Kingsteigton Transition Together - First graduates complete programme!
By hellfire | Sunday, November 25, 2012, 14:04
CHALLENGE- OUR FIRST GRADUATES COMPLETE THE PROGRAMME
REDUCING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT IS
After their joint journey delving into and probing
the depths of their household's habits in
SIX key areas : Electricity, Heating, Water, Food, Transport and Waste, our
first 14 successful KTT graduates collected their medals and finishing goodies
at a celebration at the Old Rydon in November. The two pilot groups who boldly
took up the KTT challenge have learned, laughed and shared a lot along the way.
They have found that reducing your carbon footprint can be fun as well as
useful to the household purse.
The aim is to become more aware of the areas in
your own house where consumption is the greatest and decide what you can and
want to tackle. There were plenty of successes to report including strategies
for getting teenagers to shorten their time in the shower, helping each other
out with advice and practical assistance, lending and borrowing tools and
equipment. Habits were changed and savings in energy and money were made.
Relationships were strengthened by communal visits to a local cider bar and other hostelries; other
members started going to exercise classes together. One man pointed
out that it was very interesting to talk about new topics with people you
already know. He said wryly, " it's not often you get to delve into
someone else's bills!" One chap managed to reduce his water use for his
business by half by capturing and re-using rainwater. Another spin-off was a
new home for a frisky chicken.
The KTT programme is part of the Kingsteignton
Community Plan and is supported by the Town Council and Kingscare.
Are you up for the KTT
CHALLENGE? After the festive fug has worn off and you are
looking for a new activity to take up in the New Year , never fear KTT is here!
For those of you in Newton Abbot who have felt left
out , NTT- Newton Transition Together is here. Come and join
us in the New Year- make it your New Year Resolution!
For more info contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Massimo email@example.com