Transition Town Totnes is in an exciting new phase. New projects are springing up and existing projects are continuing to innovate, thanks to the support of our community, volunteers and funders.
As such, we have been able to recruit a new coordinator for three days a week who takes over from Thea Platt as she steps down to pursue her coaching and therapy work.
Guy Erlacher-Downing is a Totnesian, having lived in Bridgetown most of his life. He became engaged with TTT as a teenager inspiring to positively influence his local community, first with the local ‘Forking Food Festival’ and later with ‘Grown in Totnes’. This passion inspired his volunteer work with Citizens Advice and Generation Climate Europe while living in Brighton during his law degree.
Upon returning to Totnes last year, Guy began helping TTT develop the recent relaunch of the Transition Streets project as a volunteer and most recently with the Climate Change Response Centre.
The ethos and ambitions of TTT are close to Guy’s heart so when the opportunity arose to step up as Coordinator, he jumped at it. Guy now lives in the local land cooperative ‘Landmatters’ with his wife and cat where they work off-grid, practice permaculture principles, and are learning to grow as much of their own food as possible.
“I’m very excited about my role with TTT. I love Totnes and its wider community, and I want to ensure TTT is best serving the people and space around us. These times allow for so many opportunities to work collectively, and I look forward to seeing what is next for Totnes”.