The Transition Movement is grounded in the belief that the industrial growth paradigm has had, and is having, very damaging consequences on our lives and life on earth.
Well… that depends. It depends upon participants suspending judgement. It depends upon participants suspending the need for an outcome, a decision, a plan of action. It depends upon participants suspending a need to be right. And it depends upon participants being willing to really listen to each other, to inquire – with a sense of curiosity – about the assumptions of others and even more importantly, to inquire – with curiosity and courage – about their own assumptions. So yes, dialogue can create understanding across difference if the above conditions are met.
The Transition Network conference this year was held in rural Devon in the South of England at a former agricultural college called Seale-Hayne. From September 18th through the 20th 350 participants from 35 countries came together to explore Transition, learn from one another, and share their hopes and dreams for real community resil
After more than a year in the making (with lots of expert and volunteer support) we have finally released our neighborhood carbon/water/waste reduction project, Transition Streets. If you are interested in what this scrappy nonprofit can do with help from a lot of friends and supporters take a look here: http://transitionstreets.org/.
Forty-one representatives from 20 national Transition "hubs" met in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9th through the 12th 2014 hosted by the remarkable Danish contingent of the Transition Network. Here are the countries that were represented:
Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and USA.