Events to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle and better wellbeing for our local community
On a collective basis this sees groups within the community cooperating and supporting each other, sharing resources, expertise, and equipment. Individually, people look out for each other, sharing resources and being cooperative.
During 2018 the film “Tomorrow” (French Demain) was shown in Oxford, Wallingford, Cholsey, Abingdon and other Sustainable groups locally. All who attended were inspired by the many important issues about taking back control of our lives, our economy and our planet. After the film and the following week we talked about what we’d like to do at a grass roots level to follow up, and a new group, Cholsey Environment Champions, has started there to progress proactive ideas.
Since then we have put several projects into action, with others planned, all to help the communities to thrive through transition,
- a community response to the challenge of shrinking supplies of cheap oil, and climate change
- encouraging a change from our current way of living to a local self-sustaining economy.
Two of the projects identfied in the film as being successful from studies in many countries were LETS, a non-monetary exchange ofgoods, skills and services which has been etablished for many years in the area, and Incredible Edible, which soon started in the Wallingford area. Both these projects have proved the concept of having fun and achieving results through working together.