About Us

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Transition is a movement of communities coming together to prepare for change. It has been growing since 2005.  Locally, nationally and internationally it is about communities stepping up to address the challenges they face and transition to a low energy and more sustainable future. How we achieve that future is in our hands.

We are seeing the effects of climate change all around us: more wildfires, more storms, retreating sea ice and glaciers, rising sea levels. Plus our consumption of resources is stripping the world bare, and our toxic wastes are poisoning what is left. Yet despite this, our use of fossil fuels is not falling fast enough, even though the supply of oil is at the peak and will soon decline.

Transition Town initiatives are local communities who are attempting to minimise the effects of peak oil and climate change.  In 2009, Transition Bournemouth was created to promote the preparation for change to the local community so that we can sustain where we live and thrive during the next few decades.

Since becoming a charity in May 2019, Transition Bournemouth, run by Trustees and a group of dedicated volunteers, has continued to act upon our guiding principles through the suite of projects we offer in the BH area. Since moving our monthly meetings online we have been able to chat with more people than before and start some great conversations around subjects that are in line our aims and objectives.

Since March of 2020 we have had to work around the well-known and much-lamented challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to all of us. As our projects are all public facing, we had to pause them until safe to resume. In the meantime, plans are being made for how we will return with our strongest line-up of activities ever as we continue to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment and the prudent use of natural resources for the benefit of the public of Bournemouth and environs.

Transition Bournemouth helps bring people together and tries to create a better, more sustainable, resilient and environmentally friendly place for us all to live.  Our vision is to help steer Bournemouth to a sustainable, low-carbon future where our community and wildlife thrives without costing the earth.