Q: Why should we care?
A: Because climate change and depleting resources will make our lives increasingly difficult …
unless we start to change the way we live now.

The idea of Transition is for people to work together with others on projects that will help the community to thrive even as we adapt to cope with fluctuating energy prices and climate change.

Anyone who lives or works in Buxton and the surrounding catchment area can be a member of Transition Buxton CIC – the Application form is here. We are happy to accept donations from members and  supporters, see the Funding and Donations page for more information.

We have groups working on a range of projects – a community orchard, a floating solar array, a home energy scheme, producing more food locally, encouraging better use of public transport and cycling – browse our site to find out more.

For more information about why we need to do this, check out the Oil Dependency and Climate Change pages.

Please can you all help sign and promote this petition by a new Derbyshire Climate Coalition (comprised of groups from every district in the county) to get the County and district councils to declare a climate emergency (ie develop an action plan to cut carbon emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement).  You can read about Transition Buxton’s thoughts on this by clicking this link.

To sign the petition click the link below:

Climate Emergency and Derbyshire Councils

We are hoping to get either a county councillor to propose a motion or enough signatures (7,500) to trigger a motion debate in the full council.
Over 40 councils across England have already done this or are in the process of doing this.  https://climateemergency.uk/

Transition Buxton director, Derek Bodey recently gave a talk on becoming plastics free.

He has split his presentation into two parts which you can download here:

The Serpentine Community Farm – We won!

The Council were wanting to relocate the farm so they could apply to build houses on the land.  Now The Council have withdrawn their plans for sell off, and given lease whilst we discuss the long-term future.

Three years ago this land was derelict.  Since then, volunteers have brought this disused Council plant nursery in the heart of Buxton back to life. They have grand designs for its future. They already demonstrate good horticultural practice, develop skills and confidence, offer a therapeutic setting for people of all ages and abilities, grow produce, provide education and training, and organise events accessible for all.

What’s Going On?

For information on what is happening see our Events Calendar.

Regular Events

Green Drinks from 8pm 17th of every month in the Sun Inn. A sociable get together to chat about all things sustainable and environmental.

Members Meeting 7:30pm 2nd Tuesday of every month at Pooles Cavern. Regular meeting to help plan our activities.