Author Archives: steve_m

Save The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

The Oak Tree is one of the wonderful projects that emerged around 7 years ago from Transition Ipswich Food Group. But although this inspiring initiative is thriving environmentally and socially, the economics of small scale community supported agriculture (CSA) have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Time to look again at renewables for Ipswich?

The Urban Community Energy Fund has been launched today, giving community groups in England the opportunity to bid for grants of up to £20,000, or loans of up to £130,000. The number of community owned renewable energy schemes in England … Continue reading

Posted in energy group | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Autumn forage bike ride

Well the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness has arrived and if you know what’s edible and where to look there’s an abundance of fruit, nuts, seeds, leaves, fungi and roots waiting to be harvested. Of course, it’s also useful … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sustainability Cinema @ UCS – Tuesday 3rd June

The films we’ve screened this season have looked at the sustainability challenge from various perspectives – social, economic and environmental. To round the season off our final film In Transition 2.0 shows how communities are responding to these challenges in … Continue reading

Posted in energy group, food group, Resilient Livelihoods, TI events, transport | Leave a comment

Sustainability Cinema @ UCS: Home

4.30pm and 7pm on Thursday 1st May in the UCS Waterfront Building Auditorium In February UCS screened Yann Arthus Bertrand’s movie Planet Ocean with it’s amazing images of the world’s seas. UCS’s movie for May is another visual feast from … Continue reading

Posted in TI events, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Help our local micro-dairy Calf at Foot

How fortunate we are to have Fiona and her contented, grass-fed Jersey herd so close to Ipswich. She’s worked so hard to make her vision for compassionate, sustainable dairy farming a reality. Another inspiring example of how people with passion … Continue reading

Posted in food group, Local Food initiative, Resilient Livelihoods | Leave a comment

Sustainability Cinema @ UCS

Dirt: The Movie Screenings at 4.30pm and 7pm on Wednesday 5 March in the UCS Waterfront Building Auditorium Following last month’s film about our oceans, the next in UCS’s series of sustainability-themed movies is Dirt! – The Movie. Made from the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bank of England takes note of local money

Interesting article here from the Transition Network.

Posted in Resilient Livelihoods | Leave a comment

Free screenings of Chasing Ice at UCS – 4.30pm and 7pm Thurs 5th Dec

Chasing Ice is a multi award winning documentary from the brilliant young filmmaker Jeff Orlowski. All welcome. Please register by emailing sustainability@ucs.ac.uk.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Community Resilience Workshop Results

What a great event! Despite the weather 40 people came to UCS to celebrate current transition projects, explore new ones, drink tea and eat freshly baked cakes. Participants included councillors, people from Transition Bury and Transition Woodbridge, Suffolk County Council … Continue reading

Posted in TI events | 4 Comments