The original idea of Transition is for it to be carried out in smaller communities, i.e. villages, market towns, estates or areas of a city; areas where people know each other by name and see one another regularly, even if only to say hello in passing.

Transition Sunderland is trying a different approach; we wish to act as a central Hub of a Transition Wheel, to reach as many people in the Sunderland area as possible in the hope that they will be inspired to either join our group, or start their own transition related groups.