|Enjoy A Green Coffee|
Help Make Wimbledon More Sustainable
A chance to discuss what can be done to live a more sustainable life is being offered at a new Green Coffee morning.
Local environmental group, Transition Town Wimbledon, have organised the coffee morning at the Piaf restaurant in Wimbledon Hill Road from 9.30am-11am on Tuesday December 7.
They are hoping it will be an opportunity for like-minded people to meet up, have a coffee and discuss issues of environmental interest. If it's a success, they will keep meeting once a month.
Transition Town Wimbledon (TTW) was formed after local people got together in 2009 to discuss how the area could become more sustainable.
Transition Towns started in Totnes, Devon. in 2006 when a group of local people got together to make their town more resilient and better able to cope with rising energy prices and climate change. There are now hundreds of Transition towns and villages across the UK and thousands more initiatives starting the process of Transition.
The Transition Town model follows 12 steps. TTW has already set up a steering group (Step 1) and is now on Steps 2 and 3. These are:
TTW has raised awareness by showing films on
sustainability, discussing the issues with hundreds of people
and building a network of people in Wimbledon wanting to
take action. TTW has developed strong relationships with
existing environmental and community groups, as well as
It has set up a Food Group to look at
localising the food chain and an Energy Group to focus on
In one school Art Club
project, students made a beautiful banner for TTW using