Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tranistion Towns

Working on the Community Conversations Project has lead me to discover the transition movement. I am currently working on this document to start my work toward transition.

Four Key Assumptions of the Transition Initiative Process*:
• That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that its better to plan for it than be taken by surprise.
• That our communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany peak oil.
• That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now.
• That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy future, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet.
*from an article by Jim Cole

Films to see:
Farm of the Future
An Interview with Rob Hopkins
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
A Crude Awakening
The End of Suburbia

Books to Read:
www.transitiontowns.org
http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/Primer
http://permaculture.meetup.com/95/
http://www.ifg.org/programs/Energy/triple_crisis_av/panel5/3rob-v.htm
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0912/p25s14-sten.html
http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/articles/2008/06/08/news/news01.txt

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