We are one of many local Transition groups throughout the UK and across the world who are concerned about the local impact of climate change and peak oil. We seek local solutions, often working with other local groups and our local Councils.
Like many Transition Groups we have attracted a wide range of people with an equally wide range of skills and interests. Some people like to come along to meetings and discuss strategy and plans for the future, other people like to get stuck in to practical projects where they can see they are making a difference. There is room for everyone in the Transition movement. These are a few of our projects:
Food and growing projects
The Community Orchard has been planted on an area of ground known as Two River Meadow, between the A40 and the Rivers Wye and Monnow. The hard work and dedication of a committed group of volunteers has resulted in a real community asset on an area of land that had been neglected and relatively little used by townspeople. The orchard operates on “Incredible Edible” principles + the produce is available to all. We are also creating an Incredible Edible Herb Garden near the Bus Station. Swap Shops for seeds, plants + produce, together with tools from Tools for Self Reliance events are held periodically in partnership with other groups who share our ideals. See our website for dates.
The big green monmouth shopper was one of our first projects, and aimed to reduce the numbers of plastic bags used by shoppers in Monmouth. Others have followed our lead + reusable bags of many types are now widely available.
We need more low carbon energy generation, and have helped Bridges Community Centre to install an array of PV panels on their roof, part funded through local community investments. The installation was undertaken by our local community interest energy company Gwent Energy. Have a look at our facebook page for a live link to see how much electricity they are producing.
Our regular meetings usually take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month at The Punch House, Agincourt Square Monmouth 7.30pm – see our website for details
Contact details: Get involved by emailing Vivien Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org