"You can't solve problems with the same kind of thinking that created them."
- Albert Einstein.
- Albert Einstein.
What is PL:21?
PL:21 is the Transition Town Initiative for Ivybridge, bringing members of the community together to help make Ivybridge a more sustainable place to live and work.
We are seeking to respond to the challenges both of climate change, and of reducing fossil fuel use.
By getting involved and seeking to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, we can discover new ways of thinking, working, producing and sharing together at a local level; getting more out of our community, as well as helping contribute at a global level.
PL:21 is made up of members of the community just like you, so come and join us or get in touch and find out more if what we’re doing interests you!
Totnes Eco-Homes Fair Saturday, 29th October, 10am to 3pm, Tones Civic Hall. Free entry
Meet local suppliers of eco-friendly foods and services, renewable energy installers and eco-builders. As well as a host of stalls there will also be delicious food from the great Pop-Up Thai cafe. Free talks - including the future of solar power and battery storage, self-build housing and how to use the planning system for positive change. See the TTT website for more details.
Climate Change and Devon Wildlife Thursday, 17th October, 7-8.30pm, Ivybridge Library.
A talk by Harry Barton, Chief Executive of Devon Wildlife Trust followed by our AGM. see Events page
More about Transition...
The Transition movement began in neighbouring Totnes in 2006. In their words:
"The essence of Transition is in its name. It describes the era of change we are all living in.The Transition idea is about us all being an engaged, active part of that change. As a starting place, Transition focuses on oil. Transition acknowledges that our current dependence on oil places us in a vulnerable position. We in the global North are using huge amounts of fossil fuels, which inextricably tie us into future of run-away climate change / chaos across the world.
Transition explores and develops ways we can change from these energy-hungry ways of living, that are utterly dependent on oil and other fossil fuels, to ways of living that are significantly less so.
In reality Transition is about a lot more than that. It is about people taking a greater interest in their present and future needs; being more aware of the world in which they live; thinking about the way they really want to live, about who is impacted by the current system and how, and about getting stuck in to make those positive changes happen, from the bottom upwards."