Transition Town Marlow (TTM) was set up in 2010 as a response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction.
We are part of a worldwide Transition movement that was started by Rob Hopkins in Kinsale (Ireland) and Totnes in 2008. We were the 200th community to join, and now there are hundreds more such initiatives.
In Totnes, TTT has made some life-enhancing developments to the town, including introducing its own currency, the Totnes pound, and setting up its own solar power generation plant on the roof of a factory for the whole town to use. This kind of localised self-sufficiency means Totnes is far more resilient to inevitable breakdowns in the global supply chain as oil becomes more scarce and expensive, and climate change gathers pace.
In Marlow we have started as many initiatives as person-power has allowed. These include a mass bike ride, a solar panel buying club, a thermal imaging project to allow people to see where energy and heat is leaking through their homes, assisting the council to implement cycling lanes in the town, a wildflower project which is in full swing, and the latest project, Marlow Community Market, which seeks to set up a strong commercial basis for local suppliers and businesses, keeping our money in the town, and allowing us to develop a measure of self-sufficiency and resilience to outside forces.
Please do join us – you can contact us here.