Transition in Bristol

A City-Wide Movement

Transition Bristol is a volunteer-led initiative that acts as a support and enabler for city-level resilience projects in Bristol.

We’re not offering the solution – rather we believe that there are many solutions and that the skills, knowledge, creativity & experience of the community is where they can be found. 

We want to see Bristol’s transition from an energy dependent system to a locally resilient, sustainable, productive and vibrant city.

We think decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels could be an opportunity to create a better standard of living than we have now, where community is more important than consuming.

"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. There is more work to do before we can truly “unleash the collective genius” of the whole of Bristol.

The BIG EVENT in Nov 2007 was 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 Angela Raffle, Chris Richards, Jeremy Le Fevre & Kristin Sponsler, with new volunteers always in the offing. A wide circle of 'Transition Bristol Eldership' supports the volunteer team.

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.