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Abingdon Carbon Cutters is a Community Action Group formed to help reduce the carbon footprint of Abingdon in response to climate change, and to promote a sustainable and resilient lifestyle for our town as fossil fuel stocks decline. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at St Ethelwold's House, which is here.

At some meetings, we have guest speakers to present various topics, and at others we discuss our own personal actions to address climate change. The group has a focus on encouragement, both of one another, and of the town community.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

The "Ark" a "Not Stupid" Family Camp - a Transition Town event

Dear All,

The "Ark" a "Not Stupid" family camp is being held at Braziers on the weekend of the 14th - 16th August. We are hoping to attract all transitioners/people from Reading / Maidenhead, Oxford and surrounds - many are in transition...

The camp theme is R & R for eco-warriors before the big push to succeed at Copenhagen. The weekend is designed as an informal gathering and a relaxed atmosphere to share some good news to revitalise and motivate us all to continue.

Please forward this to all you may think may be interested.

I look forward to seeing you here...

With love and light
Cyndi at
Braziers Park School for Integrative Social Research

The weekend is designed to provide rest and recuperation for all you Eco-Warriors! It is an informal gathering and sharing and no camper is under any pressure to attend any workshop. Just come and meander through the beautiful Braziers estate, browse the small collection of specially selected stalls in our little village market and soak up the goodness….





CHECK OUT OUR GOOD NEWS BOARD – PIN YOURS UP: bring some good news to add – have you heard a good news story – windturbines going up – eco villages being built – BAA halving their flights – your neighbour has joined the transition team – we all need to know what good is happening…

SCREENING “AGE OF STUPID” – Discussion and informal gathering – campfire stories and songs…

MESSAGE TO COPENHAGEN – what would you say – think about it and bring it along – we are going to record them all and send them on…


Morning gathering and greeting from Vinnie McCann of Transition Town Maidenhead.

We then have various workshops and open space / global cafe style discussions will be held throughout the day.

Don’t forget the “little village market”

In the early evening we plan to screen “TAKING ROOT : THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI” and a discussion afterwards.

Our Open Mic Session compered by Mike Grenville of Transition Town Forest Row, will include a couple of music acts but mostly is a chance for you to show us all what a talented lot we are so bring your drums, harmonica or guitar.


After a leisurely start to the day we will hear from our key speaker Naresh Giangrande who is a co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and has recently returned from a tour promoting the transition movement.

We then finish with a grand buffet style feast – everyone to contribute a plate or two before packing up and returning to our lives… revitalised and refreshed…

Our other speakers and facilitators include : Jan Roberts – investigative journalist with news about pesticides with Georgina Downs; Di and Lucy Renshaw – ecorecycle textiles; Cliff Jordan - Transition Town Oxford and COIN; John Hogget and Jenny Nicholson – Council of All Beings; Liz Hodgsen – voice harmonics from around the world; Elena with circus tricks; Victoria with children’s theatre; Aggie with spinning and weaving; Nicky McCann with Children’s discovery walks; and still to be confirmed wild food walks, natural dyes, sustainable gardening, environmental art… and more…
for a booking form, please contact our office on (01491) 680 221 or admin@braziers.org.uk

Prices : Adults £40 - under 16's free accompanied by adult / limited concessions available to our Elders, Students and on application.

- please book early to avoid being disappointed - we do have to limit numbers to ensure covered (dry) space for all...
to download a .pdf file of our ‘Ark’ flyer to distribute via email or print and hand out to your friends, please go to our website at :


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