We face huge challenges but what can we do about them? What alternatives do we have to leaving it all to the ‘powers that be’?
Our group’s purpose is ‘a happy, healthy Walthamstow, where through working together as a community we can reduce our energy use and increase our resilience’.
The Transition approach is about forging a positive future that inspires, instead of dwelling on problems – harnessing hope instead of fear. By developing a constructive response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and economic contraction, we can help create a vibrant and sustainable future for local people.
In Walthamstow we aim to
- support local organisations that encourage the development of more resilient communities,
- help local people gain low carbon and low energy living skills, reduce their living costs, and enjoy the benefits of better connectedness with their community, and
- run projects which demonstrate the potential for Walthamstow to reduce its planetary impact.
So whether you are passionate about local food production, a better street environment, improved home energy efficiency, a healthier local economy, or have further ideas, we are the people to see and talk to. Some of our established and emerging projects are listed here.
We meet at 8pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH (Hoe St & Bakers Avenue junction). More information about our events here.
Hornbeam Centre map: http://g.co/maps/ty88q
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A bit of history
Transition Waltham Forest (TWF) started in Autumn 2008, and set out to host public discussion & show films about climate change & peak oil, and stimulate the establishment of Transition Initiatives on the borough. In consequence Transition Leytonstone formed in September 2009.
After 18 months of activity TWF went into hibernation, as most of the active participants migrated to other projects (including Transition Leytonstone). It may spring back into life once we have a couple more transition initiatives in the borough and there’s a need for better communication between them.
The first meeting of Transition Walthamstow was on 21st October 2011.