10/10/10 Follow-Up

Following on from some suggestions made last week during the 10/10/10 viewing of The Powerdown Show, I have booked the same venue – China Beach Club in Mui Wo – from 7.30pm on Friday night 22 October for those people interested in watching the episodes in a more leisurely fashion, enabling us to discuss each of them. Although the means by which different communities reduce their carbon emissions may vary according to local circumstances, nevertheless we can learn from what other communities have done, and hopefully find a way of adapting their solutions to our own situation here in Hong Kong. But we don’t want the evening to be too heavy, depressing or dull: quite the opposite, we want to make the evening – the first of many, I hope – a chance to relax and enjoy ourselves, and have a laugh. Anybody is very welcome to come along, even if you know very little about Global Warming (GW) and Peak Oil (PO). It will be a good opportunity to find out more, and in particular to find out what Transition South Lantau (TSL) is attempting to do to reduce our carbon emissions here in Lantau. An essential part of the Transition movement is that there are no leaders as such, although a small group of us organise events, but rather everyone is encouraged to contribute whatever time, effort, ideas and initiatives that they are able to. There’s no pressure on anyone to do anything they don’t want to do – simply by turning up, or supporting us in absentia is greatly appreciated. However, I’m hoping that enough people will be interested to come along so that we can work through each of the ten episodes, perhaps one every fortnight, and develop strategies for setting up projects that will take us a bit further down the path towards true sustainability.

In my previous posts I’ve written something about GW and PO, and I’ve also given an idea of what the episodes of The Powerdown Show are about. We can view them in any order, so perhaps we’ll decide on the night, at least for the first meeting, what we want to watch. If you want more information other than is in the previous blog posts, please contact me at djlatter@gmail.com and I’ll be pleased to tell you what I can. Let me say once again that everyone is welcome.

Don Latter

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About transitionsl

I've been an English teacher for the best part of 30 years, teaching in England, Tanzania, Brunei, Australia and Hong Kong. I've always been interested in nature and environmental issues, but it was the discovery of Peak Oil about five years ago that galvanised me into trying to help my local community to prepare for what will be a dramatically different world to the one many of us have been used to. I've been helping to run a transition group, following the guidelines created by Rob Hopkins's Transition Movement in the UK. This blog is an attempt to engage in discussion with a wider group of people in Hong Kong on the ways to transition from our current oil dependency to a state of fossil-free local resilience.
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