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 (except January), with the next session on 6th December, 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.
Our fruit tree bulk buy project is back for a fifth year offering people in Southampton and the New Forest the chance to get their hands on some bargain priced fruit trees and bushes. This year we have the following varieties available:
Apple trees (1yr old) - Black Dabinet, Pitmaston Pineapple, Saturn. £8 each
Stella cherry trees (2yrs old) - £10 each
Rivers early prolific plum trees (2yrs old) - £10 each
Raspberry canes - 10 canes for £9
Rhubarb crowns (Timperley early) - £3 each
Our very helpful supplier, Adam's Apples has lots of information on fruit trees and varieties on their website: www.adamsappletrees.co.uk.
Our TREEmendous project buys fruit trees in bulk at a reduced price and passes on the saving to local residents and community groups. In the past four years, over 350 fruit trees and fruit bushes have been planted in the Southampton and New Forest area through this bulk buy scheme and many trees were donated to local schools and community spaces. The project aims to create more local food in Southampton and create a virtual orchard across the city.