Transition Town Totnes began in 2006 as a response to the challenges our community is facing from diminishing oil and gas supplies, coupled with climate change and economic uncertainty. Currently our very existence, from our food and clothes, to our homes and transport, depend on endless supplies of cheap oil.
We realise the future is going to look very different for the oil age we have grown used to, and over 5 years ago people in the town decided to act and plan in order to create the kinds of changes that would prepare us.
When considering our future resilince as a town there are some obvious areas that spring to mind, such as food, livelihoods, and housing. Over the last 5 years people have been meeting in groups around 8 key themes, initiating over 30 projects to take this work forwards.