The Transition Movement was started by Rob Hopkins as a means to re-localize communities and prepare them for energy descent, the end of cheap fossil fuels particularly oil, and the impacts of climate change. Beginning with roots in Permaculture it allows us to bring about change in an area where we can have a great deal of influence: our local community. In The Transition Handbook
he outlines the 12 steps to Transition in great detail. Though the reasons for moving towards Transition can be intimidating, and reading the beginning of the book where it sets out the problems is a bit overwhelming, the overall tone is forward looking and positive.
For a quick primer on Transition checkout these videos:
He also keeps his own website, Transition Culture, up to date with a number of resources and is another good place to begin learning more.
Once you are familiar with Transition, if you are interested in getting involved there are a number of websites that can get your connected to groups that have started their Transition Town.
If you don’t find one, you can use the information from the The Transition Handbook to start your own. Once you’ve read the book, you may also want to consider going through Transition Training or take a Permaculture Design Course.
Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best success. If you have any questions or I can help you, please email me:
show (at) thepermaculturepodcast.com