I was one of the co-founders of Transition Belsize back in 2008. It began as a campaign to reduce plastic bag use in Belsize. That grew into the first Belsize Green Fair on Saturday 27 September 2008. After the Fair we held a meeting about launching Transition Belsize, which 60 people attended. Despite some technical difficulties the meeting went well and Transition Belsize was born, the first Transition group in North London.
I've been on the Steering Group of Transition Belsize since the beginning. I'm also one of the coordinators of the Food Group where I have a special interest in Food Growing and Permaculture.
I was a local councillor for Belsize ward from 2006 to 2010 and Camden Eco Champion. My role was to come up with ideas for cutting the carbon out of Camden. I came across so many great policies and projects across the UK and Europe that I wrote a book on local government for the Transition movement called "Communities, councils and carbon - what we can do if governments won't".
- Member for
- 5 years 24 weeks
- "Foraging for all seasons" - postponed until spring 2012
- "An Introduction to Urban Permaculture Design"
- Visit the Food Growing Site at the Premier Inn this Sunday
- Planting fruit trees at the Royal Free Hospital
- Raised Bed Workshop at the Royal Free
- Planting and watering at the Royal Free Permaculture Garden
- Colouring in at the Royal Free Permaculture Garden
- Planting Medicine at the Royal Free Permaculture Garden
- First Meeting of Transition Belsize Book Group
- Edible Plant Identification Walk on Hampstead Heath