Transition Town Wellington

Faced with the climate and ecological crisis, ordinary people from all walks of life are coming together to build a better future by starting local. Here in Somerset, in the southwest of England, we’re working together to create a different world for our children and theirs.

Transition is all about working focusing on the positive, about joining hands with others to achieve much more than any of us could do alone. We are hopeful and optimistic – but also really down-to-earth! “Hope with its sleeves rolled up” is one of our mottos.

If we wait for the government it maybe too late. If we act as individuals, it will be too little, but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.

  • Wellington is transitioning…..
    Reimagine our town, what would you like it to be?

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  • What if…. We could increase biodiversity and surround ourselves with nature…

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  • What if… We could build communities that work and grow together

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  • What if… We could plant food forests to help feed ourselves

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  • What if… We could increase biodiversity in our local spaces and gardens

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  • What if… We could map, track and measure wildlife

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  • What if… We could create meadows full of wildflowers and insects

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  • What if… We managed the land around us for the benefit of the people and the planet

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  • What if… We could create new ponds and wetlands

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  • Together we can…. Reimagine our town

    Fox's Field

TTW stands for Transition Town Wellington. The word Transition means the transition from where we are now, to a society not dependant on fossil fuels, for the sake of the climate and environment. We are part of an international movement of local volunteer groups, which started in Totnes in 2006, our group forming in 2008. To get this transition to a better world we would love to see more public transport, more walking and cycling and fewer cars, or perhaps more car sharing or hiring. We’d like to see fewer material goods bought and thrown away and more that are made to last and to be repaired. We’d like to have a more linked up community with people sharing, helping and learning from each other, some of the common skills that have been lost over the last 100 years. We’d like to see our food grown with more care for the environment, not shipped from miles away and wrapped in plastic. We’d love to see more community owned renewable energy. But we are a group who like to do things, and despite the dreams of a better world, there are certain things that we have more ability to change than others. Our group does things based on the interests of the people of which it is made up. We have a successful repair cafe, a book club, an arts and crafts group. We write articles both for newspapers and Facebook, put on talks and field trips and try to spread the word on environmental issues. It’s the Sustainable Food Group and the Wildlife Group that have come together to manage areas of public land in Wellington.