Transition Sheffield is part of the rapidly growing, international Transition Towns movement. Transition Towns are born out of the urgent need to respond to the twin threats of climate change and an imminent decline in fossil fuels (peak oil and gas).
A Transition Town is a community in transition from a high energy way of life to a much lower energy one. As global oil supplies begin to diminish, our way of life— which depends on cheap, readily available oil—will inevitably change. If this process of change is not well managed, or even ignored, the consequences could be catastrophic.
Transition initiatives can help to imagine a life beyond consumerism, share skills and resources, reduce carbon emissions, build local communities and strengthen local economies. We hope you can join us!
NB. The best way to get an idea of what Transition is all about is to look through the Transition Initiatives Primer, a free 50 page downloadable document. For a more in depth look there is also the Transition Handbook which is also available online.
Transition initiatives are based around local communities. There are now several local transition groups in Sheffield though the whole thing is really just getting started. If you live in one of the areas that has a local group contact them or join their mailing list. If you're interested in starting a group let us know and we may be able to put you in touch with someone else in your area. We'll also be able to give help and advice to anyone wishing to set up a local group.
Also make sure you join our Sheffield wide announcements list to hear about various events going on.