Living more sustainably

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Transition Streets Three Rivers

Three Rivers District Council are working with Grand Union Community Energy (GUCE) to bring the award-winning Transition Streets programme to Three Rivers, helping neighbours connect, save money, and reduce their carbon footprints.

We are looking for streets in the district with groups of 6-8 households to pilot the newly launched Transition Streets programme.

Under Transition Streets, small groups of neighbours meet in each other’s homes over a few months to complete a FREE programme of seven short, home-based workshops covering key topics to save money and cut carbon emissions: energy, food, travel, water, resource use, and nature.

The Transition Streets programme helps people reduce their bills and live more sustainably by taking practical action together, in a fun and sociable way.

You can find out more about Transition Streets in Three Rivers by visiting Grand Union Community Energy’s website:

In 2009, the Transition Streets programme was piloted in Totnes, Devon, and involved over 550 households during its first phases. Each household saved an average of £570 a year on their bills and shrunk their annual carbon footprint by 1.2 tonnes!

Will your street join in?