The programme brings together small groups of neighbours and supports them with taking effective, practical, money-saving and carbon-reducing actions. These groups meet7 times over a 3-4 month period with a practical handbook to make easy changes in all areas of life and understand the issues surrounding energy consumption, food, travel, waste and climate change. This explores what these changes mean for the individual, their family and their local community. Unlike most other group-based energy efficiency programmes, this is free at the point of delivery, groups are self-managing and consider ‘’what next’ options, so that groups can maintain momentum beyond the official programme.
Transition Streets was first set up by Transition Town Totnes (TTT) in 2009. In 2021, we are redeveloping the Transition Streets materials for an up to date programme in light of the dual challenges of the Climate Emergency and Covid-19 pandemic.
The aim of Transition Streets is to empower communities to have a positive impact on the climate emergency through collective action and immediate practical tools. This not only allows for carbon and financial savings but creates a space for participants to learn about living more sustainably in response to the Climate Emergency while developing stronger social connections.
Transition Streets is one of many local TTT projects that see the Climate Emergency and the current social, political, and economic uncertainty as opportunities to increase personal and community well-being, expand our local economy and find more sustainable ways of living. More on our experience and impacts.
Transition Streets groups explain what it’s like to take part in this video “The power’s in your hands”.