Transition Exeter

Transition Exeter is a local response to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship, and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Our aims are to:

  • Increase the quality of life in Exeter, aiming for a healthier, happier and more empowered community
  • Reduce our negative impacts on the environment
  • Reduce the negative impacts on us of climate change

Transform your textiles

Recycle Devon has just launched a new series of free workshops all about repairing and repurposing clothes and household textiles. The web page is here

Rites of Passage

Rites

Exhibition of entries to the Exeter Pound Design Competition

Autumn 2015 will see the launch of Exeter’s own local currency, the sterling-backed Exeter Pound. The £1, £5, £10, £15 and £20 notes will bear designs reflecting Exeter’s unique history, culture, sporting achievements, environment and buildings and assets in science and technology. Entries to the public design competition for the notes can be seen at

The Devon Convergence for New Local Economies

There was an unusual dynamism and excitement about this day, bringing together people working for new and better local economies in Devon. The working group of Transitioners, social enterprise and community activists that brought it together wanted participants to meet each other, have fun, and take away a deep understanding that the economy is about human wellbeing, not abstruse and inhuman theories; and to feel inspired and empowered to do something about it.

Community Composting

It's not that difficult according to Nicky Scott (google him for videos, resources etc) who spoke at our meeting in February. It just needs a few people, some space near the street or flats concerned, and ideally a link with a community garden or place that can use the compost.  Local councillors can often provide start up funds.

EU - US Trade Deal - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU and the US poses a great threat to sustainability and much else. It will increase our dependence on fossil fuels, put big barriers in the way of localization and local authorities trying to promote this, and result in job losses in the EU which could reach 1 million.

A New Vision for Transport in Exeter

October's open meeting hosted by Transition Exeter's transport group proved to be positive and a worthwhile event with some useful contacts made. Chaired by Martyn Goss, the meeting started with a questionnaire for the audience on their transport habits and issues.

Dear friends

Transition Exeter has achieved a great deal over the last few years – generating projects on food, energy and most recently, a local currency, holding public information meetings, conversations with Exeter City Council about transport plans, city growth, housing, and energy, and supporting anticonsumerist groups and skill sharing for low carbon lifestyles. There are also activities for families, in the Green Walks and Wildlife Watch sessions.

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