After their joint journey delving into and probing the depths of their household’s habits in six key areas: electricity, heating, water, food, transport and waste, the first 14 successful Kingsteignton Transition Together groups graduates collected their medals and finishing goodies at a celebration at the Old Rydon inn, Kingsteignton.
The two pilot groups who took up the KTT challenge have learned, laughed and shared a lot along the way. They have found that reducing your carbon footprint can be fun as well as useful to the household purse.
The aim of the project is to become more aware of the areas in your own house where consumption is the greatest and decide what you can and want to tackle.
There were plenty of successes to report including strategies for getting teenagers to shorten their time in the shower, helping each other out with advice and practical assistance, lending and borrowing tools and equipment.
Habits were changed and savings in energy and money were made. Relationships were strengthened by communal visits to the Cider Bar in Newton Abbot and other local hostelries; one group held their meetings at the Bell Inn; other members started going to exercise classes together.
One man pointed out that it was very interesting to talk about new topics with people you already know. He said wryly, ” it’s not often you get to delve into someone else’s bills!” Another spin-off was a new home for a frisky chicken.
The KTT programme is part of the Kingsteignton Community Plan and is supported by the town council and Kingscare.
Are you up for the KTT challenge? After the festive fug has worn off and you are looking for a new activity to take up in the New Year, never fear KTT is here!
For those of you in Newton Abbot who have felt left out, NTT – Newton Transition Together is here. Come and join them in the New Year!
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or Massimo email@example.com