Transition Town Louth
Transition Town Louth is an inclusive grouping of people who recognize the reality of Climate Change and the multiple environmental threats , but are determined not to cry doom and gloom into their beer but rather develop the transition to a sustainable community, resilient in an uncertain future, where the quality of life in our lovely part of the world is maintained and improved. To find out more about Transition Towns in general please take a look at the national Transition Town Website and Transition Culture. An excellent introductory read is What we are and what we do, by Rob Hopkins and Peter Lipman. To find out more about climate change Real Climate is the leading net resource for climate science.
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Next meetings of Transition Town Louth:
Monday April 19th 2021 7pm on Zoom: Send mail to get login details.
The hunt is on for Louth’s Most-loved tree
The next time you go for a walk around Louth – have trees on your mind and a camera in your pocket. You just might be that keen-eyed person who finds the tree we love the best!
Transition Town Louth and the Louth Leader are launching a competition for adults and children, to find ‘Louth’s Best-loved Tree’ for 2021.
Of all the trees you pass in and around town – which one is the most beautiful, the most useful, the most unusual, or the most meaningful to you? We would like you to send us a picture of your chosen tree and a few words about what it means to you. The words may say why you like this tree, or be a little poem, or a bit about its biology or history, or you could send us just one word that sums it all up for you.
We are already excited to know where they will be, and what you will say! All submissions will be uploaded into an online gallery and a panel of judges will create a shortlist of six trees. The Louth Leader will publish these six finalists, and all residents and visitors to Louth will have a chance to vote on which of these six is to become ‘Louth’s Most-loved Tree 2021’ – perhaps it will be yours!
The ‘winning’ tree will be honoured with a small ceremony. The winning person will have their entry published in the Louth Leader and receive a special certificate from the Mayor!
Because of the rich history of Louth, the town has a wide range of native and exotic trees – some are outstanding examples of their species, others intriguing for the stories behind them, and others are special for the poetry they inspire. Some trees are newly planted, and others may be so old they witnessed the civil war 350 years ago, or sheltered people as they listened to the outdoor preachers of the 18th century. Many trees uplift us with their changing colours, amazing branches or roots, enduring capacity for growing and fruiting year after year, or simply providing shade or a place to play on a hot summer’s day. All of them magically, and fortunately for us, are busy recycling the air that we breathe.
We are looking forward to a community discovery of all our wonderful trees and to be able to share what they mean to us. With the recent explosion of walking and cycling in and around Louth, this could be a good, if not the best, time to do it.More information see here