Transition West Gateshead is a group attempting to raise awareness in the area about climate change and the need to reduce our carbon footprints.We get together to come up with ideas and projects to make the communities in the area more aware and more resilient. We cover Winlaton Mill, Rowlands Gill, Blackhall Mill, Chopwell, High Spen, Winlaton, Blaydon, Crawcrook, Ryton, Clara Vale, Greenside and everywhere in between.
We focus on 4 topics - food; waste and consumption; energy and transport. We hold regular events encouraging "Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle", and an annual summer festival of local food producers. It's all more fun than it sounds! We're keen to work with local community groups to develop relevant activities and events.