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Transition Liverpool Newsletter, March 2019
 
Transition Liverpool
           
Transition Café
            Transition Meetups
            Other Transition Groups

Co-Housing, Cooperatives, etc
Progress Report
           
Co-Housing Links
            Co-operatives
            Buildings, etc

Liverpool Green Groups
Plastics, Zero-Waste and Recycling
Permaculture, plants, gardening, nature
Year of the Environment 2019
Favourites
       
     The Brink
            Next to Nowhere
            Earth Moves
            Healthy Souls
            Heartsong Willow
            2030 Hub

Major Events
Local News
Green News
Climate Change          
Transport
New Thought
 
Science News – Science on YouTube
Artist of the Month


Please send information and events for inclusion to transitionliverpoolnews@gmail.com  

Transition Liverpool
March Transition Café
Waste Disposal for the Liverpool City Region
 
Kay Bailey, who is the Liverpool City Council Recycling Improvement Team Leader, will talk to us about how waste is managed in the city and outline future developments. This will be an opportunity for us to raise questions about Liverpool’s Waste Disposal strategy and gain some support for projects which we would like to see developed. We will contact Kay with some of the issues we would like her to address so please email us in advance at transitionliverpool@gmail.com and we will forward your questions and suggestions to her.
 
This meeting is on Wednesday 13th March at the Quaker Meeting House in School Lane, meeting at 6.30pm when home-made soup will be provided (please bring vegetarian food to share if you can). The talk will start at about 7pm, and the meeting will finish before 9pm.

Reminder - Transition Meetups are not meeting up - they are still on holiday !
 

Soup of the Month 
Spring Tonic Green Soup

Ingredients :  two to four servings
- 1 mug nettles
- 1/2 mug dandelion leaves
- 1 mug chopped onion
- 2 mugs chopped potato
- 2 or 3 mugs any  other greens e.g watercress, spinach, leeks, chard, tender cabbage leaves, lettuce leaves, sprout tops, frozen peas.
- 1 clove garlic
- Herbs to your taste. I use oregano and thyme.
- Vegetable stock cube or Marigold bouillon powder
- Milk or plant milk/cream or soya cream to finish
- Salt and pepper
Note
This recipe uses wild foraged nettles and dandelions so be sure to pick from an area free from chemical sprays. Pick only the tender leaves at the tops of the young nettles and wash well using thick rubber gloves. Discard the stems. Pick young dandelion leaves. The inner leaves are more tender than the outer ones but all should be fairly tender at this time of year. If you have dandelions growing near you, blanching the leaves by covering with a large flowerpot will tenderise them.
Method
Sweat onions in butter, coconut butter or oil adding garlic for the last couple of minutes. Don’t allow to brown. Add potato, herbs, seasoning , water and stock. Simmer till the potato is cooked. Add greens starting with things that take longer to cook e.g leeks, then adding the green leaves  3 or 4 minutes later. Reserve a handful of spinach, watercress, chard or lettuce to add at the last minute. This gives a vibrant green colour to your soup. Liquidise, reheat without boiling and add milk/cream/plant milk right at the end if you like.
Benefits
Nettles provide detox and are mildly diuretic. They contain Vitamin C, iron and potassium. Dandelions provide vitamins A C and K, Iron, Manganese,  Calcium and Potassium.
 

Transition Waterloo - on Facebook
Transition St Helens on Facebook
West Kirby Transition Town on Facebook

Transition Town West Kirby AGP – Saturday 23rd March, St Bridget’s Church Centre, 7 to 10pm - Facebiook Event

Make Wirral Earth Festival 2019 happen in the way it should! Help our annual celebration happen by supporting us with a donation - they are trying to raise £2,500 to - via Just Giving
 

Co-Housing, Cooperatives, etc

Liverpool Cohousing Public Meeting
Liverpool Cohousing is intended as a community where members live in their own homes and a share community space and activities.
 
We have been developing our scheme over the last year, and we are now looking for more members who want to get involved with the next stages:-
  • Finding a suitable site
  • Designing eco-homes, gardens and community
  • Organising the legal, financial and business planning
  • Co-ordinating the development to achieve our scheme within 2 years
We invite you to a public meeting to hear more and discuss getting involved :-
 
Saturday April 6th, 2019 - 1.30pm for 2pm start
Liverpool Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT.

 
To join our mailing list info@liverpoolcohousing.org.uk  or follow us on Facebook
Free Meeting - Eventbrite Booking requested
 
(PS. we have changed the name of our group to "Liverpool Co-Housing").
 

Cohousing links
 
Community Led Housing – this month has seen a major change from Community Led Housing, with two major new grant schemes - website
- if you need help to become a Registered Provider and/or an Investment Partner, you can apply for a grant of up to £10k
- they also offer up to £10k in their start-up support program
 

Living together 1: exploring the options for starting a cohousing project – Dave Darby and friends are looking for a co-housing to move to !! – internet article
 

Decision-Making in Cohousing Communities – is there a place for voting as well as consensus ? – internet article
 

Quaggy co-housing group in London, one of the few other registered Mutual Home Ownership Societies (like Lilac!) have just issued a loanstock offer, check it out here:
Information about MHOS - Mutual Home Ownership Societies
 

Co-Housing group in Glasgow may have found a site
 

The Story of Auroville, India’s utopian city / community / spiritual centre – 25 min video by ARTE
 

How to make a cohousing scheme a reality – with Phil McGeevor from Cannock Mill Cohousing - online article
 

National Community Land Trust Network - website
and – on Facebook   


Community Led Homes have created a new Facebook Page for all their key updates on training, funding and practical support. plus their original Facebook page, and also their main webiste
 

Rural Urban Synthesis Society are putting on good events – Facebook page
 

Locality is a new Community-Led housing organisation based in London who are putting on good events – Facebook Page
 

Cooperatives News
 
Ways Forward Co-op – is putting on a major Co-op event in Manchester on Friday 5th April – see their website for more details
 

The Ecological Land Cooperative is looking for a Planning Manager ! – Low Impact article
 

The barriers to growing the co-operative economy: Graham Mitchell of CoTech, part 2 – Low Impact article
 

Toward Co-operative Common Wealth MOOC - Free “massive open online course” – Low Impact article
 

Lessons for co-operatives on ensuring a fair and democratic structure Guardian article
 

Blockchain, Cooperatives and Alt-Governanceinternet article
 

How Preston wants to be the centre of a new North West-based community bank - report
(Wirral Council is also getting involved in this)
 

Buildings

Interested in earth building? Come to EBUKI’s mini Clayfest 2019 in Wales! – Low Impact article
 

Young people living in vans, tiny homes and containersBBC report and video
 

A guide to WWOOFing: WWOOF is the best way to visit communities and smallholdings and learn about living in the country - 10 top tips from Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK – Low Impact article
 

The benefits and challenges of natural paints with Sigi KokoLow Impact article

Liverpool Green Groups
Youth Climate Strike - Friday, 15 March 2019 at 11:00, St. George’s Hall, Liverpool – Facebook event
 

Liverpool Green Party – is proposing a budget amendment to the Council to set up a £120 million climate emergency fund – see their website
 

12 Years to Save the Planet - Liverpool Green Party Event – Facebook event
Thursday, 28 March 2019 from 18:30-21:30
St Michael's Church, St Michael in the Hamlet, St Michael's Church Rd, Liverpool, L17 7BD
 

Liverpool Friends of the Earth  are holding a workshop for those interested in actively developing the group. This will take place at Liverpool Friends Meeting House in School Lane, next to the Bluecoat Gallery - at 13:00 for 13:15 to 17:00 on Saturday March 23rd, and will be facilitated by Estelle Worthington, North West Regional Campaigns Organiser. - FoE Facebook page
The Aim of the workshop is:
To develop skills and a strategy in order to grow the group and increase the group’s capacity by organising effectively around local and/or national campaign issue(s) and beyond.”
In practice, the workshop is will set clear campaigning objectives and begin thinking about identifying targets and tactics, and making plans for mobilising supporters and influencing decision makers. While we feel it would be ideal if 10 or 12 of us could take part, we have set no upper of lower limit.
We are initially inviting those who have either already played an active role in the group during the last two years, or who have expressed a clear interest in becoming involved.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact Don Naylor, either by e-mail donhilbre@sky.com or text 07983 657859, by Monday 11th March. After this date, we may offer places to organisations or individuals sympathetic to the aims of Liverpool FoE.
 

Extinction Rebellion Wirral is having regular meetings – see Facebook page for details
 

Plastics, zero-waste, etc
 
Refill Wirral – find out where you can get free re-fills of your water bottle (well done you guys !) – Facebook page
Find water on the go – get the app ! join as a Refill Station with your business !! Save plastic bottles !!!
 

McDonalds Plastic Toys. We talk about how plastic is harming the environment and we are asked to recycle everything but McDonalds churn out thousands upon thousands of plastic toys every day.  These toys hold a child’s interest for a short space of time.  – Sign this petition to tell them to stop !!
 

Norway recycles 97% of its plastic bottles – a blueprint for the rest of the world – Positive News article
 

You can now recycle bread bags (it’s the best thing since sliced bread) – Positive News article
 

Mass Unwrap – Surfers against Sewage are also promoting mass unwrapping events in supermarkets – hand back unnecessary plastic !!
See this Facebook page for current dates and more information
 

SAS Big Spring Beach Clean, Liverpool – Crosby Beach, 11am to 2pm – see Facebook event for more info
 

Don’t just put that plastic in the bin – make ecobricks out of it – visit these sites to learn how !!
Ecobricks Community North West Facebook page - 2200 members
Ecobricks UK National Facebook page -  39,800 members
  

Glastonbury Festival bans all single use plasticsnews report
 

The best thing to give up for Lent is plastic, not chocolate !!! – Metro report
 

Permaculture, plants, gardening, nature
 
Merseyside BioBank
Offers lots of events for bio-diversity, conservation and nature study – please see their Facebook page for full details
March 9th - Court Hey Park cleanup
March 21st – Twilight session – Drawing at Huyton
April 1st  - Court Hey Park cleanup
April 13th – Nomadic Bees workshop at the World Museum
April 15th – Easter at Court Hey Park
 

Wild Medicine days – with Zoe Blackwell Medical Herbalist at St Bridgets Centre, West Kirby, beginning 9th March, plus there are 7 other study days around the year. Zoe offers other workshops at other locations too – please see the Facebook event for details
 

Squash Nutrition
Spring cooking sessions! Each Thursday afternoon in March, beginning on the 7th, we're running 4, free/by donation cooking sessions from 1-3pm. We'll be exploring lots of the Squash shop and cafe specials including our hummus, soups and salads. Everyone is welcome. Come along and join us for one or more cook-up! Call us or call in for more info!
 
If your green fingers are itching to get involved in a bit of spring seed propagating, growing or seed saving - join Jackie, Linda, Gary and the growing team in the garden on Wednesday or Friday mornings 10am until noon. at the Grapes Community Food Garden, next door to Toxteth TV, Windsor St, L8 1XE
For more info contact info@squashliverpool.co.uk
 

Liverpool Organic Gardeners
The making of RHS Garden, Bridgewater – plans and progress. An Illustrated talk by Janice McGrath and Royston Futter. We are excited to have this talk about the new RHS Garden which is so close to us in Salford, alongside the Bridgewater Canal. Find out about the history of the site; the methods used to reclaim the land and the plans for the Garden.
Come along to Elm Hall Drive Methodist Church L18 1LF at 7.30 pm. on Tuesday March 19th There is parking on the road, and it is on the 86 bus route.
For more information contact 07707742156 or see thier website
 

Beginners Forest Bathing for Families - Heal Earth CIC – Facebook Event
Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 11:00-13:00, Tam O’Shanters Farm, Birkenhead
Plus there are lot’s of foraging walks at Tam O’Shanters Farm
 

House for Sale with Permaculture Garden
The sellers have the following fruit trees which they would love the new owners to enjoy - online agents listing:-
kiwi, apricot, cherry, walnut, hazel, 5 x apple, 2 x plum, 2 x pear, blackberry, gooseberry, tayberry, chokeberry,  blueberry, jostaberry, raspberry, 2 x redcurrant.
 

Naturally Usefullovely Facebook video about the range of colours available from cultivated willow, which this group uses to create high-quality baskets (in Northern Scotland)
 

Metamorphosis of a Caterpillar nature video of the year from the Dodo !
 

Urban Agro-Forestry in Budapestarticle from the Ecologist
 

Excellent 2 min animation made by a teenager to try and explain to other young people why biodiversity loss, extinction and vanishing species really matter. On twitter
 

Plants for bees in late winter: how your garden can help them through – Low Impact article
 

The surprising benefits of harvesting wild foods – more than you’d expect! – Low Impact article
 
Year of the Environment 2019
Year of the Environment 2019 is on Facebook, and their website gives more information about it, and the main calendar of events is on their  website - There are many events in all the Boroughs !!

This list is in date order:-
Court Hey Park Litter Pick - March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm       
RSPB Nature Walk – Riverside Cafe, Sefton Park - March 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm        
Stadt Moers Star Gazing Event - March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Stadt Moers Ranger Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston, L35 3RG
RSPB Indoor: An evening with Jeff Clarke - March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm        
Saint Matthew and St. James Mossley Hill Parish Church, Rose Lane, Liverpool, L18 8DB
England’s Community Forest Conference (including the Mersey Forest) - March 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm - Birmingham & Midland Institute, Birmingham
West Lancs. Wildlife: Members Evening - March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Edgehill University Ormskirk, L39 4AL
International Forestry Day - March 21 - Liverpool City Region and Nationwide
NHS National Sustainability Day - March 21 - Liverpool City Region and Nationwide
Twilight Session: March (Biological Drawing) - March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm   
Merseyside BioBank, Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Huyton,
Cycle Safari – Nature from a bike - March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm – starts at Pier Head Ferry Office, Pier Head, Liverpool
Court Farm Woods, Halewood Litter Pick - March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm      
Court Farm Woods, Tavington Road, Halewood,
Childwall YOE Health Walk – March - March 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm     
Childwall Neighbourhood Health Centre, Queens Drive, Liverpool, L15 6UR
Liverpool 5k Your Way; move against cancer in Princes Park - March 30 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am   Princes Park Liverpool, L8 3SB
Waterways Walkies - March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm     
Beginning at Brunswick Lock, S Ferry Quay Liverpool, L3 4EL
Litter Pick – Ten Acre Pits - April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm          
Ten Acre Pits, Acacia Avenue Huyton L36
Litter Pick – Jubilee Park, Huyton - April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Jubilee Park, Liverpool Road. Page Moss, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 3YB
Court Hey Park Litter Pick – April 8th  @  1 to 3pm
Facing the Crisis: Parks and People Stronger Together - April 13, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm   
Birkenhead Town Hall, Mortimer Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5EU
Help Create a Wildflower Meadow at Halewood Park - April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    
Halewood Park, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7YD
 

Our Favourites

The Brink
The Brink provides a service particularly for people in recovery and their friends and families, and the public is welcome at any of their events
MONDAYS  - 12.00 – 15.00 WELFARE ADVICE
 
TUESDAYS - 13.00 – 14.00 FAMILY LAW ADVICE With Levin’s Solicitors. This is for help with all legal issues surrounding family, children, relationships, divorce, childcare, custody and anything similar. This is a FREE drop in service - every other week. phone appointments available. Please call 0151 480 5777
 
17.00 – 19.00 – BACK FROM THE BRINK – OPEN MIC
A brilliant, in-house weekly event. Sing, play, perform, jam, help out, get together with the other artsists and musicians. A fantastic Tuesday evening.
 
WEDNESDAYS 15.00 – 17.00 OPEN MIC – acoustic only
Simply rock up, plug in and give us a few ditties. The stage awaits!
 
12.00 – 14.00 MEN’S TALK LIVERPOOL
A new group which offers a space for men from all walks of life to share a space, talk, listen, be heard, support and be supported. We are aware of the growing numbers of men having hard times with negative mental health, depression or suicide. Having a non-judgmental space to be in and share has worked in other places with similar groups so we’re doing one here. Donation based group.
 
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month 4-6pm: NVC – Non-Violent Communication workshop.
 
THURSDAYS - 12.30 – 14.30 FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
A group for anyone affected by a loved one’s misuse of alcohol or drugs.
 
FRIDAYS  - 09.00 – 10.00 MORNING MEDITATION
A weekly meditation group to get your morning and whole weekend off to a more blissful start. Free.
12.00 – 13.00 SMOKE FREE LIVERPOOL - Learn how to stop smoking or cut down.
 
SATURDAYS  - 11.00 – 12.00 FOOTBALL TEAM – TRAINING
Join our trophy winning football team! We have a 5-aside kickabout every sat at The Pitz/Powerleague. We also arrange 11-a-side games and tournaments with other recovery related organisations.
 
GUITAR LESSONS: MON intermediate TUES advanced  All lessons £5.  18.30 – 20.00pm.
Call Rob Cunliffe 07964739769
 
YOUNG MUSICIANS SHOWCASE (monthly event) An opportunity for U18’s to PLAY LIVE!
Sat Mar 23rd   12.00-14.00, with expenses and drinks for all performers.
We are the perfect venue for such occasions, a safe, alcohol-free, live-music-friendly space. We have supported many ‘Young Musicians’ over the years and seen many go on to do great things. Each occasion is a great one!
This month RED ZENITH, MAX KEWLEY and more will light up the stage…
 

Next to Nowhere
 
Food from Nowhere. Every Saturday from 12 noon – vegan kitchen, good food by donation - see their website
Also People’s Kitchen is Friday 15th March 6.30pm
 

Earth Moves is on Facebook
 

Drum and Dance event at the Belisama Community greenhouse - Facebook event
Sunday, 17 March 2019 from 13:00-16:00
 

Green Networking event Monday, 18 March 2019 from 19:00-22:00 in New Brighton - Facebook event
 

Mesolithic Echoes: Living like the ancestors – 24th March, 11am to 5pm at the Belisama Community greenhouse - Facebook event
 

Drawing Down the Goddess - Sunday, 14 April 2019 from 11:00-14:00 at the World Museum - Facebook event
 

Healthy Souls are on Facebook
 

Healthy Souls Social - Gut Healing Workshop  - yoga, food, presentations, demos towards understanding your digestive health
Saturday, 9 March 2019 from 11:00-13:00 at St. Bride’s Church, £15 - - Facebook event
 

Heartsong Willow is on Facebook
 

Living Willow Arch – taster course at the Unitarian Church, Ullett Rd. 3 sessions, starting March 26th 2pm – Facebook event
 

2030 hub – see their Facebook page for more details of these events
 

2030hub SDG Roadshow: How Liverpool businesses can benefit – 26th March at 23 Argyle St L1
Student Mentoring - 27th March at 23 Argyle St L1
Introduction to B Corp: For-profit + social mission - 9th April at 23 Argyle St L1
 

Major Events
CTRLshift Summit 2019: An Emergency Summit for Change
8 May at 17:00 – 10 May at 17:00, at the Potbank Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent. Booking Essential - Facebook event
For more information visit the CTRLshift website
Attendance to the event will be mainly by invitation, with the intention to bring together an initial group of 100+ people with the agency and potential to follow through. Please Contact the organisers for more info on this
 

Wigan Diggers Festival – Saturday 7th September 2019 – see the website for more !!
“The Earth was made as a common treasury for all !” Gerard Winstanley, Wigan, 1609-1676.
 

Local News
 
Kitty’s Laundrette are looking for more team members – see Facebook for details
 

Warrington Borough Council borrows millions to invest in two solar farms and make profit – excellent BBC report on an excellent project
 

Mersey Metro Mayor launches £10m fund for renewable energy projects – business news report
Steve Rotheram’s Green Investment Fund is part of a larger £25m Urban Development Fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
 

How Preston wants to be the centre of a new North West-based community bank - internet report
(Wirral Council is also getting involved in this)
 

Bloom is a New Music Venue, Art-space, Coffee Shop and Workplace Providing Mental Health Support In Birkenhead – Independent Liverpool report
 

“End of the World Party” at Tate Liverpool, Saturday 9th March, 11 to 5pm – Facebook event
 

Animated Square – Birkenhead Town Hall and Hamilton Square will be illuminated on Saturday March 23rd - Facebook event
 

Save Rimrose Valley had a good trip to lobby Parliament, and felt like they made some progress – read their blog about it
 

Green News
 
Eco-friendly exercise bike to do your laundry !!! – web article
 

Or, 60 mins on this exercise bike could power your home for 24 hours !! - internet report
 

If the World were 100 People – great short animated video
 

The benefits and challenges of natural paints with Sigi Koko – Low Impact article
 

A guide to WWOOFing: WWOOF is the best way to visit communities and smallholdings and learn about living in the country - 10 top tips from Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK – Low Impact article
 

Climate change
 
CAT – Climate Emergency Solutions Summit details on their website
May 3rd at CAT, Machynlleth, Powys, Cost is £20 excluding accommodation

The Centre for Alternative Technology is formally inviting anyone who has been working on climate solutions with a zero carbon context to a unique event on the 3rd May 2019. Directly following our Zero Carbon Britain training course (1st and 2nd May) and just before the amazing Machynlleth Comedy Festival (4th and 5th May, where people can stay and mingle), CAT will offer a facilitated open-space forum for the day. See the site for more details.
  

Climate Emergency Declaration see main website
from CAT – there has been extensive research into a zero carbon Britain, which is now achievable with current technology
(there have recently been events in Liverpool – please follow these links to get connected, also follow Zero Carbon Liverpool on Facebook )
 

Congratulations to the Youth Climate Strikers who were at St George’s Hall on 15th February !
 

Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity' – Guardian article
 

Extinction Rebellion Rebel - Starter Packfree download
 

Government fracking guidance was “unlawful” BBC Report
 

Re-Booting the UK’s Green Deal internet article
 

Is climate change driving you to despair? – internet article
 

Nottingham aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2028 news report
 

British taxpayers face £24bn bill for tax relief to oil and gas firmsGuardian report (this refers to the likely cost of removing redundant rigs, wells and pipelines in the North Sea)
 

How Aggressive expansion of railways could cut emissionsonline article
 

What if...we reduced carbon emissions to zero by 2025? – from New Internationalist
 

It’s no longer climate change we’re living through. It’s environmental breakdown - To confront environmental catastrophe, we need urgent political transformation. – New Statesman article
 

UK homes ‘shockingly unprepared’ for climate changeCCC report
 

Costa Rica unveils plan to achieve zero emissions by 2050 Guardian article
 

Gaslighting the climate-striking students by Professor Julia Steinberger – online article
Gaslighting means to manipulate someone’s perception of reality so that they doubt their own sanity. Right now, we are seeing world leaders, government ministers, editors of major media, all lining up to try to gaslight us, their citizens, the public.
 

Deep Adaptation to Climate Chaos by Jem Bendell – 15 min video
 

Transport
L- Caerphilly elecric bus -                R -  Nottingham tram

Caerphilly is set to become UK’s first electric-powered public transport town as part of £6.5m scheme - news report
 

The City of Dunkirk has made all public transport free to everyone - WEF video on Facebook
It was inspired by Tallinn in Estonia which has done the same !! - report
 

Reopen these 33 rail lines: reach 500,000 people campaign newsletter
 

Building a co-operative train line: Alex Lawrie of Go-op (from Taunton to Swindon) – Low Impact article
 

New Thought
 
Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapseweb article
 

Wales now has a Commissioner for the Unborn Generations Guardian Report
 

A Deeper Form of Gratitude (for when life provides less than we hoped for) – online article
 

Glimpsing the New Story with Charles Eisenstein 9 min video

Participatory Budgeting – a new method of running elections – see article about how this works in Stanford USA
 

Open Consultation Processes. vTaiwan brings Taiwan citizens and government together in online and offline spaces, to deliberate and reach rough consensus on national issues, and to craft national digital legislation. – downloadable report
 

The Commons Transition Primerwebsite about PtoP systems (peer to peer)
 

What are ‘the commons’ in the 21st century? Interview with Pat Conaty – Low Impact article
 

Science News
New Scientist provides a great service informing us (me) about science, but there are other ways of learning about science. 23rd February, p. 44 is an article about the leading science stars on YouTube (who make a living from the adverts) – YouTube is now the second most popular site on the internet – behind only Google, but ahead of Facebook
  • Simon Clark – Oxford physics graduate tackles the big questions in science
  • Draw Curiosity (Inés Dawson) – studied insect flight, but shares her joy in discovery (in Spanish and English)
  • Danielle Thé – makes videos on big data, machines and AI
  • Simone Giertz – builds odd robots and other equipment
  • Brady Haran – Numberphile maths and stats channel, also chemical element Periodic videos
  • Vsauce – for video games, brain and consciousness
  • Crash Course – aerospace, biomedicine and energy
  • DrugsLab – test the effects and side effects of all sorts of drugs
  • AsapSCIENCE – explain scientific conundrums
  • The Brain Scoop – investigates natural history from dinosaurs to meteors
  • Marques Brownlee – tests consumer tech and gadgets
 
Artist of the Month
This month Artist of the Month is Matt Blease, who was born in Liverpool – see his website for more - his cartoons frequently appear in the Guardian among many other places

About Transition Liverpool
The main Transition Liverpool event is the monthly “Transition Café” which is on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. We also have a Meetup every week at the Brink on Thursdays from 4pm till 6, which gives more space for discussion and connecting in a more personal way. There is an Energy Group, and every October we put on a full-day Symposium. Our main concerns are to help create a “soft-landing” rather than a crash as fuel supplies fall and demand rises, and also as the effects of climate change increase. Transition is a development model for “advanced” societies to help us create better and more fulfilled lives for all, while using less resources.
We are part of the Transition Network, and Transition Town West Kirby are also very active. Our local Liverpool website is here, and our Facebook page is here. 
Some of the main Transition publications are available online for free download - the original Transition Handbook, and the more recent Essential Guide to doing Transition .
 

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