The Transition Movement
Transition Sherwood is a local group in Nottingham, which started under the umbrella of Transition Nottingham, and is part of the growing national and international Transition Network.
For our communities to thrive in the transition to living with less oil, we are looking at issues like reducing the amount of energy we need, growing more local food, better local transport, and, crucially, being resilient as the effects of peak
oil and climate changes have their impacts on the economy and on all our lives- both directly, and indirectly, such as contributing to disrupting economnic sustems, and to conflict and migration.
Thinking about climate change and peak oil can be frightening - but many of the things we can do to respond to these can also improve our physical and mental health, and build communities where we know and have lots of different links with each other, local businesses thrive, the streets are more child friendly - and we have fun!
Nottingham was one of the earliest cities to start a transition initiative, after the transition towns movement started in smaller communities such as Totnes in Devon. Although the central Transition Nottingham group is no longer active (from 2012), there are other Transition and similar groups around Nottingham and the East Midlands (updated 2016):
Derby Climate Coalition
Sherwood Forest Transition on Facebook
Transition Keyworth on Facebook
Transition Nottingham group on Facebook
Transition Leicester on Facebook
West Bridgford Eco Houses