Rob Hopkins, the founder of the international Transition Towns movement and one of the Independent’s Top 100 environmentalists, is coming to Frome on 5th December to talk about his new book. ‘From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want’ explores actions communities are taking to enable a better future.
Rob Hopkins says ‘In these times of deep division and deeper despair there is often a feeling that the future is going to be awful. However, there is plenty of evidence that things can change, and cultures can change, rapidly, dramatically, and unexpectedly—for the better’. Rob has seen this happen around the world and in his own town of Totnes, England, where the community is becoming its own housing developer, energy company, enterprise incubator, and local food network—with cascading benefits to the community that extend far beyond the projects themselves.
Rob’s talk will take place at the Cheese and Grain on Thursday 5th December at 7pm. The event is co-hosted by Sustainable Frome and Frome Town Council and links to the council’s programme of climate panels on 12th, 19th and 26th November. Hunting Raven Books will be selling copies of Rob’s book at the event. Entry is £5 to cover costs, £1 for people on low income. To buy a ticket or reserve a free space at Frome’s climate panels visit: https://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/climate-emergency/