Transition in Bristol

A City-Wide Movement

Transition Bristol is a volunteer-led initiative and part of the worldwide Transition Movement. It acts in support of city-level resilience projects in Bristol.

The Transition idea is that our biggest asset is ourselves - the skills knowledge creativity & experience within our own communities. 

The Transition idea underpins many projects that are already strengthening local resilience.

Decreasing our use of fossil fuels is not negotiable. We have a choice - to make this shift in a way that builds community.

"Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining"

Anne Lamott

The Transition process is constantly evolving, as more of us take up the challenge and run with it, flexibly adapting to the situations around us. The work of “unleashing the collective genius” of the city will always be 'work in progress'.

The BIG EVENT in Nov 2007 -the culmination of a year-long programme by Transition Bristol

Transition Bristol’s Roots

 Transition Bristol was originated by Sarah Pugh and others in January 2007. The organisation was formally registered in June 2007 as a Limited Liability Company Registered by Guarantee.

After ten years, and successful incubation of numerous themed projects (see Timeline), the Limited Liability Company was replaced in January 2017 with a simple Community Association.

The Constitution is here. The current volunteers are Chris Bettles, Katie Dick, Zoë Moyden, Jane Stott, Angela Raffle, Jeremy Le Févre & Kristin Sponsler, with new volunteers always in the offing. The Transition Movement in Bristol comprises the many people who have been and still are involved in Transition-related actions in the City.

Transition Activity in Bristol

The Transition Movement is a global coming together of communities to reimagine and rebuild our world working towards a healthier, happier, socially just, future within planetary bounds. The movement is emerging across the city in many ways

U.LAb Bristol 2016

Keep Yourself Posted

Sign up for our occasional Transition Bristol newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events of Transition related activity in the City.

Or for what's bubbling visit our vibrant Facebook Group.

Transition Bristol.
A city-wide, peer-led, community-driven,
movement with many manifestations.