when Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition movement, will talk on the problems and opportunities facing local communities taking action on oil dependency, climate change, and other sustainability issues.

On Saturday there is a full day Transition Roadshow Workshop offering a series of sessions covering the whole range of Transition initiatives, sharing experience and offering advice on how to get involved in the Transition movement.

More information is available at www.transitionsta.org/