What is Transition?
Transition is a global movement of local, community-led initiatives that helps people become happier and the towns and villages they live in become stronger and more resilient. It’s happening in over a 1000 communities across the world. These communities have started up projects in areas such as food, transport, energy, education, waste, arts, etc as small scale, local responses to the challenges of climate change, economic hardship, loss of community, and shrinking supplies of resources.
The main website of the movement is transitionnetwork.org. This is full of useful information.
One of these initiatives is us, Transition Malvern Hills.
Transition Malvern Hills has had a number of successes in building community and resilience through initiatives such as regular social events, a car club, saving the gas lamps, a garden-share scheme, reskilling workshops, supporting the establishment of The Cube community centre, and providing home energy surveys. These initiatives are helping us strengthen our sense of community locally, make the transition towards a sustainable and fulfilling way of living and so contribute to ensuring the planet that we live on and depend on continues to provide an hospitable home to us.
Transition is a network and does not follow any fix structure. It almost does not make sense to ask if an initiative is part of transition. An initiative may start for a discussion in the pub after a transition meeting, start up fully within transition and then spin out on its own. Other initiatives may exists outside of transition and just link up with transition to share knowledge, contact etc.
For more details in specific areas have a look at the individual pages.
Transition Malvern Hills has a formal side with a constitution, a chair and bank account. The month to month coordination is handled by the coordination committee. All are welcome to attend the coordination committee contact us for details.