How to Start a New Group

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:

Some ideas for potential new (or revived) topic-based groups:

  • Transport group
  • Health – considering how healthcare will need to transition
  • Garden Share - linking people who want help wth the gardens with those who would like to grow food but don't have space
  • Fruit Harvest - making sure that food does not go to waste at harvest time, by picking it and making sure it is used
  • CamBake - a community of bakers, using locally produced organic flour where possible
  • Education – preparing materials for use in schools and workshops
  • Wellbeing/Heart and Soul – events, discussion groups, walks, retreats
  • Tales and Visions – storytelling and visioning workshops
  • Nature – nature walks and other events
  • Knitting Circle – teaching people how to knit and crochet
  • Courses and training – e.g., wind turbine course, Transition Training
  • Local currency – setting up a local currency for Cambridge
  • Recycling – talking to people and providing info about reusing and recycling

If you’d like to help get one of these groups up and running, please contact us!

The Transition Network have also 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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