I've just come back from a meeting with a group called 'Sustainable Maidstone'. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I've come back feeling really enthused and looking forward to being part of this group.
Sustainable Maidstone has existed for about 5-6 years, and in that time were successful in bringing a farmers market to Maidstone town centre. The group is similar in purpose to those that belong to the Transition Towns Network - in that, it wants to inspire people to live differently as a response to the problem of peak oil. This might include encouraging people to buy local produce, setting up a renewable energy project, or simply having a community apple juicing day.
Jam and Tea were keen to link up with this group as there are obvious overlaps in what we're both doing, but more than that, we just want to be in community with like minded people to help bring about change to the place we live.
If you live in and around Maidstone and you want to play your part in trying create a sustainable future for us all, then I'd really encourage you to get involved. At best you'll get to be part of a radical movement that is helping to create a green and sustainable future for the world, and at worst you'll get to have a cup of tea with some amazing people who genuinely care about people and their planet. For more info check out the Sustainable Maidstone website (it's not that up to date, but the contact details should be correct), or send Tim and I an email.