The transition movement
The term 'transition' refers to the shift away from today's highly oil dependent society to a low-carbon or carbon neutral future. For each community, the journey will be different. It is about working with people within communities to find a practical solution to the issues faced in the wake of climate change. Based on the ethics of Permaculture; Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share, Transition is an open toolkit of resources which communities can use for free.
Transition is an approach which has spread to over 50 countries around the world and provides resources to help communities take action. There are also thousands of people accross Scotland who are part of this network, and it’s growing all the time. You can find out more about the Transition movement and read stories from goups all around the world through the Transition Network.
Transition Stirling was formed in October 2009 by a group of volunteers for people who want to work on positive solutions to the problems the Stirling area will face in the future due to rising oil prices and climate change.
Transition Stirling began by running several re-skilling workshops including a medicinal herb workshop and permaculture weekend. We also hosted two 'Spokes and Spades' events. Combining urban food growing with sustainable transport, we cycled around Stirling, stopping at various food growers to learn how they have created and maintained urban gardens.
In late 2012 we received funding to run our first fully-funded project, Wood For All. Since then, we have run a series of projects supported and led by our volunteer board. You can find out more about all the projects we have run by visiting the past projects page. You can also find out more about how we work through reading our constitution.