About Transition

What is the Transition Movement?

A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc.) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion (resulting in ever rising fuel prices) and increasingly, economic decline.

Each initiative comprises of a group of like-minded volunteers, who adopt the Transition ModelOpens in New Window and work together locally to combat these global challenges, and whose thinking can be briefly summarised as follows:

  • Concern about the rate at which we’re using natural resources such as oil. In around 170 years we’ve managed to deplete natural oil reserves to a point where demand will start to surpass supply, oil that took hundreds of thousands of years to form.
  • Concern about the extent to which we’re damaging our environment and contributing to climate change through our energy-intensive way of living.
  • Concern that Government and big business are reacting too slowly to the ecological and social challenges that face us. The time to act is now and surely if we all do our little bit we can make a difference.
  • Sometimes the enormity of global issues like these seem daunting in terms of what we can do about them. Think globally, act locally.
  • So the aim is to do as much as we can to encourage a more sustainable way of living within a community, through walking/cycling rather than driving, growing our own food, buying locally, using green energy, recycling, using community transport to name but a few. Activities that bring communities together, a really good thing.
Transition KC:
About Transition
Transport Group
Wildplaces Group
Food Group
Youth Group
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TKC Forum PageOpens in a New Window
Transition Kings Cliffe

TKC is Officially Part of the Global Transition Network!

This gives us access to a wealth of information, advice, and like-minded people. Check out the Transition KC page at the Transition NetworkOpens in New Window site.

Other local Transition Initiatives include PeterboroughOpens in New Window, OundleOpens in New Window and StamfordOpens in New Window (Facebook login required). Other links of special interest are the global Transition NetworkOpens in New Window site, an energy bulletin from the post carbon institute explaining peak oilOpens in New Window, and information from the Government Office for Science about climate changeOpens in New Window.

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