Transition Stroud is a dynamic group of volunteers who are supporting the local community to strengthen its’ local economy, reduce the cost of living and prepare for a future with less oil and a changing climate. Anyone can be involved.  Everyone is needed. We began in 2006, and are one of over 1000 similar initiatives around the world developing practical answers to the question – “How can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil and Climate Change?”


What is Transition Stroud up to at the moment?

We run several regular events. From November 2015-May 2016 we have a monthly film and discussion series on Sunday nights from 7pm at the Lansdown Hall. Each of these events is followed one week later by a meeting of our Book Group at the Black Book Cafe on Nelson St, from 12noon-2pm.

We also run regular ‘SkillsGain’ courses – workshops on a variety of relevant topics from composting to ethical consumerism, ecological footprinting to using twitter. The next sessions are “How Can We Buy Ethically?” on Thursday 19th November, and “Learn to Make Marmalade” on Sunday 17th or Sunday 24th January.

We organise through a monthly ‘council’ meeting, and through ‘working groups’ devoted to specific topics, like our Textile Group – which meets monthly to share skills and upcycle garments. Finally, we also run annual events – like Open Eco-renovated Homes weekendEdible Open Gardens, and Potato Day (when we celebrate the humble spud and sell different varieties of seed potato to encourage people to grow their own).

Find out more about us in our short film:

“A future without oil could be better than the present if we use our imagination and think creatively.” – Rob Hopkins