Friday, September 19, 2008

Transition Towns

Recently I discovered an interesting article on Transition Towns with the following mission statement:

The mission of our embryonic charity is:

* to inspire
* to encourage
* to network
* to support and
* to train

communities as they consider, adopt, adapt and implement the transition model in order to establish a Transition Initiative in their locale.

The transition model emboldens communities to look peak oil and climate change squarely in the eye and unleash the collective genius of their own people to find the answers to this big question:

for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how are we going to:

- significantly rebuild resilience (in response to peak oil)
- drastically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change)?

Typically, self-determined solutions will involve some flavour of relocalisation.

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