TTK Open Meeting: "The Power of Just Doing Stuff"
Thursday 19 September 2019
18:45 to 20:45
This will be a practical meeting / workshop for anyone who wants to "do stuff" help Kingston and its residents live more sustainably - and enjoy themselves and make new friends while doing so. It is named after Rob Hopkins' book, subtitled "How local action can change the world". The aim is to kick-start more local action, and we hope to come up with a creative mix of existing TTK and other green local projects and groups + new ideas for projects, and to end up with something for everyone who wants to do something, and people to do it with. This is how some of TTK's most successful projects and activities (e g, community and guerrilla gardening, waste and upcycling, campaigns, events...) started in the past, and we hope to renew that process.
"... If we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late. If we act as individuals, it'll be too little. But if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time." Rob Hopkins, Transition movement founder in What is a Transition Initiative?
There is tea/coffee and milk in the venue, but no plastic cups any more so you need to bring your own mug (no problem for waste-conscious Transitioners, we are sure!).
No need to book - all welcome, including green project leaders happy to share their expertise and experience (and maybe recruit a few helpers). TTK's Energy Group will be there to support energy action, Mark Robinson from Biofuelwatch will join us to advise campaigners, gardeners will offer advice to new community and guerrilla gardeners - and there will be others sharing their knowledge and skills...Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. We will aim to finish the meeting by 8.30, but it will be informal enough for people to leave when they need to or stay to chat until just before the store closes at 9,00pm.
John Lewis, Kingston, Community Hub, Clarence Street
3rd floor of JL, near the nursery furniture.
Kingston upon Thames