Who we are
Transition Town Totnes (TTT) is a dynamic umbrella organisation consisting of different theme groups, for example food, building and housing, business and the local economy, and with over 20 local projects, originating from these groups or who have become affiliated with TTT due to common aims and principles. It is self-organising, mainly volunteer operated, and community-led. Projects are developed by interested members of the community coming together to make them happen, with support for communications, strategic representation and fund-raising from the TTT office.
For an idea of what we've been up to in the last ten years, here's a video made last year by Totnes film maker Emilio Mula, showing some - but not all - of our activities ...
Based at the office are three part-time core staff and several grant funded project posts. Administrator Nicola Lang and our communications coordinator Sophie Galleymore-Bird support the projects, promote our work and keep things running smoothly, and co-ordinator Thea Platt has a strategic and fundraising role. Sarah Curtis and Sally Croft are our fantastic volunteer finance & accounting gurus. Also in the office are Mary Popham, who is heavily involved in Building, Housing & Energy initiatives including Transition Homes, Transition Streets, the CARD project, Open Eco-Homes, and work on energy efficiency and fuel poverty. Holly Tiffen and Emily Reed for Grown in Totnes, and Myrtle Cooper, Food Link manager, are developing ways to get Totnes growing more of its own food, and promoting and supporting local food producers. We all work part-time and are in and out of the office.
TTT has a wonderful and supportive board of Trustees, and dozens of volunteers who are full of great ideas and enthusiasm and run the various projects.