Event date: January 18, 2010 19:30
Off St Michael's Road,
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From TINWOLF (Transition Inner North-West of Leeds Forum)
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Hi everyone,Here are the topics for the first three TINWOLF Eco-cafe events for 2010.All Eco-cafes are on the third Monday of the month, starting at 7.30pm. The venue is Muir Court, Sagar Place, off St Michaels Road in Headingley. Entry is free; donations welcome to cover the cost of room-hire and refreshments. For further details of any of these events, or other TINWOLF activities, please phone Ellen on Leeds 3681999 or Gay on Leeds 2307127
Monday 18th January 2010 "What should be the future of the Royal Park School": a presentation and discussion with the Royal Park School Community Campaign.
Five years ago, despite the local community's opposition, the Royal Park School in Hyde Park was closed down. Despite assurances from the council that the building would be kept as a community space, the building remains empty and falling ever further into disrepair. Throughout this time, the Royal Park Community Consortium has campaigned - so far unsuccessfully - for ownership of the building, and a new bid is to be submitted this month. In the meantime, a three-week occupation of the building in November by local residents drew massive support from across the whole of this very diverse community and beyond. Thousands of pounds worth of repairs were carried out by volunteers, and workshops, social events and activities were organised in the school and grounds, demonstrating the potential for the building to become a hub for community organising, education and skill-sharing, strengthening social relations and tapping the diverse skills and enthusiasms in the local area.
At this Eco-cafe, campaigners will discuss their experiences and aspirations for the Royal Park School, and there'll be opportunities to contribute ideas and discuss what can be learned from this as an example of community organising.
Monday 15th February 2010"Building an Ecologically and Socially Sustainable Community" - a discussion with the LILAC Eco Housing Project in Leeds.
LILAC stands for Low Impact Living Affordable Community. This pioneering project aims to build a community of 20 strawbale homes in Leeds city. LILAC will be a member-led housing neighbourhood which will be built to the highest ecological standards, will be affordable, maximise social interaction between its residents, and make a positive contribution to its surrounding community. Come and meet some of the development group and hear more about the project
Monday 15th March 201015th March - "Community and Domestic Energy Solutions for the Future" - TINWOLF explores our local sustainable energy options.
This Eco-cafe will be presented by people involved with TINWOLF, and will be an opportunity for us all to learn more about different types of sustainable energy technologies; following this we can explore what might be viable options for us locally, and how we might begin working towards implementing them. We are looking at following this up with a longer weekend event for those interested in practical energy saving and energy-generation.
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