So what is Transition Newcastle all about?
Basically we’re a local group committed to fostering sustainable and resilient communities. We’re not about reinventing the wheel: there are already many people in our communities doing great work to engage our communities in more sustainable ways of living. Often these groups are under-resourced and while we can’t offer money, we can help promote projects, encourage networking, and bring together like-minded people to bolster existing projects and create new ones.
Transition, sustainability and resilience...
Transition Newcastle is based on The Transition Town model, which is a global, grassroots phenomenon driven by the twin challenges of Climate Change and Peak Oil. Instead of focusing on what we don’t want, the key to the Transition Town model is the focus of creating positive visions and projects to create a truly sustainable and resilient society – a society which satisfies the needs of the present generation without compromising the capacity of future generations, a resilient society that can function and develop despite any challenged to the system it relies upon.
For an inspirational and very good introduction and overview of the Transition model, see the Transition Network webpage, read the Transition Handbook (available from The Commons library) or watch the In Transition 2.0 movie .
If you are interested in receiving more information or becoming more involved please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The video below explains not only our logo, but what we hope to achieve: a strong, united community, made up of people from all walks of life, working together.