We are transition Keynsham, a growing group who worry
about climate change. We hope we can make a difference
together and support each other as we navigate the climate crisis. We run community based projects enabling us to share skills,
tackle climate change, make friends and eat cake.
Founded in 2009
Our first event was a screening of ‘the power of community’ which inspired us to start Transition Keynsham.
We thought if we could find a way to connect like-minded people who worry about climate change then we could learn together, share knowledge and support each other as we make changes to the way we live.
Plot in the Park
First Saturday of the month 2-4pm
The Community Plot, is our shared allotment which is in the heart of Keynsham Memorial Park behind the cafe.
At your convenience. Group picks throughout the year
We are a group of litter pickers who are working together to reduce the litter on the streets of Keynsham.
2nd Monday of the month, 7.30pm
The Keynsham Stitchers meet monthly to share skills and share a love of craft.
Why does it matter?
Each year we reach ‘Earth Overshot Day’ earlier, the day we exceed the resources the earth can generate in one year. We know our government needs to do more to protect our planet and we know they aren’t doing enough.
This year, 2021 it was on the 29th July which is worrying. The biggest changes need to come from big business. But we know that we need more than a handful of people doing sustainable living perfectly. We need millions doing it imperfectly to make a difference.
Find out more at www.vershootday.org
What can you do?
As a consumer you can add pressure to the government by how you spend our money. We can live our lives proving to them that as voters we care about the planet.
By coming together as a community we can shout louder. We are not activists but believe that if we work together we are much more visible. This has been proven by the support we receive from the Town Council with our projects. In the form of grants and space in Keynsham Memorial Park for our community allotment.
We have 3 projects running at the moment. You are welcome to join us, just let us know you are coming and we will make sure you have all the details you need.
Projects since 2009
Slices of cake eaten
“The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.”
– David Attenborough
Dates for you diary
17th- 18th Sep 2021
Community Eco Festival
Two day event with stalls in Market Walk and activities in other places in the High Street and the Memorial Park.
Group litter pick
We will soon be organising our next group litter pick. If you would like to join us please send us an email using the link below.
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