Welcome to Transition Sheffield. We are part of the growing Transition Towns Network. We raise awareness about climate change and peak oil, and encourage groups to start projects across the city.
Transition Initiatives started up in Burngreave, Crookes/Walkley, Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture Project, Nether Edge/Sharrow and Porter Valley. If you want help in starting a group elsewhere, do contact us.
To be informed aboiut key news, join our low volume, Sheffield wide, news/announcements email list. We also have a discussion forum, several email lists and a wiki and you can follow us at @TransitionSheff. For an alternative events listing for Sheffield see Alt-Sheffield.
Rob Hopkins ©Jim Wileman Transition Sheffield are excited to be hosting an afternoon workshop and evening event with Rob Hopkins on Thurs 27 June. Rob is an engaging speaker, a co-founder of the Transition Movement, and a winner of various awards and plaudits as a leading grassroots campaigner, 'green community hero', and 'new radical'.
Sustainable Cities Workshop, 1:30-4pm, Sheffield Cathedral, Domino Hall, S1 1HA, Free Entry (donations welcome)
An evening with Rob Hopkins, 7-9 pm Quaker Meeting House, Sheffield S1 2EW, £5/£3
You can reserve a place via our online booking form and see a map for the venues.
In the afternoon workshop we will explore aspects of sustainability which are increasingly important for cities like Sheffield. The workshop offers a space where it is possible to ask both naïve and informed questions about the future sustainability and resilience of Sheffield. It includes small group discussions and some simple activities to enable everyone to demonstrate their opinions.
Depending on the interests of those present, we will explore a range of relevant themes and key questions such as:
By Madison Corney of CCA Baldi Middle SchoolSummer has just about arrived, and Sheffield is buzzing with events: here's a round-up of some of the things happening in the next month or so. Use the links for more info...
Screenshot from presentationNearly 40 people piled into the lovely Fusion Cafe for our May event, with transition initiatives and other local groups meeting to swap stories, discuss successes and challenges, and learn about what others were doing.
Each group had its own story, but some challenges had everyone in the room nodding in agreement...
Wednesday 15 May, Fusion Cafe, 7.30-10pm
For our May Cafe event, we’re hosting an opportunity for local groups to get together, to share the highs and lows of community participation and change, and maybe attract new participants or start new groups.
In Sheffield and the surrounding districts there are various different transition initiatives, as well as a bunch of other groups with a focus on local food, energy production, reducing waste, grassroots health initiatives, sustainable economic systems and more besides.
The evening will include some stories about the successes and challenges of local groups, followed by open space activities to allow a range of questions to be discussed. This is a chance to hear about inspiring sustainability-related initiatives in Sheffield and the local area, and meet other people involved in positive local activities, and we hope you can join us.
Fusion Cafe is in central Sheffield on Arundel St, S1 2NS – see directions. The event is free, but tea, coffee and light snacks can be bought from the cafe, and donations to cover other venue costs are much appreciated.
We're in the process of revamping our website. See http://dev.transitionsheffield.org/ for the work in progress. If you've any feedback or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. Thanks!
Thurs 14 February, Fusion Cafe, 7.30-10pm
'Boom and Bust' photo posted by ˇBerd on Flickr"A key cause of many of our social, economic and environmental problems is the way that money is currently created.
This Cafe event will be kicked off by Peter Verity from Positive Money who will explain hidden aspects of the cashless society and digital banking, and how they make bank bail-outs inevitable. We'll go on to discuss approaches that can provide a more resilient economic foundation for our communities.
Fusion Cafe is in a central location on Arundel St, S1 2NS - see directions.
The event is free, but donations to cover the cost of the venue will be appreciated, and tea, coffee and light snacks will be available for purchase.
Transition Cafe events are a great opportunity for linking up with like-minded individuals who care about sustainability and communities. We hope you can join us.
This event on 29 Nov 2012 exceeded all expectations - an oversubscribed, enjoyable, and inspiring evening.
Thanks to all who came, but particular thanks to Colette Cameron, Susannah Diamond, Cassie Limb, Yvonne O'Donovan, Chrystine Moon, Paul Newman, Yvonne Jenni Brooks, Rick Watson, and the venue at Burton Street.
And here are the winners* of Sheffield's 2012 Transition Awards: (NB. You can also check out the full list of nominations.)
|Energy and Environment:||Sheffield Climate Alliance|
|Transport:||COMAC Bike Project|
|Reuse and recycling:||Sheffield Freegle|
|Food growing:||Grow St Marys|
|Food outlets:||Burngreave Food Bank|
|Wealth and Livelihoods:||Portland Works|
|Education:||Meersbrook Walled Garden Outdoor Playgroup|
|Wellbeing:||Sheffield Healthy Walks|
|Cultural:||Creative Action Network|
* Selected through a non-competitive and inclusive process
Fancy learning something new this autumn? Come to one of our transition workshops!
Setting up a repair cafe
Repair Cafes are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). You can find out more about them here http://repaircafe.org/ Join Gordon to learn more and talk about setting one up in Sheffield.
Where? Quaker Meeting House
When? 7pm Thursday 8th November
Make some apple chutney with Ruth, using apples collected by Abundance. You’ll need to bring an apron.
When? 2pm Saturday 10th November
Ever fancied making your own compost but don’t know where to start? Join Susannah to find out.
When? 2pm Sunday 11th November
All workshops cost £3/£2. Please book with the person running the workshop.
PS. Do YOU have a skill to share? Transition Sheffield would love to hear from you!
Join us for a sparkling evening to celebrate groups working to create more sustainable communities in Sheffield: with inspiring local artists, the irrepressible compère Chrystine Moon, and special celebrity guest.
Our venue is the Burton St Function Suite, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 2HH (a fantastic and fully accessible venue). See directions. Doors 7:00 for 7:30 start.
Tickets are £12 / £8 / £5 according to income. This includes a vegetarian buffet (hot and cold drinks may be bought at the bar). (£5 is our concessions rate, £8 will cover the cost of the venue and food, whilst £12 provides some payment to our performers as well. )
NB. Nominations have now closed for this year's awards, but if you'd still like to see or add to our big picture of inspiring groups, see the nominations page.