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Welcome to Transition Belper
 
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We are a group of local people who, as part of a growing "Transition" network made up of towns and cities all over the world, are exploring how we can increase our community's ability to withstand the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change. Our activities are all aimed at making the market town of Belper a more sustainable place for us all to live, work and play, and at the same time reducing our impact on the planet and our individual and community carbon footprint.

Transition Belper is made up of people from all ages and backgrounds. It is not a political group, or a campaigning group. What brings us together is a shared desire for action for the benefit of our local community and our planet.

So instead of worrying about the future of the planet, join us!

See the 'notice board' for our next meeting and 'Green Drinks' social events or join our mailing list by clicking on the envelope icon top right.

Belper Station Crew get stuck in


A lot of work has been done over the past two years. Most of the plants we put in are thriving – amazingly, they have survived all the cold, wet and drought periods. Over the next few months we will continue to develop the original concept and design.
We are growing a sustainable garden to be enjoyed by local residents and commuters as well as visitors to Belper – a garden which encourages insect pollinators, birds and butterflies …..
We want to create an area of biodiversity in the centre of our town which is attractive throughout the year and encourage even more people to use the train.  Perennial flowers, shrubs, small trees and native wild species, which are visually (and aromatically) varied, will provide a habitat for many more species of wildlife.

If you would like get involved or see more pictures of the Station Crew progress please click here.


  You're welcome at Travel and Transport
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We are hoping to enable people in Belper to travel more sustainably, which will bring positive benefits to our health, our money and the environment. Follow this link for futher details.


Free Newsletter Signup
We currently have over 670 supporters receiving our monthly newsletter and keeping up-to-date with everything about Transition Belper.
If you would like to subscribe please click on the envelope (above the notice board top right) and add your details, or press this link.


advyce logoThree Transition Belper Core Group members and Trustees have formed an Industrial and Provident Society - a co-op - called Amber and Derwent Valley Community Energy (ADVyCE) Limited. See the ADVyCE page for more details.


Solar pv - find out your potential
Transition Belper have commissioned a study to assess the potential for solar panels on buildings in Belper. We've set up a registration and login system so only you can get the data for your property.We've done this to save us all from being hounded by door-to-door salesmen - for a full explanation and details of how to register please see our Solar PV in Belper page
Belper Goes Green 2014
Not long now before the event!
We still have room for more stalls, activities and workshops. If you would like to be involved email David George or phone him on 07443 650039
or see the Belper Goes Green page for more details.

Social Network Sites
Transition Belper is very active on Facebook. If you would like to know what groups are running just follow this link.

Interactive Heritage Map
Transition Belper have put together a Heritage Map of Belper which shows the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site core and buffer zones, the Belper and Milford Conservation Area and all listed buildings.Belper Heritage Map
Click here or on the image below to go to the Heritage Map


The Transition Companion
  book Making your community more resilient in uncertain times.
By Rob Hopkins
You can read the online version here
 

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