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Marian farrell's Blog – January 2010 Archive (7)

Glasgow sets out it's sustainable vision





Plans to transform Glasgow into one of Europe's greenest cities within a decade have been published.

The Sustainable Glasgow report sets out methods to drive down carbon emissions and meet future energy needs.

It outlines projects on renewable energy, district heating, sustainable transport, smart… Continue

Added by marian farrell on January 28, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

In Transition film

We thought you'd like to know about our new film 'In Transition 1.0' because we're excited about it and we think you’ll enjoy it too. We're excited because it is the first detailed film of the Transition movement, and it’s been filmed by those who know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground.







‘In Transition’ tells the story of the generation that looked peak oil and climate change square in the face, and responded with creativity, compassion and genius. It… Continue

Added by marian farrell on January 27, 2010 at 20:02 — No Comments

Allotments in Derry

Here is the first response to the call for memories of allotment plots in Derry. Thankyou Jim.



Growing Together.doc





The Plot.



My father John was a country man.He came from Castlederg in Co. Tyrone to work in Derry when he was 14 years old.

He never lost his love of the land in all his sixty years in the city.

A hard worker all his life he was happiest out… Continue

Added by marian farrell on January 27, 2010 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Sustainable Energy Seminar Series - Newry & Dundalk

Sustainable Energy Seminar Series.doc



Seminar Series

Date Seminar Titles Time Venue

26-Jan The Sustainable Town 9am - 4pm Greenshoots, Greenbank Ind Est. Newry

28-Jan Energy From Waste & Waste Management 9am - 4pm Greenshoots, Greenbank Ind Est. Newry

02-Feb Sustainable Building Design 9am - 4pm Greenshoots, Greenbank Ind Est. Newry

04-Feb Energy Management 9am -… Continue

Added by marian farrell on January 27, 2010 at 18:03 — No Comments

James Robertson Newsletter

The full Newsletter can also be viewed at

www.jamesrobertson.com/news-jan10.htm.



1. EDITORIAL: THE TRANSITION TO A NEW DECADE

The 'Noughties' have shown that we in the "democratic West", led by a global super-power in the USA,can no longer claim a specially democratic and influential position in world affairs.

The claim to be democratic has been disastrously damagedby our self-imposed dependence on… Continue

Added by marian farrell on January 11, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

NI Solar Cooperative idea from new member Cye Bannon

Hi there,



I have been kicking around an idea for a NI solar co-operative aimed at supporting DIY installation of solar thermal (domestic water heating). Here's how it might work: A few experienced solar people A & B (founding/initial members) help out person C with their DIY solar install. In recompense, person C commits to provide xxx hours assistance on the next collective install. On the next few installations, say for persons D & E, founders A & B need to put in less… Continue

Added by marian farrell on January 10, 2010 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

FOE NI Activist blog

Copenhagen - where next?

It would be too easy to get down about the lack of progress at Copenhagen.

Instead, why not get active in reducing Northern Ireland's carbon footprint? Stop Climate Chaos Northern Ireland is a coalition of environmental and development NGOs.

Their campaign, Get in the Game, is calling for the Stormont Executive to introduce a Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill to… Continue

Added by marian farrell on January 10, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

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