Transition Network founder to launch book in Crystal Palace

Rob Hopkins, the co-founder of the Transition Network, is coming to Crystal Palace next month for the British launch of his book The Power of Just Doing Stuff.

Power of Doing Stuff cover“We are particularly pleased that Crystal Palace Transition Town is mentioned and are honoured that Rob Hopkins has chosen to visit us to see Crystal Palace Transition Town projects first-hand and to launch his book here,” said Joe Duggan, the co-chair of Crystal Palace Transition Town.

“He will be at the Grape and Grain pub on Tuesday June 18 at 7.30pm and everyone is very welcome to attend. Rob Hopkins will speak about his new book and the latest thinking in the Transition Movement, illustrated with real examples of Transition Towns in action.

“It’s likely that this event will attract national media attention and a turn out from other
Transition Towns and groups, so you might want to turn up early if you’d like a seat,” Duggan said.

Hopkins is the winner of the 2009 Observer Ethical Award for the Grassroots Campaigner, and in December 2009 was voted The Guardian‘s “Green Community Hero”. In February 2012, Hopkins and the Transition Network made The Observer‘s list of “Britain’s 50 New Radicals”.

Rob Hopkins: coming to a book launch near you soon

Rob Hopkins: coming to a book launch near you soon

Hopkins has also written The Transition Handbook and The Transition Companion, the books at the core of creating Transition Towns all over the world, including the highly successful Crystal Palace Transition Town.

At present, there are more than a thousand initiatives throughout the world, 40 of them in the London area.

Crystal Palace Transition Town initiatives include community garden projects including the Edible Garden in Westow Park and the Tipsy Garden by the Grape and Grain, the Crystal Palace Food Market on Haynes Lane every Saturday from 10am, a children outdoor activities Bugs Club, a site clearance and up-cycling initiative called Palace Pick Up, a sustainable energy group called Palace Power, a Local and Fair Trade group supporting local businesses and ethical shopping choices, a community hop-growing project called Palace Pint and The Patchwork Farm, an initiative designed to promote and support more local food growing.

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