ADAPT... food ! gardening ! energy ! transport !


ADAPT is a local group in the Audlem area finding ways to
enjoy living well today while safeguarding the future.

The name 'ADAPT' stands for Audlem & District Acting Positively for Transition to a low Carbon Society.
Founded in 2009, partly inspired by the Transition Towns movement, ADAPT continuously develops its aims and activities

How it works...

  • Anyone with ideas about ways to enjoy living well today while sageguarding the future may set up an action and interest group under the ADAPT umbrella
  • Groups meet, organise and carry out their own regular activities and fundraising for projects.
  • Business meetings are held quarterly to share information between groups, coordinate activities, make financial decisions and discuss ADAPT policy and strategy.
  • Good governance is supported by the Constitution and safeguarding policies and procedures.

ADAPT has five goals:

  • Grow more food locally
  • Shop local
  • Generate micro electricity locally
  • Increase energy efficiency in our buildings
  • Reduce transport CO2 emissions locally

Action and Interest Groups

Our action and interest groups address these goals and have developed action plans.

  • All groups consider how initiatives can create job opportunities, thereby contributing to the sustainability of the local economy.

Collaboration and Networking

One of ADAPT's guiding principles is collaboration to avoid duplication and competition; another is networking to share knowledge and experience and avoid reinventing the wheel.

  • Local level: ADAPT is very aware that there are other groups and initiatives in the villages already doing great work on projects compatible with the ADAPT manifesto. So, please don't hesitate to contact us if you think we're in danger of not linking with a relevant group. email:
  • Regional level: ADAPT has links to groups in the Low Carbon Communities Network.
  • National and international levels: ADAPT can exchange with the wider Sustainability Network and learn from the sustainability experiments of a wide range of organisations such as the New Economics Foundation and Forum for the Future.

Constitution and Policies

ADAPT's current constitution was adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 7 December 2016.

When engaging with the public, ADAPT's Action & Interest Groups are guided by the following policies:

  • Safeguarding Child Protection Policy
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Policy
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