Rob Hopkins, Founder of Transition

Knowing about Transition is one thing...

...doing something about it is another!

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What is Transition?

Transition is a movement of communities coming together to re-imagine and re-build our world.  The movement has been growing since 2005 and is about people stepping up to address the big challenges we face globally by starting local.  By working together from the community up, we are able to crowd source solutions and nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other. Transition is all about moving away from a system that values profit over people and strives to empower communities to shape their lives from providing their own sustainable power, housing and community services to growing food, re-wilding public spaces and sharing resources to prosper together.

In practice, the transition movement aims to reclaim local economies, spark social and environmental enterprise through fundraising and investment and re-imagine work to build a prosperous, planet friendly Salisbury. The Transition movement has spread to over 50 countries, in thousands of groups, towns, villages, cities, universities and schools. 

Transition has gone global by inspiring the heads, hearts and hands of communities to shape their own future, we hope you are inspired to help Salisbury create its own transition story.


Salisbury Transition City aims to be a catalyst and partner to inspire, encourage and enable those who want to develop a plan for a sustainable Salisbury.  We cannot achieve much alone but when we work and learn from each other, playing to our individual strengths, we can achieve real change.

We are not politically affiliated to any party or movement; the issues are too large and important for that, because we are a grassroots movement, the drive for change will come from the community.

STC can trace its roots (and many of it's members) to 1992 and the Agenda 21 movement that formed after COP '92 in Rio.  By understanding where we have come from, the challenges we have faced and celebrating the many successes along the way, we can build a better Salisbury together.

Agenda 21: The Roots of STC

Since its inception in 2014 and formal launch a year later, Salisbury Transition City has become an established organisation in the life of Salisbury.

Consulted regularly by both County and City Councils STC has been a prominent force in initiating, fostering and bringing about local changes in resource conservation, recycling, renewable energy and improvements in the local environment.  


A key achievement has been to raise awareness alongside other local environmental organisations of the need for the local community to adopt new, sustainable lifestyles. STC has become renowned for its annual Sustainable Salisbury event.

STC has been involved in the launch of many great community led projects and initiatives and hopes to continue to be a springboard for brilliant sustainable projects in Salisbury and beyond. 

Meet the new STC

Steering Group.

More Transition Towns

Transition is an ever changing movement, we believe in empowering communities to make decisions collectively on how their neighbourhoods and lives are shaped.  Below are a few of the transition towns that have inspired us, we hope that one day Salisbury can inspire others.


Transition Forres


New Forest Transition


Transition Penwith

Transition Network

Transition Network

Transition New Mills

Transition New Mills

Belmont Aus

Transition Belmont


Transition Otaki

Sustainable Devizes

Sustainable Devizes

Transition Town Totnes

Transition Town Totnes

Transition Sydney

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