What does Transition Buxton do? The short answer is that we do everything and anything that we can that will strengthen our ability to adapt and live sustainably. The Transition Towns movement is based on taking positive action, not just to reduce our carbon footprint, but also to provide resilience to external events and build a better community through sharing resources, skills, and friendship.
Over the years our commitment to a positive future has seen Transition Buxton do all sorts of things including:
- showing topical films
- hosting expert guest speakers
- building Connie Consumasaurus (our totally rubbish dinosaur)
- running workshops for both adults and children (build-your-own-dinosaur is particularly popular!)
- commissioning a shadow puppet production
- establishing the Serpentine Community Farm (now a standalone entity with big plans)
- planting a Dispersed Community Orchard
- organising a seminar on Alternative Economics
- undertaking the Buxton Economic Resilience Study
- organising the Buxton to Matlock Rail Enquiry
- running lessons and workshops at local school
- numerous stalls, plant swaps, swishes, games, and outings
At present our biggest project is the proposed Waterswallows Floating Solar Array. We are grateful to WRAP for a grant to fund a professional feasibility study into the technical and economic viability of the scheme.
Our activities are entirely led and delivered by our members as part of their voluntary personal and collective commitment to building a positive future together. What we can achieve is only limited by the time and skills people are willing and able to contribute, and by our imaginations. Members and supporters can muck in a little here and there, take on an ongoing role, or join a team do deliver a specific project.
If you would like to get involved in a project, offer your skills, consider an ongoing role, or propose a new activity we would love to hear from you. You can email us via the website or come along to one of our monthly meetings (see Calendar).