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BPL launches new Seed Library

Brockville Public Library / 20 February 2018

Sprouting from Seedy Saturday, the Seed Library will offer free fruit, vegetable, herb and flower seeds for anyone to plant in their own gardens. Participants are encouraged to harvest seeds and return them to the library in the fall. The Library also has growing guides and garden books to help new gardeners and budding green thumbs.

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Where does your passion lie?

Transition Brockville / 22 January 2018

Transition Brockville is hosting an informal meet-up to chat about our shared concerns and explore some practical things we can realistically do, as we begin our second decade.

In past years, our group has made and sold rain barrels, participated in green trade shows, demonstrated energy-saving options at the Farmers Market and Culture Days, partnered with the library to offer Seedy Saturdays, developed a community garden, and established a collection of books on a wide range of topics addressing both community and individual resilience.

Where does your own passion lie in the vast field of sustainability? What problem do you see happening here, right now? Can we work together to help repair and resolve the problem? What concrete actions do you think we can take now to make Brockville and area more resilient?

Come to the meet-up on Sunday, January 28, 2 pm, at the Brockville Public Library. Bring a friend! We’ll get to meet one another, share ideas, enjoy refreshments and look at some real options for action. We’ll also have a draw for three DBIA gift certificates worth $25, $50 and $75, which the winners can use at any business belonging to the Downtown Business Improvement Area. So mark your calendars and come join us!

The Essential Guide to Doing Transition

Transition Network / 28 September 2016

We now have 10 years’ experience of supporting groups bringing Transition to life in over 50 countries, in towns, cities, villages, institutions. We have a pretty clear idea now of what works and what doesn’t, and we want to share that with you so you can be as effective as possible as quickly as possible.

We have created a lot of resources to support groups doing and being, Transition. In this Beginner’s Guide we will signpost you to everything you will need as you begin the journey to doing some extraordinary things where you live. Think of this as your Transition Starter Pack.

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City hopes new climate agency rains data, cash

London Free Press / Megan Stacey / 08 January 2018

City staff and politicians are welcoming plans for a new provincial agency to help direct the response to climate change, hoping it could bring London more of the data and funding it needs.

The new organization — a not-for-profit proposed by the province to build awareness, provide programming, and develop better regional weather data — could be just what London needs to combat the impacts of climate change, they say.

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You’re just not prepared for what’s coming

Peak Prosperity / Chris Martenson / 01 December 2017

After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament.

An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on us. Even fewer are mentally prepared for it.

And make no mistake: it’s the mental and emotional preparation that matters the most. If you can’t cope with adversity and uncertainty, you’re going to be toast in the coming years.

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Township buys Kemptville College for sustainability hub

Recorder & Times / Wayne Lowrie / 08 November 2017

North Grenville has reached a deal to buy the former Kemptville College campus from the provincial government. The agreement in principle announced Wednesday would see the municipality assume ownership of most of the 633-acre campus with more than 50 buildings to transform it into an “education and community hub.”

“The is great news,” said North Grenville Mayor Dave Gordon. “For starters it brings back North Grenville College to the residents of North Grenville. It gives us the opportunity to create an economic hub for the North Grenville area.”

Brian Carre, chief executive officer of North Grenville, said the municipality will own the land and the buildings but a not-for-profit group will run the hub.

Carre said the hub will focus on such green initiatives as climate-change adaptation, low carbon studies and agriculture resiliency. […] As an example, Carre cited an agency that works with post-traumatic stress disorder patients through gardening therapy. The gardening program would dovetail well with the hub’s environmental focus.

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The Transition Framework

What the Transition movement does incredibly well is small-scale experiments which are practical, which resonate with local people, which look as if they’re doable, and that can engage people at a practical and meaningful level. It connects up the big issues and the local issues and shows you that change can happen at a local level.

— Julian Dobson, 21 Stories of Transition
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