Transition Dundee's mission: to build a city-wide project tackling local carbon reduction, increase awareness around climate change, build community and tackle several social issues such as financial insecurity, inequality, social isolation, as well as mental and physical wellbeing. Our new community space at 112 Nethergate is open to absolutely anyone to come and learn about climate change, get involved with our projects and feel like a valuable part of their community. Climate Justice is core to our work - it is vital that EVERYONE has a voice in shaping what Dundee's sustainable future should look like - we will continue to try and benefit the most disadvantaged social groups with every aspect of our work.
Transition Dundee is new but not new . It began as the Gate Church Carbon Saving Project in 2013, helping reduce Gate Church's carbon footprint by implementing energy-efficient measures throughout the buildings, primarily funded by the Scottish Government's 'Climate Challenge Fund' (CCF). During that time our team started various community-based projects - namely Dundee West End Community Fridge, the Community Wardrobe, a series of sustainability-themed Workshops & Events and NeighbourFood Dundee. You can find out more about all of our projects by selecting 'Our Work' in the menu.
In 2021 with the CCF coming to an end, the team didn't want to see all of our projects come to a halt so took on the brave challenge of turning it into an organisation in it's own right - and Transition Dundee CIC was born! We decided to do this is a Community Interest Company (a type of Social Enterprise) because it would allow our projects to be more community-led, financially sustainable and it could benefit many more people.
If you would like to know more about climate change and what you can do but haven't a clue where to start, we have a dedicated blog where we share recent news and tips on gardening, cooking, upcycling, re-purposing, saving money and crafts. If you're keen to be more green, check it out, or better yet come and visit us at one of our projects.
The Gate Church Carbon Saving Project became Transition Dundee CIC.
The Wardrobe shop opened.
NeighbourFood Dundee was launched.
The monthly Clothes Swaps became the Community Wardrobe.
We opened the West End Community Fridge..
..and started holding monthly clothes swaps.
The Gate Church Carbon Saving Project began.