PurpleTigron (purpletigron) wrote in brummies,

Rob Hopkins, Transition Towns initiator, to visit Birmingham

Picked up on email ...

Rob Hopkins, a key initiator of the Transition Movement, will be at the Changing Lifestyles exhibition/convergence event in Birmingham on Tue 3 and Wed 4 Feb 2009. Transition Towns (and cities!) are tackling climate change and peak oil through people re-building resilience in their own communities.

Two chances to see Rob Hopkins at Changing Lifestyles in Birmingham:

7 - 9 pm Tue 3 Feb 2009 Green Dragon's Den
(launching the Midlands Eco-Partnership business network)

Rob Hopkins, Molly Scott Cato (Green economist), Prof Rex Harris (builder of the hydrogen-battery canal boat), Seiji Murkai (Carbon and Technology Exchange), Jane Sarker (technical innovator), Jeremy Piercey (founder of the Shared Earth shops).

An engaging discussion of some real sustainable businesses planned for the West Midlands.

Followed by the Birmingham International Singers and the launch of the Midlands Eco-Partnership sustainable business network.

10 - 12 am Wed 4 Feb 2009 Coffee with Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins will talk about how to develop Transition Initiatives where you live, and will be signing copies of his germinal 'Transition Handbook' - in collaboration with Bonds Books of Harbourne, our local independent book shop.

Entry to Changing Lifestyles costs just UKP 9 (conc. UKP 7.50) for the whole three days, or UKP 6 (concn UKP 4.50) for any part of one day. Please contact Changing Lifestyles for special group ticket rates.

Changing Lifestyles is a three-day exploration of sustainable living, from noon on Mon 2 Feb until 9pm on Wed 4 Feb 2009, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds (residents, business people, students, politicians, people of many faiths, crafters etc.).

Not simply an event, Changing Lifestyles is entwined with the process of building a sustainable, resilient West Midlands - it brings the launch of a new Birmingham Eco-Centre, for example.

For more information please see the Changing Lifestyles Web site: http://www.globallylocal.net/ the Transition Birmingham Web site: http://transition-brum.wikispot.org/ and Rob Hopkins Web site:
http://transitionculture.org/ or email transitioncitybirmingham@riseup.net or call Changing Lifestyles on 0121 523 6682 or call/text Transition Brum on 07786 046354.

Please invite everyone - family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, and other contacts - to this event.

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