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ADAPT is the word

6th November 2009 @ 7:07am – by Audlem Webteam
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The newly-formed local Transition Group met on Wednesday evening. This was the group that put on the film The Age of Stupid in the Scout & Guide Hall at the end of last month.

First on the agenda was a name for the group that would reflect what 'Transition' is all about – the community's long-term sustainability. The group is open to all ages from Audlem, Buerton, Dodcott-cum-Wilkesley and Hankelow.

Visitors to the film show had also suggested names. One idea stood out and was unanimously agreed to at Wednesday night's meeting in the Baptist chapel: ADAPT.

It stands for Audlem District Acting Positively for Transition but the one word 'ADAPT' says it all.

The group is informal, a place where all groups and individuals interested in the long-term sustainability of our communities can meet regularly to exchange ideas and skills and plan joint activities.

ManifestoAt the October meeting, the group had voted for a manifesto that focussed on five priorities. These were:

  • Grow more food locally.
  • Shop local.
  • Micro-electricity generating schemes.
  • Surveying household energy usage (and advising how to reduce).
  • Communications and information about the need for transition to low-carbon living, and about low-carbon products and services to help achieve the transition.
On Wednesday night, those at the meeting split in to smaller groups to try and put flesh on the bones of the manifesto issues. They discussed the goals, strategies that might be needed, milestones along the way and an achievable action plan for the first year.

Lots of ideas came out and will be pulled together over the next month for detailed discussion at ADAPT's December meeting. That's on 2nd December at 8.00pm at the Baptist chapel. If you are interested, do come along.

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