Nick joined TTB in 2012, and in 2014 began his research into the persistent challenges of inclusion and diversity in global environmental movements; place-based environmental movements that ‘think globally, act locally’. Nick decided to focus on TTB as his primary case study. Having worked with numerous NGOs in Peru, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Ghana, as well as community-based organisations here in the UK, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on grassroots approaches to organising for change. Nick is very much driven by questions about how to build solidarity across differences and draws on his lived experience to ensure that matters of durable inequalities including concerns about social justice, economic justice, and, most definitely, racial justice are always considered when we, as TTB, are developing and/or supporting community sustainability and resilience initiatives.
Kate has been involved with TTB since 2015. Kate is an engineer who was drawn to the Transition movement by the ideas of building local resilience, new possibilities for participation and hope for a low carbon future. She worked for a time in the international aid industry after disasters, often in places where people are living in a harsh ‘low carbon present’ of unaffordable food, energy, water, sanitation and housing. Without these life changing experiences, Kate would still think engineering could fix everything and continue to underestimate the importance of power and privilege (including her own) and the ways domination, colonialism and racism can be imprinted on our organisations. Kate is interested in the politics of land, infrastructure, retrofit and zero carbon homes.
Stephen first moved to Brixton in 1988. He has been involved with TTB since the early days, and was actively involved in developing the foundation of the Remakery. He is an experienced sustainability professional and worked for leading environmental charity Bioregional from 2011-2014 as a community engagement coordinator. He now works as sustainability manager for a leading housing association with a specialist interest in retrofit and zero carbon homes.
Duncan has lived in Brixton since 1987 and is a founder member of TTB and the current chair. He has worked on initiating many of TTB’s projects including the Brixton Pound and Brixton Energy, the Lambeth REconomy Project and Open Project Night. He is passionate about community-led solutions. He works for Community Energy England and has done a deep energy retrofit of his Victorian house.
Sue Sheehan is a founding member of Transition Town Brixton. She worked for Lambeth Council as their Green Community Champions Officer and helped support and initiate a large number of community environmental projects. She went on to work in the chief executive’s office before leaving to work for Camden Council where she works with local people to enable climate and social action, taking a Transition Town ‘What If?’ imagination approach where possible.
Sue set up Incredible Edible Lambeth and more recently Healthy Living Platform, which links environmental sustainability themes to wider social action around health and poverty.