How to get involved

We are very informal and there are different ways to get involved. The subgroups run largely independently and we have monthly hub meetings where representatives from each group coordinate activities.

  • Say hello to any of the subgroups or projects which interest you (listed under "What we do" above or in the main menu) - for the different groups and projects.
  • Come along to one of our events to meet some of us in person (sign up to our fortnightly bulletin, so that you can keep up with our activities)
  • Otherwise e-mail us and tell us what you have in mind. Do you have a skill you'd like to offer, or an idea for a project or event? We'll do our best to support you and put you in touch with others who are interested in the same topic.

Here is a list of the Groups and Projects so you can see an overview of what we do (we will try to update this soon).

If you would like to show a transition film in your street or local area we can lend you the DVDs and come along to support you! Here is a list of films available to borrow.

There are often specific tasks which we need help with (here are some of the things we could do with help with at the moment)

And there are always new things that we'd love if someone would like to get them started (listed here).

You can find out more about the Transition movement by looking at the Transition Towns website, the Transition Network web-site. The Transition Primer is also a very good place to start, as is Rob Hopkins' book, "The Transition Handbook" (we can sell you one at a discount price of 12). There's also the "Who we are and what we do" document (0.5MB pdf), which gives a concise summary of the objectives and ways of working of Transition.

Membership

To become a member all you need to do is get involved. There is no membership fee, though financial support is always welcome. We do keep a membership register which is updated at least annually, prior to our AGM because as a member you are entitled to vote. To become a member you need to:

  • live, work or study in Cambridge or otherwise participate in Cambridge communities.
  • participate in group meetings, or give other forms of voluntary support, such as administration, organisation or at events.

Setting up new Transition groups

We welcome everyone to take a leading role in setting up new Transition groups, either topic based (e.g. on housing, waste etc) or neighbourhood based (e.g. Transition Arbury, Transition Trumpington etc). We have put together some guidelines to help you get started:

Transition Training

The Transition Network have created a training weekend that is specially designed for those interested in setting up, running, and maintaining a successful transition initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to delve into both the theory and practice of Transition. If you're hoping to start a group, or have already done so, this is a great way to learn the skills you'll need. Let us know if you're interested in attending this and when there are enough people, we'll organise another course.

Our Mission

Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.

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