About Us


We're part of a world-wide community movement in response to peak oil and climate change. This site gives you details of our up and coming events and meetings, as well as reports and related matters that are going on in Norwich and East Anglia.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Communications Group

The communications group is a small working group comprised of people with skills relevant to the dissemination of Transition – writers, editors, event managers, performers, artists and designers. We are responsible for publicising what is going on within the initative to both Transition Norwich and to the wider public. We have also taken part in public debates and liase with the local media, including EDP,  Future Radio and Triangle magazine. In 2013 much of the work pioneered by the group formed the basis for national Transition projects, including the quarterly newspaper, Transition Free Press.

Our work has fallen into two main categories: written publications and events.

Blogs The two Transition Norwich blogs were launched on TN's first birthday party on October 4 2009. The news blog serves to carry up-to-date news and reviews and appears on the website’s front page. From 2010-12 it worked as a monthly news bulletin and reported everything that was happening within Transition Norwich. It now broadcasts relevant events and TN project news.

The TN blog, This Low Carbon Life, was a community blog that ran on a daily basis between 2009 and 2012. Over 1000 posts were written by 17 Transitioners from different groups within the initiative and showcased the personal lives and experiences of people undergoing Transition. The contributors took take turns to post, and past topics have included: flying, the industrial food system, books, sustainable livelihoods, fashion, green building, climate change and the seasons and feedback from our various projects and enterprises.

TN also takes part in Transition East’s blog which showcases Transition initiatives in the Eastern Region, the Transition Network Social Reporting Project and the national newspaper, Transition Free Press.

Events The communications group have helped organise many of the events within the initative and with the wider community. Appearances have ranged from the Lord Mayor's Procession in Norwich, to the Wave in London to Nicole Foss and Rob Hopkins at the United Reform Church. The communications team set up many of the talks, films and parties held in the primary years of Transition Norwich, and have also been involved in promoting the Magdale-Augustine Street Celebration.

Selection of pictures from the First Anniversary poster (designer Andy Croft)

The Norwich bloggers

The Wave, London

Flowers at the Midsummer Transition Party

Contact: Charlotte Du Cann on theseakaleproject@hotmail.co.uk