About Us

Do you want to see a better future for us, our children and our grandchildren?

Are you concerned about:

Climate change

Pollution

Peak oil

Ocean acidification

Species extinction

Financial instability

You are in good company.

People across Basingstoke have come together to form Basingstoke Transition. We support community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of fossil fuels; and building local resilience and well-being.

We have been working on the issues we think are most relevant to Basingstoke’s Transition. Nine key themes emerged and each aims to improve the way we live in the Borough. These themes are:

  • Making better use of all our local resources – people, materials and food.
  • Reducing consumption of “stuff” and reducing waste through increased re-use and recycling.
  • Encouraging local production of Renewable Energy.
  • Reducing our Carbon Emissions.
  • Protecting our bio-diversity.
  • Cleaning up the River Loddon.
  • Dealing with Fuel Poverty.
  • Building Sustainable Housing for our children.
  • Promoting wiser Council Investment of our money.

Basingstoke Transition Network is helping our community to move towards a post fossil fuel economy where we rely more on locally produced goods and services (especially energy). We provide reliable advice from trusted sources on issues as wide as renewable energy and growing our own food to building a strong, resilient local economy. They are raising awareness of the benefits of using renewable energy, local produce and local skills for our local community.

If you think what we are doing is the way forward then contact us now. See you soon.

One thought on “About Us

  1. Sheila Peacock

    Just wrote the following to the Gazette (22/2/2014):

    Dear Sir,

    I am pleased that the Gazette has taken up the
    campaign to improve Basingstoke & Deane
    recycling rates. Your pressing Cllr. Donnell
    on how he is going to improve the Borough’s
    abysmal record is a welcome action of a
    community-minded newspaper.

    The parts of his reply emphasising glass and
    electrical item recycling are also welcome. He was
    coy about targets, though: couldn’t he commit to
    a hard target? Or, even better, a target of 6%
    reduction in the total amount of waste produced
    per person in the Borough by year-end (3% by the
    Green Week in September), whether or not it is recycled?
    ALL waste, except garden waste, comes from
    consuming things, and if we reduce the amount
    of unnecessary things we consume, we will
    produce less waste – e.g. buy large packs/bottles not
    small to reduce packaging; buy loose fruit not
    trays or cartons; mend clothes and get shoes repaired;
    refill your bottle and drink water not fancy low-cal drinks.
    Even recycling costs more in Earth resources
    like CO2 than not using the stuff in the first place.

    Yours sincerely,
    Sheila Peacock.

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