For those of you interested in the development of the Transition Island project, it was announced on the 8th January that Transition Island had been accepted into the national Transition Towns Network.
Ben Brangwyn (Co-founder of the Network) said
“It looks like you have the makings of a great team there and I’m delighted to welcome you formally into the hallowed ranks of official Transition Initiatives – our first island! ”
He was interested to see the way “the uniqueness of an island shapes the initiative there … You’ll have lessons that other islands will benefit from.”
Transition Island aims to encourage and support all who work to meet the twin challenges of Peal Oil and Climate Change. They hope that all Island towns will form their own group to work on their local issues, and will in turn support the Council’s Eco-Isle initiative.
A meeting was held in Brading last night and we look forward to hearing how that went.