+ to inspire people that making your living being part of the solution is possible;
+ to hear from people who have begun to do this;
+ to look at what the opportunities are for 'transition enterprises' that supply real local needs;
+ to look at what it takes;
+ and to begin to provide practical help to enable people to make the change to doing what they really want to do and being part of the solution.
set up, eat, network.
short film by Sibylle Mansour and Sue Bell, 'Making a life, making a living
', asking the question, 'what is a Transition Livelihood?'
Stories and thoughts from people who have begun to transition their work, including founders of TTB Community Draught Busters, Remakery Brixton, Lambeth Poly (see picture) and more.. Also we hope Colin Crooks will be there, Lambeth's Social Entrepreneur in Residence and author of 'How to make a million jobs – a charter for social enterprise', who is running business start-up courses for Lambeth's young unemployed.
Discussion to identify local opportunities for livelihoods within Transition work. Network people who want to start up similar enterprises to help move them forward in their chosen field. Practical discussion around getting started, budgeting, finance, looking at the challenges of making the transition from employment to enterprise... TTB has some funding
for next year to help incubate transition enterprises. TTB has completed 2 reports recently on the opportunities within a new, rethought, resilient, relocalised 'REconomy
' focussing especially on food and energy. We will be casting the net wider at this event!
Bring your dreams for making your life your work and your life's work your living and we will try and move it towards being possible.
: contributions towards the food (tell us what you will bring), expertise, experience, your positive stories, mentoring, getting the word out... be in touch
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
“In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.”
Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Together towards a better future.