The move towards more localised, energy efficient and productive living arrangements is not a choice; it is an inevitable direction for mankind.
IS THIS BUXTON'S FUTURE FOOD EDUCATION CENTRE?
The Buckingham Hotel played host on Tuesday to a meeting of minds in the form of the Buxton Town Team, Buxton Civic Association and Transition Buxton. The subject under discussion was the 'greening' of the town (both horticulturally and environmentally!). Transition Buxton presented a progress report on the proposal to renovate the old Serpentine Parks depot and glasshouses, near Burlington Road.
See the attached interesting article for lessons we could learn from the Cuban Healthcare System.
Kids school meals have got a lot better in recent times, but there's a lot more that can be done to get them involved with cooking, growing etc., and to reduce their exposure to junk food advertising. You might like to check out the childrens food campaign... www.childrensfoodcampaign.org.uk
A new government may be a fresh opportunity to make some progress.
Let's travel forwards in time. Here's a picture of what it could be like...
This is a ‘wellbeing economy’ that highly values meaningful work, low-impact lifestyles, more time with family and friends, better health outcomes, creative educational experiences and a stronger sense of community.
Experts agree there are 5 ways we can all improve our wellbeing, and getting involved will Transition Buxton can help with all 5 of them, saving carbon and feeling good at the same time:
1. CONNECT. Get better connected with your local community and the people around you.
2. BE ACTIVE. Go for a walk or a run. Step outside. Cycle. Grow your own food. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good.