The Transition Town Movement

Eco Living
Jun 8th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

What would our world look like without cheap and readily available oil?

If it looks anything like a Transition Town, things might not be so bad after all.

“Transition Network supports community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness.” ~ Transition Network

The Transition Town Movement began in the towns of Kinsale, Ireland and Totnes, England in 2005 and 2006. Inspired in part by the Permaculture movement, Climate Change, and Peak Oil, Transition Towns aim to help local communities find elegant ways to transform their energy use away from oil while building local economies and all around resilience.

Rob Hopkins is typically noted as the founder of the Transition Town network, which in many ways began with his publication of a manual titled, “Energy Descent Action Plan”.

“These communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts, etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. “ ~Transition Network

Today, you can find transition town movements springing up all over the world. Want to start one in your community? Transition Network has a wealth of information on how to successfully transition your town away from oil.

Tagged: sustainable agriculture, sustainable farming, community shared agriculture, peak oil, sustainability, food security, sustainable living, community based development, community supported agriculture, community, transition town, local currency, Green Living

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