Transition Edinburgh, 3 August 2009, City Chambers
Present: Pat, Johanna, Mike F
Apologies: Michelle, Liam
|Actions from previous minutes
Minutes had been circulated, but were not read; therefore defer actions below from July 12 to another meeting.
|Painting Edinburgh Green (PEG) considering a joint bid with Neighbourhood Partnerships across the city
DVD from Transition Training. John to go through for useful ideas.
|Actions all deferred from July 12
Gerri to talk to John about public speaking training.
|Membership list Joe Payne
Looking for a list of interested people for Transition Edinburgh
|Company of Association – clarify whether a management team is required. Date of AGM ? 15 months from constitution||EVA/Gerri|
|Eva is resigning and new chair required for Transition Edinburgh at AGM in October .
Brian is in discussion with RBS about possible forest garden in Dundas Street.
All actions to be taken forward on August 20
|August 3 discussion and action|
|TE Meetings; attendance and communication.
Low number very disappointing.
Meetings need clear organisation so people know when and why to come.
New members should be welcomed as deliberate policy.
Some conflict ? between democratic involvement / avoidance of cliché ie Transition ethos and clear roles so that meetings are organised and purposeful ( what we want out of Transition Edinburgh meetings was not discussed )
Membership of yahoo group should be invited to raise issues for meetings to discuss.
|Awareness raising – a major issue as ‘most people’ do not think climate change or peak oil really matter.
Sources of information:
Climate Safety http://www.climatesafety.org/ from Michelle
Meatrix ( google – on YouTube ) from Mike
Are you a believer George Marshall in New Scientist July 25 ’09 from Johanna
What actions are needed urgently ?
|All – possibly after PEG|
|Main discussion South’s Energy day on Sept 5 and Piper, including how they will work together.
Also vision of how Transition and Piper could work over the whole of Scotland.
Mention of Comrie strategy of regular meetings to which invitation goes to all local groups concerned with climate change, sustainability ( and peak oil )
|Transition Edinburgh meeting Saturday Sept 12 City Chambers Business Centre 2.00 pm
Comment on meetings and next date to yahoo group ASAP
Draft minutes to yahoo group ASAP
Draft minutes and date to Sept meeting on web site – please
Book Business Centre – possibly working with alternative councillor contact; possibly provisional booking of series of dates.
Reminder of meeting and agenda to yahoo group end of August
Date of next TE meeting 12nd September, 2.00 p.m. City Chambers
Date of next PEG meeting, 20th August, 7p.m. Liam’s 6 Anne House, Bells Wynd146 High Street