Transition Network

  • Transition Network’s role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • We have a small handful of staff – 2 full time and 6 part time people – a tatty office in Totnes and a HUGE ambition.
  • Here is a handy who are we and what do we do? document in our resources section.
  • History … (full long text about).
  • See also this Cartoon … and the Blog Transition Culture.

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Map and Address: Transition Network, 43 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HN, UK;
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What is a Transition Initiative: A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. 

There are thousands of initiatives around the world starting their journey to answer this crucial question: “how can we make our community stronger and happier as we deal with the impacts of Peak Oil and economic contraction while at the same time urgently reducing CO2 emissions?”

Watch on the site this vidéo, 5.47 min

Here’s how it all appears to be evolving: It begins when a small group comes together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and economic stagnation? They recognise that:

  • living with less energy – imperative because of climate change and inevitable because of fossil fuel depletion – is an opportunity if we plan for it, but a threat if we wait for it to happen to us
  • we were very clever and creative while using increasingly large amounts of energy and we’ll need to be just as clever and creative as we learn to live with decreasing levels
  • our communities currently lack the resilience to withstand some of the disruptions that’ll accompany climate change and unplanned energy descent
  • we have to work together and we have to work now, rather than waiting for the government or “someone else”
  • this transition has to happen at an inner personal level as well as a community level
  • by unleashing the collective genius of the communities we live in, we can proactively design our own energy descent and build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognise the ecological limits of our biosphere

They begin by forming an initiating group and then adopt the Transition Model in order to engage a significant proportion of the people in their community to help find the answers to that the BIG question: “how can we make our community stronger and happier as we deal with the impacts of Peak Oil and economic contraction while at the same time urgently reducing CO2 emissions?”

They then: … (full long text).

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