Transition Owen Sound

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Transition Owen Sound (TOS)SC Meeting #1

Join us at our next meeting: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m., in Owen Sound. This will be a business meeting of the Steering Committee. Please email for location details.

We are group of Owen Sound area folks concerned about the crisis of climate change who want to take action locally. We are using the successful model pioneered by the  Transition Town movement out of the UK. Some of us are also with 350 Grey-Bruce—Owen Sound, others are with GBSusNet, some are with neither. Together we constitute an informal “steering committee.” We meet on the third Thursday of the month. What we are steering toward is the founding of a local Transition group, whatever shape it may take. So, welcome. You are on the ground floor. Please join us in this positive, hopeful work.

One of our first tasks was to agree on a vision and mission statement:

Vision: An ecologically progressive Owen Sound and Area committed to reducing all its sources of greenhouse gases while positioning our community to better withstand the end of cheap fossil fuels.

Mission: Educate, bring people together, engage in projects to mitigate climate change and reduce our dependence on climate destructive practices.

Transition Owen Sound recently changed its name. Formerly it was Owen Sound Area Transition Town (OSATT).

Current Steering Committee Members  include:

  • David Ross – Contact person:
  • Dieter Heinrich
  • Gord Edwards
  • John Anderson
  • David Walton
  • Ken Dow
  • Sue Seguin

Our thanks go to the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network (GBSusNet) for their help in temporarily hosting our web page, as well as assisting with the formation of the Steering Committee.

If you have questions about Transition Owen Sound and/or would like to get involved, please email us at:

Please visit and “like” our Facebook page.