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Transition Town Omagh

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Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2012

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Comment by Leslie O'Donnell on July 25, 2012 at 13:23

Transition Omagh Energy Group

Members of our group recently attended a PowerNI award lunch today at Armagh City Hotel and received a second cheque for £7,500.00 for our Transition Omagh energy group to spend on energy saving measures in 2012. This award follows on from our successful participation in the PowerNI BIG Energy Saving Challenge since this time last year when we received the first award of £7,500.00.
Keep an eye on the newspapers for the full report ...

You can also find blogs relating to our efforts here

Comment by Marella Fyffe on November 25, 2010 at 22:09
This week in Transition Omagh November 2010

This week is a special one for us here in Transition Omagh in that we have had a number of watershed events simultaneously occuring at the same time.

One milestone this week was the official start of the new organic vegetable garden at Omagh Integrated primary school. Parents from the school approached Transition with the idea of setting up a garden. Transition Omagh did some research as to where founding could be identified , an application was duly sent in and was sucessful . The funding enabled the school to set up four raised beds, a herb circle and composting area , plus engage a teacher gardener to work with p7 class in the spring/summer term next year.

Another notable achievement this week was that as a group we decided that we would constitute ourselves as a limited company with charitable stautus (which has already been set in place, the charitable status that is ) and that a seperate trading arm for Transition Omagh would be seperately constituted as Community Interest Company,allowing the group to trade and if there was any suprplus for it to go back as a funding stream for Transition Omagh.

Setting up a Community Interest has a number of advantages as it enables a possible fundraising stream for Transition Omagh, enables the participants to tender for contracts, enables people to be paid for work done and enables associates to be co-opted into the CIC to bring in expertise where needed.

Yet another significant event this week, is the hosting of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) meeting by one of our members in Carrickmore on Friday the 19th of November. The guest speaker is the farmer central to the scheme that has been up and going in Cloghjordan Co. Tipperary for the last three years.

Another benchmark for Transiton this week was the launch of our new website. After two years of prevaricating and hoping and waiting for someone to turn up that would have the energy and time to keep it up to date, to continually populate it with new information and resources, this has finally happened and we went live the website address is

Finally the “piece de resistance” is of course the Sow the Seed concert on Sat 20th November and fundraiser to raise awareness about climate change while simultaneously collecting enough money to buy 350 fruit and nut trees for schools around Omagh.

For a flavour of this concert have a look here
Comment by Kevin Taylor on May 26, 2010 at 12:43
till think we should be concentrating more on homemade reneable energy bits and bobs what do you think ?
Comment by Kevin Taylor on May 26, 2010 at 12:42
regarding e mail to make posters or boards
Hi get someone with a router to cut the designs on to the wood or alternitivly cut out the pakels pieces using a jigsaw and stick them on to the board
Comment by Kevin Taylor on May 21, 2010 at 14:34
got u now you have my tel number so look forward to hearing from u soon thats txt speak
Comment by Kevin Taylor on May 21, 2010 at 14:11
Hi Leslie i was trying to operate your feedback form on the website only it would not work
Comment by Leslie O'Donnell on May 21, 2010 at 12:38
Kevin, I meant to get back to you on that subject. Email me on or through the contact page on my website.
Comment by Kevin Taylor on May 21, 2010 at 7:56
Also take a wee gleek an for some off my ideas may not all be suitable for transition towns but you never know
Comment by Kevin Taylor on May 21, 2010 at 7:55
Hi Folks
Anyone interested in cheap renewables uilt from rubbish and gauranteed to work contact me through this site Alos recycling furniture and the pitfalls around it

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