Transition Southampton believes in a positive, sustainable, community imagined future. We work with local communities, organisations and local governments to create positive, sustainable, community-based solutions that tackle climate change and energy scarcity. We are part of the international Transition Network, and have a range of active and past projects across food, energy, waste, transport and the built environment. Our popular Sustainable Living Guide was about to go to press when lockdown hit! So we have put an edited version of the proposed text on this site here. D have a look and let us know of any errors or omissions, as we’d like to print a new version in 2022.
We’ve run various projects and events over the years from Repair Cafes to Open Homes Weekends and Composting projects. Check out the full list here and get in touch if there’s an idea you would like support with. Our new project Planting Native Plants (PNP) is now up and running.
Repair Cafe and Bike Repairs
Repair Cafes are now up and running successfully, with the next at St Denys on 15th January and Freemantle on 5th February and 5th March (all10.30-13.00). Both Repair cafes will run with social distancing in place and we ask you to wear a mask please. Booking not necessary. We welcome cash donations as we can’t take cards.
For future Totton Repair Cafe events see their facebook page.
For more on Southampton Repair Cafe see our blog.
BIKE REPAIRS – Bike Kitchen up and running
Our Bike KItchen has reopened on Weds evenings 7-9pm at The Hub Cycleworks, Shirley Rd. See their site for more details.
Blog: From Gas Boiler to Air Source Heat Pump
If you’re curious about what’s involved in converting from a gas boiler to an Air Source Heat Pump, check out this fantastic write-up from one of our new contributors Richard.
Local Options for Festive Shopping Around Southampton
We’ve put together a list of options for festive gifts that can help us support our local economy and reduce the environmental impact of our giving. Check out the list here and let us know if we’ve missed anything!
Imagine 2030 using the Transition Time Machine
See what people saw in 2030 when they travelled into the future. A full write-up is available on our Blog.
Planting Native Plants
This scheme is now up and running, allowing you to buy native trees and shrubs at discounted prices, with the aim of supporting more wildlife in our gardens. See our Planting Native Plants (PNP) for more details and to order.
Meanwhile our green gardening consultancy program continues for those within walking distance of Portswood. Feedback from recipients has been uniformly positive – why not see if our volunteer ecologist’s advice could help your garden support wildlife. Our retro-fit “rat proof composting” research also continues. If you have rats in the garden and are interested in trialling a rat-proof bin or compost collar or live within walking distance of Portswood and would like a wildlife garden consultation see our Green Gardening Consultancy page.
Your 2020 Survey Results
Imaginative, Inclusive and Inspiring. Here is how people responded when we asked 3 simple questions to help shape our year ahead.
Join a Southampton Group
If you’re looking to get involved with a local group there any many amazing environmental organisations around the city, some are listed here.