2009

  • Organised various public presentations including Climate Activism by Larch Maxey from Lammas , and Carbon Offsetting by Lara Marsh
  • Ran a stall at St John’s eco-fest which included our first public visioning event (June)
  • Organised the first get together for local food activists and created our first Local Food map (July)
  • Re-launched the Durham Local Food Network as a Google group
  • Launched the micro-hydro project to encourage the development of local community owned renewable energy (Aug)
  • Several members attend the first Transition Northern Gathering in Slaithwaite (Sept)
  • Formed a partnership with Durham University, Abundant Earth and the Durham Local Food network which successfully raises funds to pay for Amy Mycock to carry out a Masters to research and develop our Durham Local Food activities (Sept)
  • Supported the first of many new Permaculture courses in Durham (Oct)
  • Organised several public film screenings including The Power of Community, the Age of Stupid, Farming for a Future and Transition Tynedale’s film The Future is Ours
  • Organised several socials at Alington House which leads to the development of our organising group The Hub
  • Co-organised the annual regional Transition Town gathering in Newcastle (Dec)
  • Wrote our draft constitution
  • Started the Durham Fruit Group
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