Following a great deal of interest at Brent Friends of the Earth’s Green Fair in Willesden Green, a new group Willesden Transition is being formed for eco-minded residents in the Willesden area. Brent’s first Transition Town group, “Transition Kensal to Kilburn” started two years ago and now has over 450 members.
Environmental campaigner and Dollis Hill resident, Viv Stein, who came up with the idea of the new group says:
Transition is about local communities coming together to develop their own ways of making their neighbourhoods greener, friendlier, more sustainable and less wasteful places to live in. It is about people finding their own solutions to deal with the very real challenges of peak oil, rising food prices and climate change, without waiting for politicians to take a lead.
Brent Friends of the Earth’s Green Fair proved there’s a great deal of interest in the Transition Town movement in the Willesden area. We are now looking for local people from all over Willesden, Cricklewood and Dollis Hill to get involved to start this new group.
Transition Town groups are springing up in towns and cities all across the world. Camden has around 10 groups, the latest is being launched in West Hampstead next week.
The “Transition Willesden” meeting is being held at the Rising Sun pub, 25 Harlesden Road, Willesden, NW10 2BY at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th June. All are welcome to come along and get involved. For more information see http://ttkensaltokilburn.ning.com/events/transition-willesden-first or contact firstname.lastname@example.org