Was very chuffed with this! Press release style article follows. Shaun’s also blogged about it here.
On Monday 25th January, various members of Transition Town Kingston attended the Green Guardian awards at the Rose Theatre. Sponsored by the Kingston Guardian newspaper and the Council, the awards seek to recognise local people’s efforts on environmental issues over the last twelve months. Members were delighted when Transition Town Kingston received the award for the best green group or project. Additionally, Shaun Chamberlin, member of TTK’s temporary steering group and author of The Transition Timeline, was presented with the Green Champion award amidst stiff competition – not least from Marilyn Mason, chair of TTK’s business group, who was highly commended for her Greener Kingston initiative that focuses on ridding Kingston of plastic bags.
Shaun said, ‘TTK’s award came as a very pleasant surprise. It’s a tribute to the effort that a lot of Kingston people have put in so far, hosting community events and, increasingly, starting their own projects. We want to use this platform to raise more awareness of peak oil and climate change, but also to help create a united front on green issues for community groups and individuals in Kingston – there’s a lot of great work already going on, as the amount of nominations at this year’s awards showed. The publicity will come in very handy as we promote our next two big events: our art-based intergenerational project in March, “Our Kingston, Our Future”, and our big celebration-cum-launch party, The Great Unleashing, in April.’
Well done everyone! This is the perfect time to get more involved or start a project of your own. Come along to a meeting or event, email TTKingston@yahoogroups.com or see the latest news on www.ttkingston.org . Places going fast for Our Kingston, Our Future – sign up now at www.ourkingstonourfuture.org .