Transition Mearns seeks new members

editorial image

Environmental Group Transition Mearns is seeking new members to join and add to the successful community engagement.

Transition Mearns (TraM) has been around since 2009, and has achieved a lot in that time. An early success was to set up Mearns Freegle – an email-based way of giving away unwanted household items. TraM also secured Climate Challenge funding for a project officer in 2011 to facilitate an Eco Teams Project where groups of households worked together as Eco-Teams to cut their energy use and reduce waste.

Various events have been held to raise awareness of the expected peak in oil production globally, and the challenges to be faced as a result of climate change.

Transitioners want to do things in a more local and less energy-intensive way – getting to know our neighbours better and building community resilience.

Spokesperson for TraM, Sue Barrie said “With the members we have, we are running a successful community allotment in Fettercairn, but would like to do so much more.

“We are a friendly bunch with a common interest in community environmental projects and would love some more folk to join us”.

TraM meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Murie Coffee Shop, accessed via the Western Inn, 217 High Street. The next meeting is on Tuesday 8 October.

For further information contact Sue Barrie on 01561 340673.