TTF Welcomes Swedish Sustainability Visitors to Moray

Transition Town Forres is delighted to welcome 16 visitors from Sweden to Moray on 23-24 April for a tour of local sustainability initiatives.

The visitors are all involved in local community development in their home towns. They include Transition Town members, food coordinators, beekeepers, and representatives from Sweden’s Upplandsbygd LEADER rural development programme.

“It’s fabulous to have Moray recognised for its pioneering work in sustainable development,” said Carin Schwartz, a director of Transition Town Forres. “It’s certainly encouraging that our community was chosen as an area for these exchanges. Our group and the Swedish group have different strengths, and there’s a lot we can learn from each other to benefit our work in our respective communities.”

The guests will visit Transition Town Forres, Community Food Moray, Moray Beekeepers’ Association’s apiary at Birnie, Findhorn Ecovillage, Cullerne Gardens, Benromach Distillery, Speyside Craft Brewery, and the Youth Café in Elgin.

The tour is part of the Moray LEADER Transnational Project, an ongoing programme of knowledge exchange between Moray and Sweden. In May this year a delegation from Transition Town Forres will visit Sweden to gain first-hand experience of how the Swedish are empowering their local communities.

“Communities throughout the world are concerned about the uncertain global economic climate,” said Mairi McCallum, Programme Coordinator of Moray LEADER. “By sharing our skills and experiences we can help each other find ways to adapt.”

Posted on April 17, 2013, in Events, Local Events, News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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