Transition Horsham Membership

At our recent review meeting we agreed that we would ask people on the email list and new enquirers to consider becoming members. There is no fee for this – but we ask you to complete the membership form available on our website. From May 2018 emails will only be sent to members.

If you don’t want to become a member at this point you can keep in touch through liking the Transition Horsham facebook page or keeping an eye on our website. You are welcome at advertised TH events. We hope you may decide in the future that you wish to become a member!

Some information about membership:

  • Transition Horsham is a completely voluntary group. Its main focus is practical projects that promote our aims - the transition to a community that is less reliant on fossil fuels, has a smaller carbon footprint, reduces climate change and is more resilient. This includes supporting individuals who are trying to change to more sustainable ways of living.
  • We don’t have officials, apart from a treasurer, who keeps an eye on our small scale funds. We have a steering group, who organise a programme of talks and social events and insurance. Any member can join the steering group or help organise the projects. Many of the talks are what we call “soap boxes”. These are short talks followed by discussion – led by individual members or other organisations who share our aims. There is no charge to attend any of our events although donations towards costs are welcome.
  • Currently Transition Horsham’s main projects are the community allotment and Seedy Saturday and Seedling Saturday. We collaborate with other groups such as Horsham Organic Gardeners (HOGS) and Sussex Green Living and occasionally we have stalls at other events – but these, like all our activities, are dependent on volunteers being able and willing to help.
  • Some of the things we have done in the past include “Green Drinks” (for networking and sharing knowledge and skills) and a green reading group. In 2016 we shared research and discussion in preparing a presentation to our MP on renewable energy. In 2018 we plan to lobby him on waste and recycling.

Other Transition groups have community energy projects (on varying scales) or, for example, support “Open House” schemes, where visitors can learn about energy saving and generating measures from those who have installed them. It all depends on what members want to do.

So – what would you want to do as a member? Help to grow – or cook and eat - the allotment produce? Help at Seedy Saturday? Deliver a soap box or get someone you know to do so – or listen and discuss at a Tuesday meeting? Network at Green drinks? Help on a Transition stall? Join a green reading group? Could you be on the steering group? Please let us know by completing the form below.

It would be good to have you as a member.

I wish to become a member of Transition Horsham and support the aims in its constitution. I am happy for TH’s steering group to use my email address to contact me about general TH activities and, in line with TH’s constitution, about the activities of related initiatives in Horsham District. Currently these are Sussex Green Living, Horsham Repair Cafe, Horsham Organic Gardeners and Kinder Living/Tech. I can opt out at any time by contacting Transition Horsham requesting to be unsubscribed.