Welcome to Transition Town Peterborough (TTP)!
We're glad you stopped by for a visit.
TTP is a volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 2007. Our mission is simple: to adapt to the effects of climate change in Peterborough City-County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First
We do this by making our community more environmentally and economically resilient, resourceful, self-sufficient, and less dependent on damaging fossil fuels in the essentials of life - food, water, energy, culture, and wellness.
We're not one of a kind. There are more than 1,400 Transition Towns worldwide doing similar work. What marks Transition Town Peterborough is our emphasis on localizing those 5 essentials of life: food, water, energy, culture and wellness.
In short, we are a platform for people like you to share ideas, practices, knowledge and passion. Help us create a community rooted in environmental and economic resilience.
It can be depressing and overwhelming to hear – and see – the negative
effects of climate change. But there are positive things we can do to
make a world of difference in our own community! We hope you'll join
us in transition because... together we can!
What We Do
TTP organizes special festivals and events to celebrate local food,
culture, wellness and green energy. We share ideas and promote the
importance of 'climate-smart' living. We lobby governments to consider
'green' policies and plans that support environmental sustainability.
We urge people to support local food and farmers. We encourage 'buy
local' and add real currency (the Kawartha Loon) to create a vibrant local economy.
We promote neighbourhoods that are more connected to each other, but
less plugged in to fossil fuels.
We do this and much more, including such initiatives as:
- Purple Onion Festival (celebrating local food and culture)
- Dandelion Day (celebrating healthy lifestyles)
- Kawartha Loon Exchange
- Local Food Month in September
- Local Food Guide
- 'I Love Local Food Peterborough' designation and Downtown Culinary Hub
- Transition Neighbourhoods Project
- Electric City Vehicle Meet (at the Purple Onion Festival)
- Greenzine (TTP's quarterly magazine)
In short, we are a platform for people like you to share ideas,
knowledge and passion. Help us create a community rooted in
environmental and economic resiliency... a place where the essentials
of life (food, water, energy, culture and wellness) can adapt and
thrive – even with climate change.