…to have fun and show our pride in Peterborough “Peterborough in Transition has helped me meet all sorts of amazing people who really care about their city. I’m only one person but together I feel like we can do great things in Peterborough.” Sophie, Bretton
…for a fairer world and to give us hope “Becoming involved with Transition increases hope and helps me believe local people can make positive change on global issues. It’s fun as well. Bringing our way of life into harmony with our environment is the common cause of our age and perhaps the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced.” Rich, Millfield
…because of peak oil and climate change I am involved in Transition because I need to learn about how we are destroying our planet … and how I can help to stop the destruction.” Mark, Olive Branch Garden, Dogsthorpe
…because of fear and uncertainty “The more I learnt about peak oil, climate change and the global economy, the more isolated and helpless I felt. Transition has given me hope for my future and for the future of my children. I have found some acceptance of the situation the planet and humanity is in and I am focusing on solutions rather than problems – and making friends, learning skills and having fun along the way…” Lauren, Orton Brimbles
…to learn and share skills “I’d like to see a revival of people eating and growing local food and for people to make their own food using natural ingredients.” Alun, Werrington
…to feel connected and build a supportive and inclusive community “I’m involved with Transition because I think there’s a better way to live than relying on other companies to provide stuff for me. For me it’s about moving away from globalisation and towards localisation, which includes connecting with my community.” Julia, New England
…to shape our future and our local area – to DO and not just talk “Genuine solutions [to environmental and social issues] have to come from grass-roots change … there is a better way of living without the materialistic obsession driving many societies around the globe.” Bob, Wisbech
To help share our expertise and advice we will be launching a 'library' from this weekend. From permaculture, to ethical consumption, to being more sustainable in your everyday life.
A massive thank you to those that have dropped off some books and magazines to get us started.
We're next and are getting really excited. Come and join us on 5th June. ...
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who came along to our litter picking and planting events over the weekend!
This weekend we picked 14 bags of litter and replanted another flower bed as part of our Growing Communities Project.
Our next session is planned for Tuesday 5th June, 10am-4pm, when we'll be replanting two raised beds on Cromwell Road, between Link Road and Cobden Avenue. We hope to see you there! All equipment provided.
To find out more about our the work we're doing to transform and enhance green spaces in the Gladstone area visit: www.pect.org.uk/projects/growing-communities/ 🌷