Who we are

This is the web site for Teign Estuary Transition: a local initiative to help communities around the Teign Estuary explore collaborative ways to move towards a low energy, sustainable future.

It has been started by an enthusiastic group of local people who are concerned about the twin challenges of diminishing oil and gas supplies, known as ‘Peak Oil’, and climate change. We believe that these challenges offer opportunities for a step-by-step ‘transition’ to a sustainable future.

Have a look at the About us page and other links in the menu at the top or in the left margin for further information about Teign Estuary Transition, our subgroups, and the Transition Movement.

You can see all our latest news below, or go to any of the categories under News in the left-hand margin for the latest information on specific activities.

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Transition Network Conference 2015 – Sept 18th – 20th at Seal-Hayne

TRANSITION NETWORK CONFERENCE 2015

SEPTEMBER 18th – 20th

SEALE-HAYNE, NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON

The Transition Conference is back! After a 2 year gap since their last event at Battersea Arts Centre, the 2015 gathering will bring together delegates from across the worldwide Transition Movement, bridging National Hubs with local Initiatives and celebrating the wonderful achievements and work that have been occurring since we began this journey back in 2006. They’re delighted to be returning to the home of their 2010 Conference, the beautiful Seale-Hayne in Devon.

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Clothes Swap – Spring 2015

New season – new clothes!
Swap clothes you no longer wear for clothes you want to wear

Saturday 11th April 2015  12 noon – 3.30 pm

TAAG Northumberland Place

Admission: £1.50 plus at least one item of good condition clothing to swap
You will receive 1 ticket for each item of clothing
No socks, shoes or underwear please

Drop off 10.00 – 11.30 am
Swap 12.00 – 3.30 pm
Refreshments available

How the Clothes Swap works

Drop clothes (at TAAG) on Saturday 11th April between 10.00 – 11.30 am. You will receive 1 ticket for each item of clothing.

Swap clothes (at TAAG) between 12noon to 3.30pm

Extra tickets £1

Further details about the clothes swap at:
Web: teigntransition.org.uk
Email: info@teigntransition.org.uk

Tel:  Fran 078120 13488

Earth Hour 2015

This year we are having a candle lit supper and live music by Robin Brown and friends over in TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth.

Do join us if you can.

Cost – £5 waged, £3 low/ unwaged.

After Earth Hour we will be holding the Teign Estuary Transition AGM – please stay and get involved with us, or share your stories of Transition,

Mike

Earth-Hour-2015

Climate Week is this week

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.

Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society.

Each year, half a million people attend 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion.

http://www.climateweek.com/

Transition Town: The Musical!

This is the working title for a sparkling new musical to be written by poet Matt Harvey and composer Thomas Hewitt Jones. The plan is to weave a witty, warm-hearted tale of dreamers and do-ers addressing the practical, emotional and philosophical questions thrown up by climate change and oil dependency. The premiere of the final show is planned for July 2016 and then a license will be available for other groups to perform the show.

We want to bring as many people into this project as possible, so crowdfunding was an obvious choice” said Chloe Uden who conceived the project.

Over the past 10 years of working in the sustainable energy sector, I’ve seen how the arts can provide a space to deal with the emotional and human side of the story.”

Find out more and support their appeal on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/862794604/transition-town-the-musical

Parks and Green Spaces survey 2014

Teignbridge District Council are running their annual survey on parks and green spaces (including Eastcliff Park where we have our Community Garden).

If you want to take the opportunity to give your views – go to: http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/liveconsultations

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