Chris McCartney

Chris manages Transition Together’s social media and creates our monthly newsletters. She has a background in journalism and campaigning and has worked for Oxfam and Friends of the Earth. She is a founder of Repair Cafe Belfast and Belfast Tool Library, community projects which bring people together to share resources and skills and reduce consumption. She loves to tell stories that balance a glimpse of a better future and some practical steps to get there. She is a novice veg grower and fair-weather cyclist.

Greenslate farm

“It helped make the future visible” – Reflections on our spring gatherings

Imagining the future doesn’t make our present difficulties evaporate – but it gives us a north star to work towards and a collective vision of the difference our work could make.

June 22, 2023

Greenslate farm

The Transition care farm with room for all

Today, Greenslate community-run farm is a hive of community activity, with hundreds of people visiting, volunteering and learning each month.

May 25, 2023

Transition community

Building community resilience

But what if… we instead saw resilience as something we share in common? Resilient communities are at the heart of Transition.

April 4, 2023

solar panels on roof

Bridport goes Solar

A Transition group is exploring a new way to make it cheaper and easier for residents to install solar panels on their roofs.

March 16, 2023

Made Up Kitchen

Eat, grow, share: Communities building food resilience

Building resilient local communities is at the heart of Transition; and access to good quality, fresh food that is healthy, for people and planet, is a core element.

December 13, 2022

Community energy project

Set up a power station; retrofit a neighbourhood – Communities tackling the energy crisis

What if, instead of putting the pressure on each person, we explored what communities can do together to get through this and be stronger in future crises?

November 2, 2022

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