Transition Edinburgh has connections with the following city-wide thematic groups. We list events and meetings on the right.
Heart & Soul group
The Heart & Soul group aims to provide a space to reflect on the psychological and spiritual dimensions of our current ecological and cultural crisis. See http://www.edinburghheartandsoul.org.uk/
Edinburgh Local Currency Working Group
This working group is looking at strengthening Edinburgh’s local economy. It is currently planning a Local Economy Day for Spring 2011. It’s meetings are listed on the right. See: http://edinburgh-pound.blogspot.com/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh Local Food Network
The ‘Edinburgh Local Food Network’ (ELFN) is a coalition of organisations and individuals who care about local food. We support the development of a truly sustainable and equitable food system for our region.
Transition Community Energy Group
Fired up by the success of the recent United We Stand event, several TE members perceived great potential for active community groups in Edinburgh to locally progress the aim of ‘sustainable communities working together towards financial independence’.
There was great interest in finding a simple model for equalising the benefits of community-led energy generation. This is partially in response to concerns that certain communities or households (e.g. those who can afford the high initial capital investment) will benefit from the current Feed-In Tariff (FIT) and forthcoming Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) at the expense of capital-poor communities, who will effectively be subsidising these incentives through increased fuel costs.
This first TE Community Energy open meeting was called therefore to bring interested individuals, groups and organisations together to further explore ideas, enthusiasm and scope for collaborative work on these issues.
Edinburgh Community Energy Co-operative
Edinburgh Community Energy Co-operative Ltd was formed at the end of 2007 with the support of Co-operative Development Scotland. It is a non-profit, member owned organisation, which was set up to give Edinburgh residents a vehicle to promote and develop renewable and low-carbon energy in the city.