Every year, people wake up after the Christmas and New Year festivities and make a little promise to be different during the new year. We'll eat less, do more exercise, maybe take up a new hobby, find a new job. Magazine and TV adverts indulge this fantasy, suggesting that all the stresses and strains of the old year will somehow dissolve and we'll emerge, butterfly-like as new creatures full of energy and resolve. Every year, we make those promises, and usually by the end of January or February we've settled back into our usual routine.
Research says that we're more likely to keep our resolutions if we do them together, and what better community support network to help than Transition.
Last year on the blog we talked about the personal things we wanted to see in 2011 (check out the blog poststo read our hopes). This year, we're writing "forecasts" rather than resolutions, things we would like to see happen, and some suggestions for making it happen. Transition is all about the people, so ideas are only ideas until people get behind them and make them happen.
If you like the sound of something in this "New Year Forecasts" theme week, get in touch. Only with your help can we make the ideas a reality!
Welcome to the "official"blog of Transition Norwich, part of the world-wide Transition movement, a community-led response to peak oil , climate change and the economic recession.
Our TN blog is designed to showcase the Transition experience, from those who are living it - its highs and lows, challenges and treasures. We began this community enterprise in October 2009, inspired by the work of the Transition Circles, and have been charting our low-carbon lives almost daily since then. In June 2012 the group of contributors began to post more occasionally (about once or twice a week). We also cross-post work from other Transition initiatives.
You can find the full range of subjects we cover in our Labels list (see below). Do feel free to join in the conversation in the comments box. We'd love to hear from you!