We are concerned about sustainability, including climate change, world oil shortages, the rising cost of oil and food and how that will affect our area
Sustainable Thornbury (ST) is a community group for people in Thornbury and the nearby villages in South Gloucestershire. We are an official Transition Initiative.
ST wants to help make our community ready for the changes we expect in the future. We expect oil to become scarce and expensive. Transport relies on oil, so bringing goods from a long way away will cause problems and be expensive. For essentials like food, it makes sense to produce them locally.
We aim to be more energy efficient, and generate more of our energy locally. We want to grow more food locally and to eat more local food and waste less.
We need a strong community that feels able to do things for itself. We want to keep the good bits of technology but throw away the wasteful bits, the noise, the pollution, the traffic and the stress.
Caring about the future of our community in Thornbury and the surrounding villages!