Tabitha said: "The Transition Streets handbook was a wonderful resource for our slow and steady plans to reduce our environmental impact. We really enjoyed meeting in each other’s gardens and sharing information and ideas about green living and local projects.
Following the programme members of the group are greening up their street with Transition Street's sister project, Incredible Edible Totnes
Residents have installed planters and have begun creating a ‘living wall’ against the back of a plain brick wall of a local shop that backs onto the street. The planting containers are made of 100% recycled plastic and they have been filled with herbs for the community and flowering plants for insects.
People who’ve tried it have found that it’s much easier to make the changes together- you keep each other going and enjoy the process much more. We’ll send someone who’s done it before along to the first meeting to help you all get started. If you find you really don’t enjoy it then you can leave at any time.
Six to eight households are ideal, but no more than 10 people.
Households who have taken part in Transition Streets have reported make changes which have saved them on average a third of their energy and water bills.
For more information call 01803 867 358 or email email@example.com We can help put you in touch with others in your area who may be interested in joining a group and provide flyers to help you recruit others. Once a new group is formed we will provide materials for each household, and arrange for a facilitator to attend your first meeting to help get you started.