Barry - a transition town?
There's a relentlessness to what we do today, that I'm not convinced is doing us much good - continued over reliance on oil, and other scarce resources; changes in our climate seemingly less and less reversible; skewed local economies, where most profits made locally jump on a truck, travel over the Severn Bridge, and more often than not, fly overseas; and a ever increasing gap between those who have, and those who have not.
The transition network http://www.transitionnetwork.org suggests a different approach, whereby local people start developing projects and initiatives that create a more sustainable future for our town, and in our own small way contribute to a better and fairer world.
I've met people from other networks, and they are a pretty inspiring bunch. Have a look at the website, and the infographics I've attached, and see for yourselves.
I'm up for setting something up In Barry. Anyone else?