About Transition Marlborough
Transition Marlborough aims to protect our town and the surrounding area from the rising costs of food, energy and transport which are being driven by the global challenges of depleting fossil fuel resources, climate change, and the resultant economic and environmental impacts.
Use the main menus above to find out more about the individual Transition Groups (Energy, Food, Transport, Recycling, Climate and Permaculture) and the projects they have started - the 'About us' menus will also show you how you can get involved.
We believe that by promoting community driven projects in renewable energy, food sovereignty, sustainable transport and recycling in all its forms, and as part of the overall Transition Movement we are contributing to the two critical issues of peak oil and climate change. Our approach to addressing these issues is underpinned by the permaculture philosophy and ethics. We believe that the transition to a more resilient and happy life cannot happen without reducing inequality in our society.
By finding sustainable local solutions, we aim to help make the Marlborough area a more positive and rewarding place to live, work and visit, and contribute to creating a more sustainable future for everyone.
We were very pleased by the further boost given to our activities when Marlborough Town Council joined the Transition movement at the October 2011 full town council meeting.
To understand some of the issues we all face, watch this straightforward explanation of Climate Change: the heat from human emissions is roughly equal to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day. Historically, every time carbon dioxide levels increase in Earth's atmosphere, the average surface temperature increases, ice melts, and the seas rise: