'Transition Town Totnes' or 'Transition Network'?
Firstly...thanks for wanting to visit Totnes!
If you are planning to visit Totnes, please be aware that Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network are two distinct organisations.
If you are coming to find out about the Transition movement - and how to get started where you live - you would be best contacting the Transition Network (TN) about visiting on 01803 865669. TN is here to help connect communities, inspire new ideas and expand and support the Transition activities all over the world and their website contains lots of resources including an Essential Guide to Doing Transition, and they also offer training.
We are a small, grassroots charity - majority volunteers - with a part-time support team of 3 who are based at the office, along with some part-time grant funded project staff. Enquiries are handled by our administrator, who works 1.5 days per week. As we have our hands full, delivering projects locally, we can't always make time for visitors particularly at short notice! Thanks for your understanding. If you would like to visit Totnes to learn about Transition here, please give us plenty of notice, and follow the tips below to make the most of your visit!
1. Come on a Transition Tour
The best way to find out about Transition in Totnes. If you are coming by yourself or with a couple of friends or family, join one of the regular Transition Walks and Talks, which usually run from May-Sept (dates will be on our calendar, see below). If you are coming with a group or would like something more bespoke, check out the 'Futurebound' initiative which offers mixed activity programmes for study, personal development and engagement. We've hosted visits from universities, exchange students, governments, business, media, sustainability courses and gangs from other Transition initiatives and NGOs. Email us here.
2. Come along to our events
One of the best ways to drop-in can be to plan your visit to coincide with one of our events - take a look at our Transition Town Totnes events calendar. There are regular film nights, socials and meetings; plus bigger events each year including a film festival, art of rapid transition series, eco homes events, local entrepreneur forum, and food festival.
If you want to attend one of the TTT group meetings, please again refer to the calendar and Groups & Projects pages and make contact with them directly.
3. Meet a group
If you have a particular interest, you can find more information about our projects on the Groups & Projects page. Contact details for group coordinators are on the pages, but please remember that people have jobs, families and commitments that may get in the way of any outreach activities - please don't expect an immediate response!
Don't forget there are groups all around the country and world with just as much, and more, creativity and ideas in practice as the Totnes groups. You can get the details of initiatives around the world from the Initiatives Directory on the Transition Network website.
4. Looking for a placement or internship?
5. Looking for somewhere to stay?
There are many great places to stay in and around Totnes, which you can find details for on the Visit Totnes website.
If you'd like to stay in an eco B&B with someone involved in Transition Town Totnes then we'd recommend Living Lightly B&B. Holly Tiffen has worked and volunteered for Transition Town Totnes for over 14 years, she offers a unique stay in Totnes. Her B&B encourages and demonstrates ways of living with minimal environmental impact. Information about the measures she has taken to reduce her living impact are outlined in the following document for inspiration: 'Why Living Lightly?'. Transition Town Totnes receives 5% from all bookings that come from people visiting Totnes to discover more about our work. For more information please get in touch with her: firstname.lastname@example.org 07857 811 994
Please note that unfortunately we can't offer accomodation in exchange for volunteering.
Local? Get involved
For people living in Totnes or close-by who are interested in TTT, please review the Ways to Get Involved page and email info(at)transitiontowntotnes.org
Alternatively check out the group/project you are interested in on the website and contact them directly, or come along to the next meeting or event!