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Transition Richmond Yorkshire (TRY)

Transition Richmond Yorkshire is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes sustainable living.


Our aim is to reduce our energy needs and develop Richmond as a more resilient and sustainable community.


To raise awareness in Richmond of environmental issues

To engage and build networks with local individuals and organisations regarding these issues

To empower local residents to particpate in practical projects such as food growing, habitat protection, waste reduction, and in supporting the local economy

We do this because a world using less energy and fewer resources, and maintaining biodiverstiy, will be more resilient and sustainable, providing a more hopeful future for us and for future generations. We are open to working with everyone. We welcome diversity and see it as a strength.

Our History

TRY  (Transition Richmond Yorkshire) was launched in November 2009 by a small group of Richmond residents who had been inspired by reading the Transition Handbook; 'transition' – in the specific sense – was an unfamiliar term to us, but we instantly recognised the goals of the movement. Richmond is officially recognised as a Transition Town by The Transition Network.

We were awarded Green Project of the Year for 2012/13 (Richmondshire District Council)

More information

At our AGM on 21st February 2017 it was agreed that TRY had come to a natural end and would be dissolved at the end of June 2017. This is not because the need for such a group has disappeared, since the aims and objectives above are as important as ever.

The decision to wind up is largely due to limitations on what a small group of busy volunteers can do, alongside changes in Richmond beyond the control of TRY. It has been an interesting and productive seven years and we are grateful for all the support and encouragement we have received along the way.

Our website should continue to be live until the autumn




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