Change, what change?
This great change may not be blindingly obvious to you every time you step outside your house or switch on your TV, but it is underway. It is most notable in the oil prices, the wobbly globalised economy and the increasing evidence of climate change. But the signs are elsewhere too. Look at the resurgence of ‘growing your own’ and the record demand for allotments. See how communities are coming together in ways that they haven’t done for a generation. Listen to the calls for record investment in wind, wave and tidal energy infrastructure. Businesses and governments are all talking about ‘sustainability’ and a ‘big society’. Social enterprise, ‘make and mend’, ‘community’ and ‘buy local’ are all back in fashion.
But could this be more than a passing trend? Those of us involved in Transition believe it is. We believe it is part of a profound shift in the way we live our lives. We are all key players at a time in history when we move away from being utterly dependent on oil, to being more resilient, self-reliant and lot more other things besides. Let local poet Matt Harvey give his angle as he makes his own investigation on a BBC budget.