Ealing Transition 2013-2014

Ealing Transition's Year, July 2013 to July 2014

2013-07-14 00:00:00

Film: "Do The Math" & AGM

Bill McKibbens strong film about the importance of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and the way we can put pressure on companies to do so.

2013-07-25 00:00:00

Balcombe Anti-Fracking Protest begins

2013-08-10 19:49:00

2nd Annual honey dividend paid

Honey to Bee Share Holders, 3rd Bee Share Issue launched

2013-09-15 09:40:49

"More Than Honey"

a 2012 Swiss documentary film directed by Markus Imhoof about honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

2013-09-22 23:15:40

Village Park Pizza Day

our last of 2013; Village Park is the allotment we manage in South Ealing, and our pizza days are a chance for all the plot holders to get together; we built the oven at our first re-skilling day in 2011.

2013-10-01 13:43:51

"Bix Six" raise energy prices

In October it was once again time for the BIG SIX energy generators to put their prices up, in some cases by over 10%.

2013-10-10 23:15:40

Partnership with Good Energy

Encouraging people to switch to a renewable energy supplier.

2013-10-19 23:15:40

Family Re-skilling day 2013

Attended by over 130 people, well-attended workshops and stands, visited by local MP

2013-10-27 03:54:17

St. Jude’s Day storm causes chaos in UK

Storm causes chaos as 21.43mm of rain falls and tidal surge causes floods on East coast.

2013-11-08 01:02:32

Typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. At least 6,300 people were killed in the Philippines alone.

2013-11-17 05:30:42

Mapping Lammas Forest Garden

We measured and plotted the site in preparation for designing our edible food forest.

2013-11-23 17:00:36

PassivHaus Open Event

Dora opened her super-energy efficient home to us on a cold winters evening; we were toasty warm inside, with no heating on!

2013-11-27 15:37:30

Edible Ealing 1st Birthday

We celebrated a year of our organic food box scheme with a party and cooking demonstration with Angela Malik.

2013-12-01 16:37:30

"Active Hope" with Chris Johnstone

a packed-out talk by Chris Johnstone, on how to have hope about the future, and rise above despair.

2013-12-07 17:00:36

Beeswax cosmetics making afternoon

Our bee-keepers made wonderful cosmetics out of our bees-wax and honey.

2013-12-25 00:00:00

UK Hit by storms & severe floods

Thousands of homes were left without power, mainly in southern England, after flooding and storm damage to power lines.

2013-12-31 03:30:40

2013 was 4th warmest year on record

2013 is globally the 4th warmest year since records began in 1880; in the 20th century, only 1998 was warmer, and that was an El Niño year, which are always warmer than average.

2013-12-31 13:37:18

Renewables generated 15% of UK's electricity

Investment in renewables £8bn in 2013, generating 15% of UK's annual electricity demand.

2014-01-24 11:08:36

“Major Flood Incident” declared in Somerset

2014-01-26 12:04:45

Secondary Glazing Workshop

We showed people how to use Easy-to-fit, cheap, and effective secondary glazing.

2014-01-26 17:00:36

"Best Before" film & food event

Film about food and the local food revolution, with a talk by Professor Martin Caraher, and local food producers, plus our own Edible Ealing

2014-02-01 17:00:36

Ealing Transition's 5th Birthday!

2014-02-05 03:54:17

Great Western Railway collapses at Dawlish

2014-02-07 12:04:45

Thames bursts banks as UK storms continue

Gales continued to batter southern parts of the UK, with coastal areas hit by wind and rain. Gusts reached 80mph on the coasts of Cornwall, the Bristol Channel and west Wales.

2014-02-23 12:04:45

Secondary Glazing Workshop

2014-03-01 03:39:03

Wettest UK winter on record declared

The winter of 2013 to 2014 was the wettest on record with over 7,800 homes and nearly 3,000 commercial properties flooded.

2014-03-16 14:50:57

"Gasland 2"

The contentious issue of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, or "fracking" is covered in this film of one man's examination of the local effects on people near fracking sites.

2014-03-25 19:37:30

UWL Energy Conference

Members of Ealing Transition attended this event and talked to UWL's researchers and local business people.

2014-03-26 14:50:57

PM says fracking “good for UK"

Fracking will be "good for our country", David Cameron said as he blamed a "lack of understanding" about the process for some of the opposition to shale gas.

2014-03-29 19:37:30

Lammas Forest Garden planting day

We began planting our edible food forest, helped by the local community.

2014-04-26 05:34:34

Village Park Pizza Day

2014-05-06 05:34:34

Transition Free Press Distribution

Started distributing 250 copies of Transition Free Press... they go like hot-cakes!

2014-05-18 05:34:34


A film exploring the waste we produce. what happens to it, and what we can do about it.

2014-05-19 00:00:00

Book Club relaunch

After a short break, the book club relaunches with Tony Juniper’s "What Has Nature Ever Done For Us"

2014-05-31 03:30:40

CO2 Levels peaked at 401.88 ppm

Many scientists, climate experts, and progressive national governments agree that 350 ppm is the “safe” level of carbon dioxide. For most of the history of civilization levels were only 275 ppm.

2014-06-01 03:30:40

May 2014 is warmest on record

Globally, May 2014 is warmest on record; records began in 1880

2014-06-14 05:34:34

Village Park Work & Pizza Day

2014-06-29 12:21:59

Southall Transition Fun Day

Supported Southall Transition Fun Day with brick-making & cooking on our Rocket Stove.

2014-07-12 12:21:59

Northfields Summer Fun Day

Got the word out at this event supporting local traders.

2014-07-15 11:07:20

80% of California in “Extreme Drought"

The NWS' Drought Monitor Update for July 15 shows 81% of California in the category of extreme drought or worse, up from 78%. Three months ago, it was 68%. This is the third year of record-low rainfall.

2014-07-20 20:38:08

"Project Wild Thing" & AGM

Re-connecting our children to nature.

Ealing Transition 2013-2014

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