Are you concerned about climate change but unsure what to do about it? Do you like the idea of growing your own food or generating your own energy? Do you prefer vibrant local communities to dormitory villages?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Transition movement might just be for you. Many of our most pressing problems can be solved by people taking small steps together – and having fun doing it. Like many other similar groups around the country, that’s exactly what we’re doing. And we’d like you to join us.

We call ourselves Transition Athelney. Transition North Curry, Stoke St Gregory, Lyng and Burrowbridge would be just too long. If you live nearby and would like to know more about us or get involved, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at transitionathelneyemail@gmail.com.

What do Transition groups do?

Transition groups aim to contribute to the development of strong local communities and economies. We tend to focus on local food production, community renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and transport. That’s where we can have the greatest impact because:

  • Food production and consumption account for 18% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Domestic energy consumption makes up 30.7% of the UK’s total.
  • Road transport is responsible for almost 28% of UK energy consumption, 53% of which is down to cars. 

At Transition Athelney we make apple juice from local apples and sell it, we grow our own food and hope to encourage others to do the same, and we are involved in a community renewable energy scheme. We organise events, we seek to come up with activities that will inspire people, and we collaborate with like-minded groups. We’d like to do more. And we’d welcome your help and ideas

Email us at transitionathelneyemail@gmail.com to join our mailing list or if you'd like more information.

Take a look at our Facebook page for more information on our recent activities. Just google Transition Athelney Facebook or go to Facebook and enter Transition Athelney in the search box.