Engaging Worthing in responding positively and creatively to energy descent
Transition Towns are a new approach to community-level sustainability and are based on the ethos that we need to plan for a future that includes economic uncertainty, climate change and the end of cheap fossil fuels. We need to work together to address these issues at a local level.
Climate change and economic uncertainty make change essential; peak oil makes change inevitable; however, Transition makes positive change desirable.
If we plan and act as a community, we can help shape our own future. Our grassroots approach recognises that every community is different and that politicians don’t have all the answers. By working together and sharing our collective skills and creativity, we can design ways of living that are more community centred, sustainable and satisfying than at present.
The Transition Towns movement started in the UK, but you’ll now find hundreds of Transition Groups all around the world, building better futures for their communities.
How can I get involved?
This years Beach Clean and Coastal Fair will be on Saturday 19th September.
Registration and contact details are on our events page as well as the poster below.
Live your Heritage with Transition Worthing & British SubAqua Club: join a
Coastal Sustainability Fair and
MCS Great British Beach Clean & Annual Litter Survey
10:00h Sat 19th Sept. Beach House Grounds, Worthing
Note: To join Marine Conservation Society’s Beach Clean please sign up at one of the two web addresses below. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
www.mcsuk.org/greatbritishbeachclean - search for Worthing Beach on the MCS website
email@example.com – managed locally by BSAC/Worthing Dive.
Note: In rainy conditions the litter survey will still take place - with due attention to safety Complete cancellation only in the event of extreme weather conditions e.g. gale.
Itinerary & Activities:
09:00 Fortify yourself with a Beach Cleaner’s breakfast from a stand/local eatery!
10:00 Beach Cleaners register with organisers in Beach House Grounds.
ALL- Browse stands: Energy, Water Sports; Marine Life, Fishing; Local Food;
Water & Gardening; Waste & Recycled Arts; Therapies, EcoOpen Houses.
10:30 Beach Cleaners - Briefing with Transition Worthing & BSAC
11:00 Beach Cleaners: Survey litter across 2 x 100m areas -work in small groups
Search for Shark Egg Cases on a SWT Strandline Safari.
12:00 Beach Cleaners: back to base - weigh litter and return survey sheets.
All make recycled ARTYfacts from rubbish with ‘Creative Waves’.
12:30 All: Folkloric Seaside Sing-along with Shanties & a Fishermen’s Rap with
members of South Downs Folk Singers, EYE Project school children & others.
1:00 Time for lunch? Try some locally caught fish at nearby stands or eateries.
Visit BUGCYCLE at Beach House PARK- a Nature Garden using recycled materials.
2:00 West Sussex Geological Society guided walk - Coast, Climate & Construction –
looking at aspects of Natural & Built Heritage Environment near the coast.
3:30 End of Coastal Capers – goodbye, thank you, see you again next year? (15.10.16).
Note MCS will publish results of this year’s survey in March 2016.
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