Transition Southampton aims to inspire a happier, healthier and greener Southampton.
We are committed to working with local communities, organisations and local government to help develop positive solutions that meet the imminent challenges of fossil fuel scarcity (‘Peak Oil’) and Climate Change. Above all, Transition Southampton has a positive vision of a resilient and sustainable future beyond the age of abundant fossil fuel energy.
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The Southampton Repair cafe is now live! Open on the first Saturday of every month, with the next session on 1st November, the repair cafe aims to keep every day items away from landfill as well as giving people the opportunity to learn new skills. Learn more here...
Transition Southampton have recently agreed to work in partnership with easyCar Club, a car share scheme that offers an alternative to private car ownership.
easyCar Club is different from other car rental schemes in that it is about individuals renting out their own car to their neighbours or hiring their neighbours’ car for specific journeys - ultimately reducing the number of privately owned cars and thus car manufacturing.
Renting can be on an ad hoc basis with owners setting times and prices and choosing whether to accept or decline each rental requests. easyCar Club provide the insurance for your car when you are renting it out (so your no claims discount is not affected) and provide 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance through the RAC.
easyCar Club have agreed to make a donation to Transition Southampton for anyone who signs up their car as an Owner member before 30th September 2014 and we will use the donations to support local businesses such as October books who are trying to do things differently. easyCar Club is free to join and there are no membership fees.
If you have a car that would like to sign up please do so using our special link: https://carclub.easycar.com/SignUpOwner/Stage1?areaId=southtrans or by entering the promotion code “southtrans” on the sign-up form.
This looks like a good film night for any keen cyclists!
Where: Harbour Lights Cinema
When: 6:30pm, Thursday 25th September
Green Open Doors is an opportunity for anybody interested in saving energy to see sustainable technologies (insulation, solar, heat pumps, wood fuel etc.) in action and speak to the homeowners who enjoy their benefits.
The event, organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest Transition, sees eleven properties opening their doors throughout the weekend of 4 and 5 October. The properties offer visitors the chance to find out more about a range of energy saving measures, including:
- Solar panels
- Heat pumps
- Energy efficient lighting
- Wood burning stoves
- Rainwater harvesting
Entry to all houses is free and no booking is required, with homeowners on hand to answer any questions on the pros and cons of their property’s environmentally friendly features.
To see a map of the properties, opening times and details of each one, visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/greenopendoors.
For those looking for a preview of some of the properties in this year’s event, there is a new series of videos showing interviews with some of the home owners and an insight into the most effective energy saving measures at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/greenvideos.