Transition Stroud

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Friday, 27 April 2007

'Transition Drinks' Wednesday 23rd May

'Transition Drinks' Wednesday 23rd May 7.30 in Nine Bar, 9 John Street, Stroud

All this good stuff happening in Stroud and there is often no time to talk and share. It has been long suggested Stroud needs an informal Green Drinks - it was tried once but not with this broad group - the huge success of the Coffee House Discussion group each month shows it could work - now with Transition Stroud I think the time is right.

We are giving the first meeting a ago in May at the Nine Bar - see above - we then could make it the fourth Wednesday of the month. Meanwhile Nine are exploring the possibility of getting Stroud brewery and seemed very keen to support local enterprises; they already source some food locally. I understand coffee and other drinks are also served.

The idea comes partly from Green Drinks International who have lists of groups across the world who meet up monthly. They suggest newcomers who don't know people ask "are you green?" - perhaps we should make it "are you Transition Stroud?"

In other places it has become a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different
crowd, making it an organic, self-organising network. These events are simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity.

Please pass details of this on to others - all welcomed. All are also welcomed to tomorrow nights' Coffee House Discussion on Nanotechnology :

Friday 27th April - The perils and possibilities of Nanotechnology. Whose afraid of the big grey goo? Is the grey goo scenario real? Do advanced technologies have a place in a greener world? What can nanotechnology do for you? Can nanotechnology make solar power affordable for all? New pollution, new health issues are the risks too high? Open to anyone - 7.30 to 9.30pm at Star Anise Arts Cafe at the Painswick Inn, Gloucester Street, Stroud.

See more re Coffee House discussions here:
www.glosgreenparty.org.uk/coffeehouse

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