Transition Liverpool CIC

Transition Liverpool CIC

At a glance


  • Climate action
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Local / community

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Organisation type: 
Not for profit
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Transition Liverpool CIC is a micro-CIC dedicated to environment, education and well-being. Our projects create resilience in our community through building a local solidarity economy, reimagining public spaces, and helping people to talk about climate change. 

"It feels to me that one of the reasons Transition Towns has grown so fast is that it is positive in a time where it is hard to find positivity, solutions-based in a time when the problems are so glaringly obvious, and fun, in a time where we’re not supposed to have time for that any more."

Rob Hopkins - Founder of the Transition Towns Movement


Transition is an approach rooted in values and principles.  These are described slightly differently in different parts of the movement, but broadly:

  • We respect resource limits and create resilience – The urgent need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, greatly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and make wise use of precious resources is at the forefront of everything we do.
  • We promote inclusivity and social justice – The most disadvantaged and powerless people in our societies are likely to be worst affected by climate change. We want to increase the chances of all groups in society to live well, healthily and with sustainable livelihoods.
  • We are part of an experimental, learning network – Transition is a real-life, real-time global social experiment. Being part of a network means we can create change more quickly and more effectively, drawing on each other’s experiences and insights. 
  • We freely share ideas and power – Transition is a grassroots movement, where ideas can be taken up rapidly, widely and effectively because each community takes ownership of the process themselves. 
  • We collaborate and look for synergies – The Transition approach is to work together as a community, unleashing our collective genius to have a greater impact together than we can as individuals. 
  • We foster positive visioning and creativity – Our primary focus is not on being against things, but on developing and promoting positive possibilities. We believe in using creative ways to engage and involve people, encouraging them to imagine the future they want to inhabit. 


At present our organisation is focusing on three separate projects:

Mersey Green Network Map - we're building a free platform listing environmental, ethical and social good organisations across the Liverpool City Region, to help people spend their time and money in a way that benefits their community. In collaboration with the Solidarity Economy Association.

sPark It Liverpool - creating beautiful, sustainable popup infrastructure which transforms public spaces.

Climate Cafe - providing an opportunity for people to talk about climate change anxiety.

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