We’re doubling up our Annual General Meeting this year with an event from Steady State Manchester (open to non-members). Those who saw this group speak in Buxton recently said they provided a stimulating, engaging and fun evening.
Can we live well, with greater equity and within planetary limits? Steady State Manchester thinks we can. They will invite us to combine our knowledge and experiences to explore how we can achieve this and how we might get there.
Steady State Manchester believes an alternative approach to economic development is essential. They call this ‘viable economics’, making decisions in terms of a ‘Safe Operating Zone’ for humanity, which includes:
- Re-localising food and other production in and near to the city, providing decent green jobs and more income equality
- More money staying local and more control over savings and investment
- Targeting wealth towards energy efficient, affordable housing and investing in other local, green and ethical enterprises
- Taking away the focus from growth for growth’s sake.
For more detail, see their new report ‘The Viable Economy’: http://steadystatemanchester.net/our-reports.
The AGM will begin at 7.30pm, Monday 29 June at the Volunteer Centre, Union Road. We’ll keep it short and from 8pm or before, we move on to the session with Steady State Manchester. We’ll be out and finished by 9.30pm at the latest.
An agenda for the AGM plus this year’s reports are attached.
Entry is £3 (£1 low-waged) but is free to members of Transition New Mills. You will be able to join on the night – it’s currently £3-£10 depending on how much you feel you can afford.
Everyone is welcome but you can only vote if you’re a member. Note that renewals of membership for the coming year are now due.
Once again, the Steering Group aren’t proposing any changes to our constitution but if you wish to propose any, please let us know in advance so that we can make sure time is given to discuss and vote on them.
The AGM is also the time to elect people to manage and facilitate activities for the group. We have an Administrative Group of 3 people (Julian Ashworth, Mike Daw and Angharad Hughes). If you would like to nominate yourself for this group, please let us know. We can take nominations up to one hour before the meeting. If you’re thinking about seeking election to the Administrative group, do get in touch and one of us will be happy to talk with you about what’s involved. Note that we’ll be asking each of the candidates to say a few words about themselves before holding the vote so, if you are nominating yourself, please come prepared.
We hope to see you there!