The materials below are shared in order to help you run a Transition Streets project in your local area. We recommend that you bookmark or save a copy of this page in case you wish to return to it in order to download more of these resources.
(The Department of Energy and Climate Change(DECC) Community Energy Saving Competition in March 2015 funded The Grand Union Community Energy (Kings Langley, Hertfordshire) and Transition Town Totnes to update the Transition Streets workbook and other resources so that they could be freely available to help other groups develop Transition Streets projects.)
If you would like additional advice or training please contact Mary Popham of the Transition Streets team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 07815 799996
Transition Streets Workbook
The 2015 edition of the workbook is generic, and indicates in red where additional information is needed to localise it with information relevant to your area Three downloads are provided:
- a PDF guide to adapting and printing the workbook. We strongly recommend you to read this Guide and install the free LibreOffice or Openoffice software before you open and edit the individual chapters;
- a ZIP file containing separate chapters of the adaptable Transition Streets Workbook;
- a PDF of the complete document, which may be viewed with Adobe Reader. If you are confident using Adobe Acrobat (or other PDF editing software such as SerifPlus) you may prefer to localise the workbook in this format.
Transition Streets Evaluation
This is the evaluation form that was used in the Totnes Transition Streets project. Please feel free to adapt/update the form for your project.
The completed form and the savings you attach to actions participants report having taken as a result of the project with allow you to evaluate overall carbon and financial savings.
If you would like to use the Transition Streets on-line evaluation system for your project please get in touch with Mary Popham at Transition Town Totnes- 07815 799996 or email@example.com .
(Please note that in Totnes we could only attach credible carbon and financial saving figures to 25 of the 35 workbook actions with any confidence, and for these 25 actions the carbon conversion ratings were approved by CRed in 2012 at the University of East Anglia (the people behind the government’s Act on CO2 carbon measures), and are generally conservative. However, some of the actions are of course highly variable in both carbon and financial savings, and we are more confident in some measures than others. This also doesn’t take into account that the household will likely take on more of the carbon saving actions in the workbook once the ‘official’ project participation has ended. This document shows the values that were being used in Totnes and the thinking behind them.)
Guide to facilitating the first meetings of Transition Streets groups.
We recommend that, if possible, your project provides a facilitator for the first meeting of every Transition Streets group that starts up in your area. You may also want to consider offering to send the same facilitator to their final meeting.
This guide was put together by one of the Totnes facilitators.
Transition Streets reports
Project planning and budgets.
Below are some sample project planning documents :-
The first 4 of these are editable, so you can adapt them for your project:
Draught busting Draught busting is a great activity for Transition Streets groups. It is low cost, the skills involved are easy to learn and pass on and it is more fun with two or more people! It is also a brilliant way to save energy and reduce heating bills. If you are managing a Transition Streets project in your local area you may wish to train up some draught busters and then offer draught busting workshops to the Transition Streets groups. Here is a draught busting manual, which can be to adapted for your area, as well as tips on running draught busting workshops.