Newsletter 101

Urban Farming – the movement has been particularly inspiring in Detroit. Thanks to Philippe for this video:
Food – some useful cooking info in Sharon Astyk’s short article:
Soil – the beneficial effects of composting ought not to be a surprise, but this article spells it out. HK needs a composting facility and support from the govt for organic farmers:
Housing – Ben Law is something of a phenomenon with his beautiful buildings. Thanks to Philippe for this video:
Technology – James Howard Kunstler hits on a topic we’re all familiar with – telephone robots:
Airlines – tough times ahead for the airline business:
Transition – Rob Hopkins interviews Jorgen Randers (Limits To Growth) about his new book:
Greece – tragic events as the economy pushes people to suicide:
but on the other hand, perhaps it’s not so bad:
Economics – another Rob Hopkins interview, this one with Charles Eisenstein about his book Sacred Economics:
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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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