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Transition Talks - 'Green New Deals' online discussion

25 March 2020

In the light of the Covid-19 situation, this event will not now take place at Fortrose Cafe as planned.  Instead we hope to use an internet meeting application to hold an online discussion.  

A lively and interesting  online discussion on the subject of 'A Green New Deal and how can it be implemented'  was held on Wednesday 25 March 2020.  A small group of TBI members reviewed the history of the Green New Deal concept and some of the proposals currently being put forward by political parties and other organisations in the UK and America, and grappled with the problems of how to hold to account councils and governments which have declared climate emergencies, and the impossibility of implementing any serious Green New Deal Plans unless governments can be persuaded to take climate change seriously and undertake the massive national projects and huge expenditure which will be required.

An interesting topical consideration was whether the massive lifestyle changes people are currently prepared to accept in the face of the threat of corona virus might carry over into greater awareness of the need for similar changes in the face of the less immediate but no less serious threat from climate change, or whether the world will revert to 'business as usual' until it is too late.

The 'Zoom' online meeting application used was agreed to have been a success, and will be used for the next TBI directors' meeting to be held next week.

Background information and links to sources were prepared in advance of the meeting, and links to these can be found below.

'The Green New Deal - how can it be achieved?'
'Green New Deals UK-wide and America'

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BITT spring networking walk POSTPONED

25 March 2020

Greetings friends and members,

Spring Networking Event - A walk around Redcastle

Killearnan Church Hall and car park,
Milton Redcastle, Muir of Ord  IV6 7SQ    10.30am

This event has been postponed owing to the Covid-19 situation.  The latest BITT bulletin has information about this, and more widely about the likely effects on tourism on the Black Isle and beyond,  and the responses of Scottish tourism bodies and local communities.

We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.