Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Book Talking

On World Book Day next Thursday, 7th March, TTT will run a Book Talking Event at Tooting Library in Mitcham Road from 2pm.  Similar to the Speed-Booking we did in 2011, this event will bring together Library users to sit opposite each other and talk for just a minute each about a book that they have enjoyed and want to recommend.  We hope to hear from a wide range of our community's readers about the books they love and what they love about them.  But time is limited!  Just like a speed date, when the whistle goes it's time to change seats and "talk books" all over again with a new person and their special book. We look forward to seeing as many as can make it next week at Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Road for a good talk about books!

And last weekend in Tooting Library, Belinda and Iiris ran a drop-in 'Making Tooting Happy' event. See some of the kindness stories from local participants by clicking here.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Making Tooting Happy - in the Library, Sat 23rd Feb

Drop in and join Belinda at the Happiness Project session in the beautiful Tooting Library on Saturday 23rd February from 10:00am to 1pm.
 
Doing good does you good: so here is your chance to share your stories about kindness and reflect them back to your community. Evidence suggests that being kind boosts both your personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of the person to whom you are kind
Intrigued?

It’s free, friendly and fun - and no need to prepare or to book. Just drop by.

All welcome!
Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PD
Info at 020 8871 7175  

Monday, 11 February 2013

Foodival 2012 Memories

Courtesy of our very own award-winning film maker Garry Samett, TTT is proud to release this awesome short film of Foodival 2012. Enjoy!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Exploring ‘The Oil Road'

An evening meeting in Tooting with James Marriott and Jane Trowell from Platform, the arts and activism group

Tuesday 5th February, Mushkil Aasaan, 220-222 Upper Tooting Road
Co-hosted by Transition Town Tooting, Wandsworth Friends of the Earth, Transition Town Wandsworth & Wandsworth Environment Forum

30 people came out on a chilly evening to Mushkil Aasaan’s welcoming hall in Tooting - thank you!

The meeting explored how we are all part of the global, regional & local Carbon Web that binds together oil and gas, trade and finance, governments and communities, wellbeing, health and justice, and the past and the future – in hidden and visible ways.
That long sentence describes a complex field where organisations and individuals have strongly-held and divergent views…and we heard some of those views during the evening. For an image of the Carbon Web, see: http://platformlondon.org/about-us/platform-the-carbon-web/ The Oil Road book describes in detail one strand of this Carbon Web, delivering oil from Azerbaijan to Europe.


Consumption & Production
James, co-author of the book, took us on a short trip along the route, in reverse – not starting with crude oil production in wells drilled 5km below the Caspian Sea, but beginning with oil consumption that some of the audience experienced minutes earlier on a bus on Upper Tooting Rd outside the hall.
We followed the bus fuel’s supply route in reverse – via the road tankers that run at night from Essex to the local bus depot; the ship that brought the fuel to England, maybe from a refinery in the Netherlands; the unrefined oil’s journey by supertanker from Turkey to Italy, and before that by pipeline across 3 countries from the Caspian. All that so we can consume in Wandsworth…