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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 Goes Green

31st May and 1st and 2nd June 2019

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For details of Belper Goes Green 2019 and for videos and details from previous years please visit our Belper Goes Green page.

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Fashion Revolution Week 2019 Event at
St Peter's Church, Belper DE56 1EZ.

Do you wear clothes? Do you know who made your clothes?

I don't mean which shop they were bought in or which brand they are. Do you know who sat at the machine?  What were they paid? How old are they? Were their working conditions safe? How long were their working hours?

Fast cheap fashion means that many of us have so many clothes, we don't wear most of them very often.  In the UK as much as 73 percent of our clothes were not worn last year.

When the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2013, 1,134 workers lost their lives and 2,500 were injured. Many clothing companies were not aware of the working conditions or even knew if their garments were made in that factory. There have been fires and other building collapses, both before and after this one, but still we don't think about our involvement in what is ultimately happening. Manufacture of our clothes  is the second biggest contributor to Climate Change and our garments have caused harm to many communities.

Fashion Revolution Week is from April 22nd – April 28th 2019. Events will happen all over the world with an emphasis on looking at the issues of modern fashion and what it means to our world.

An event will take place at,
St Peter's Church, Belper, DE56 1EZ,
on Friday April 26th from 19.00-21.00.

The evening will include a clothes swop, a fabric swop, some craft activism, workshops including how to mend your clothes. There will be a cafe and time to chat and think about the issues. This is a concern for all of us.

  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.

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


Become A Member

Transition Belper membership is annual and runs from 1st January. The cost is a mere £5 which all helps to pay for meeting rooms, insurance and accounting costs. For legal purposes it also distinguishes between members and supporters - this has relevance when it comes to voting and electing trustees. There are occasional benefits such as free copies of the Transition Free Press but the greatest benefit of membership is the satisfaction of giving financial support to our activities. 

You can join by completing our Membership Form and sending it with your £5 (cash or cheque payable to Transition Belper) to Transition Belper, 2 Malthouse Lane, Nether Heage, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2AS.

Note that membership subscriptions received after 30th June each year are carried over to the following year.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour Climate Quiz

Come and join in as we mark Earth Hour with a candlelit climate quiz at No 28, Market Place, Belper on Saturday 30th March from 8.00 to 10.00 with lights out from 8.30pm. Bring your own drinks or pop next door to Angels. We'll have nibbles on the tables and prizes for winning teams. All welcome, free entry, form your teams in advance or take pot lu8ck on the night.

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 above to go to the Heritage Map


Free Newsletter Signup
We currently have over 800 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

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


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We are a part of the Transition Network
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