Transition Loughborough is a community driven movement aimed at reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and promoting local infrastructure in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Loughborough is a small market town in the English Midlands, but has a large University on its western side.
Transition Towns are springing up all over the world as a response to the prospect of reducing oil production, increasing energy prices, the demands for more sustainable and eco-friendly production systems, and consumer driven waste reduction. Whilst the Transition movement shares common basic goals, the actual priorities, goals and means to achieve them are driven purely be the desires of the local population. Rob Hopkins, one of the founders of the Transition Towns movement, explains more about the reasoning behind Transition in this TED Talk video.
So if you live in Loughborough and want a say in how the town can respond to the challenges facing all of us, please get involved!