Climate March November 2015

On Saturday November 28th, Sustainable Bungay, aided by two bees and some children, paraded through Bungay in order to raise awareness of climate change and the Paris climate talks.

Bungay Town Reeve and marchers

We started outside the Library and were sent off by Terry Reeve, the Town Reeve, pictured above in full regalia. From here we walked up St Mary’s Street.

by the car park

marching up St Marys St

The Butter Cross was next where we re-grouped and chatted with passing general public and handing out Sustainable Bungay newsletters.

Butter Cross

assembled at the Butter Cross

Welcome back Nick

marchers at Butter Cross

From here we then went down Earsham Street, round into Broad Street and back to the Library. Refreshments were then obtained from the Buttercross Tearooms.

The Happy Monday Cookbook

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Happy Mondays at the Community Kitchen have given into the demands of their diners and produced a seasonal cookbook with great emphasis on buying locally, cooking from scratch and celebrating the abundance of available vegetables.

We were lucky to receive some funding from Lloyds Bank Community Fund which enabled us to produce The Happy Mondays Cookbook. It has taken a while to put together but we are delighted with the results.

Two of the cooks Christine Smith and Gemma Parker have taken a step back from the kitchen for the past year to write the book. The cookbook captures the essence of the meals from past years as well as revealing some of the many delicious recipes for you to cook at home. The book is different from other cookbooks and has a relaxed feel with easy to follow and make recipes along with lots of pictures

We are really pleased its out in time for Christmas and a number of people have already said they will be giving it as a Christmas present.

The Community Kitchen will be celebrating its fifth anniversary next year. It is run by volunteers from Sustainable Bungay. The Happy Monday Meal is on the third Monday of each month at Bungay Community Centre.

The cookbook is priced at £7.50 and is available to purchase from Bungay Library and Earsham Street Café in Bungay as well as online from the Hodemedod Website.

A Manifesto for Change

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Do you share the values of caring for people and planet, not just chasing money? We can build a ‘global family’ that does this, with local groups linked regionally and globally for mutual support. Explore what this might mean for you. Is this the next step for the Transition Movement? Read the attached
‘Manifesto for Change’ and give your views.

Gary will be talking at Green Drinks on Thursday September 3rd, 7:30 in the Green Dragon.

Dr Gary Alexander is the author of “eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications”, was a Trustee of the Transition Network, and is helping to set up an English National Hub for the Transition Network.

All the latest! Transition Free Press Winter edition is here

DSCF0075 (1)Happy New Year everyone! If you haven’t seen the fourth winter edition of Transition Free Press it’s now available in Bungay and on-line. Keep an eye out for the real-life paper copies (£1) at all our events this year, including Happy Mondays, Film Nights and Green Drinks.

This is the final issue of the 2013 pilot in which the national  grassroots newspaper broadcast and celebrated all aspects of Transition culture – from economics, energy and food to wellbeing, books, people, stuff and sport. For a full editorial A-Z of the latest issue read the December update on the TFP news blog.

TFP_Issue4_Winter2013_FrontPage_webLooking back at the paper’s first year Transition co-founder, Rob Hopkins wrote:

The fourth edition of Transition Free Press has just come out, and it is a Thing of Great Beauty. Transition has long created spaces in which people can engage their creativity, and TFP is one of the shining examples of that.  It models a different approach to telling stories, to building networks, and to building a movement.

Meanwhile Sustainable Bungay’s comms crew are preparing the next Winter-into-Spring newsletter, so do get in touch if you have any stories or events to share in our diary. Charlotte Du Cann theseakaleproject@hotmail.co.uk