Transition Towns

Transition Town Initiative – start one in your own town! It starts when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: How can our community respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis?

There is a movement emerging worldwide by necessity based on our inevitable relocalization. It started in Europe and is now moving across the States. It is about re-membering (putting ourselves back together) with ways of the past and the technology of the future.

Check out this video with Rob Hopkins, author of The Transition Handbook

…it is a model which is about ordinary people catalyzing together with their friends, neighbors, community to look at the PRACTICAL responses to peak oil and climate change…growing nuts and bolts of relocalization…based on that where we get to at the end of this can be better than where we start from…

Its origins are inspired by permaculture with a focus on food security because it is the most sensible place to begin. Local food movements are rapidly growing side by side with Transition Initiatives. Communities are establishing their own food systems, creating their own currencies and growing their local economies. It is a movement of optimism and solutions AND it is creating history. Take part!

To find out if there is a movement in your town or to start one, go to:

Also check out:

Books to consider:

  • Transition Town Handbook by Rob Hopkins
  • Toward 2010: Perspectives on the New Age

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