Welcome to the Transition Long Ashton website. Click on the list of pages – some of them reveal menus of other pages under that heading.
Changes to footpath on LA golf course?
There are suggestions to remove the rights of way across the golf course, and create a new path around the eastern end instead. You can see a map of the proposals here. If you want to comment, write to the golf club and the parish council, and copy us in so we know what you think.
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Anti-Fracking meeting – we have a speaker from Frack Off coming down to our meeting on 29th November, where there’ll also be a 20 minute film, and a chance to hear about FLoW’s plans for local renewable energy – see details in sidebar here.
UK Methane are applying for planning permission to test drill for Coal Bed Methane near Keynsham, and the area under consideration extends to Long Ashton. Fracking is polluting, and perpetuates the use of fossil fuels. See the film Fracking Hell here
Wassailing: Sunday January 13th, 2.30pm on Pear Tree Avenue - this will be our 5th annual wassailing, blessing the apple trees and warding off evil spirits to support the year’s harvest. It’s a family event, all welcome, bring along something to make noise or music with, and warm drinks or snacks to share, if you wish. There’ll be music, poetry, ceremony and dancing. It will last less than an hour.
Towards a sustainable future……….
a community orchard, greener homes, sharing skills, solar panels, a wind turbine, seed and vegetable swaps, a farmers market, a car-share club, a cafe, community recycling, schools growing their lunches, collaborating with our neighbours, bringing back old skills to adapt to today’s challenges ……….a resilient, rejuvenated, relocalised village.
This could be the outcome of the end of the age of plentiful cheap oil, if we prepare and work together for it.
The end of cheap oil
We are living at the peak of the oil age – a 50 litre tankfull of petrol delivers as much energy as a labourer working for 3 years! But it cannot continue – oil production has plateaued and will start to fall. Demand continues to soar – China’s oil consmption is rising at 11% a year, and 98% of transportation uses oil. Renewables are the future, but cannot deliver enough to make up the shortfall. If we go for nuclear, uranium will run out in 40 years. So we need to plan for ‘energy descent’ – a reduction in energy use. And we need to make 80% cuts in carbon emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change. Transition is about this process.
You can download a ‘Transition Primer’ which will give you a good start in understanding what this is all about – go to <http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/TransitionNetwork#prime> http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/TransitionNetwork#primer <http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/TransitionNetwork#primer>
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