climate change development energy sustainability

Introducing Transition Towns

We haven’t written much about the Transition Towns movement yet, but we will. It is one of the most promising initiatives I’ve come across for building sustainable communities, and the only reason I’ve held off writing about it is because I wanted to get involved in one and see it first hand. Since the first meeting of Transition Towns St Albans is next week, it’s a good time to read up on the subject, for my own benefit as well as the blog. My introduction to Transition Towns is on Celsias:

In essence, Transition Towns is about transitioning communities into a post-carbon future. It is about rallying local networks to explore how their town, village, or city will tackle the twin threats of climate change and peak oil. Then, rather than waiting for government legislation or mass lifestyle changes, it’s about starting where you are with creative grassroots initiatives… read on at Celsias.

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3 comments

  1. It’s really about taking some personal responsibility, and decreasing our own carbon footprint rather that waiting for our governments to legislate it for us. Even little things like leaving the beach cleaner than you found it can have a major impact on our One Planet, which may not be able to sustain us much longer if we don’t start caring.

  2. That’s what I like about Transition Towns, the by-passing of big planning and just getting on with it. By the time the government gets around to legislating in the right direction, they’ll find hundreds of communities are ahead of them already.

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