Why Transition?


Our lives depend on the abundance of oil and other fossil fuels: for travel, heating, manufacturing and food production. As demand for oil starts to outstrip supply (‘peak oil’) we are seeing significant impacts on our day-to-day life.

Fossil fuel use is also causing changes to our climate that disrupt natural systems and human livelihoods around the world, as well as here in Stroud.


“Climate change makes reducing our use of fossil fuels essential;

peak oil makes it inevitable”



An alternative way….


If we plan and act together we can create a way of living that’s more connected and more vibrant than the oil-addicted treadmill we find ourselves on today.


Transition is about re-creating our future based on localised food, sustainable energy, local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.



wind_turbines_300In the face of economic turmoil, localising production and consumption will be good for jobs and quality of life as well as reducing our vulnerability to oil prices and the impacts of climate change.