24 college students from the USA doing a 'Sustainability in Europe' course came to spend half a day in Tooting on Monday 5th March.

Their curriculum explores the role of local communities as agents of change towards greater wellbeing and a more sustainable future. This includes getting out into the real world and seeing what people are doing.

Two of us from Transition Town Tooting took them on a 'talking and walking tour'. Lucky it was sunny...

We started at the busy road junction by Tooting Broadway tube, then north to Streatham Cemetery. We went back through residential streets and past Gatton Primary to Tooting Market, where we had snacks by the Brick Box. Then into the meeting room at Mushkil Aasaan for a discussion, and on up to Tooting Bec tube via asian sweet shops, and a peek into the Wheatsheaf. Three hour tour complete!

At each place we talked about the students' own first impressions of opportunities for supporting sustainable living in Tooting, and we described diverse existing and future local projects.

Based on information supplied by Charles Whitehead.