About Us

New Forest Transition is part of the global Transition movement which exists to create low carbon societies. We aim to reduce the impact communities have on the local area through reducing fossil fuel dependency, creating less waste, increasing recycling, supporting local food and sharing skills to build community resilience.

New Forest Transition was formed in the autumn of 2008 as a result of the publication of Rob Hopkins ‘Transition Handbook’. As the population of the New Forest is dispersed over a wide area (176,000 people over 469 mile2) New Forest Transition acts as a hub, bringing together local groups, providing support and developing projects across the New Forest.

In 2013 New Forest Transition became a Community Interest Company; our community interest statement is available here. If you have any queries, want to know more or set up your own local group please get in touch.