What is Transition Town Sturminster Newton?

  • Do you care about the environment, local food sources, renewable energy, sociability or the community?
  • Do you want to make a difference to the way we live our lives now?
  • Then take a look at the transition movement.
  • Started in Totnes 10 years ago, it is now growing both here in the UK and many other countries throughout the world.
  • Transition means an adjustment in the way we live to reflect the changes that will inevitably happen as energy costs rise.
  • Not just the cost to us of fuel but the effects it has on the planet and all our enviroments.
  • Transition Town Sturminster Newton is here for the people of this part of Dorset to join and be a part of.
  • To allow your own personal objectives and thought become a part of the group’s overall thinking and motivation.
  • We’d love to hear from you!
  • Contact us at stur.transitiontown1@googlemail.com

One response to “About

  1. Hi,

    My name is Nick Osborne and I am involved in Transition Glastonbury and am also a Transition trainer. I am writing this message here as it is the only way that I can find to make contact with your initiative and am sending it to all 11 of the initiatives in Dorset that I have found on the web site.

    I am writing because I am working on a sustainable education project for Dorset Adult Learning on behalf of the Learning & Skills Improvement Service. It is about providing training opportunities for people involved in sustainability work in Dorset. This could be a great opportunity to get some funded training for what you and/or your Transition initiative is already doing or wanting to do!

    This program has two types of opportunity:

    1- There are a few opportunities for people to become ‘Community Sustainability Champions’ in Dorset. These opportunities will provide people with induction, training & support to become more effective in their sustainability work. Probably many Transition initiatives have many informal Community Sustainability Champions and it would be good to get some of them recognised as such and supported.

    2- There may be opportunities for general training events in Dorset for people doing sustainability work. This could be for any reskilling, presentation skills for doing Transition Talks, how to run effective groups etc.

    Please do forward this onto your Transition contacts in Dorset and do contact me if you think this may be of use to you or your group.

    Unfortunately I have only recently found of the need to ask this of Transition initiatives, and it needs to happen quickly; things need to be organised by the end of March, so please do get back to me as soon as you can. So apologies for short notice.

    Best Wishes,


    Nick Osborne
    Trainer & Consultant

    07769 593109
    skype: nicksosborne


    It is easy to fool ourselves that if we simply work harder doing what we have always done, then we will overcome the credit crisis, the end of cheap oil and climate change. The truth however, is that this simply does not work. Tough times call for different approaches- learn to respond to change differently with a creative Response-Ability.

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