Topic “Climate”

The Transition Handbook

"We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply.

Awakening The Dreamer: In The Context of Transition

Online (Free)
Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 9:00am - 10:15am

Note: Times for all Transition US virtual events are Pacific Time.


"Together we can make the transition to a more fulfilling,
equitable and sustainable world."



Websites / Blogs

Transition Towns - The UK site for the Transition Network

Rob Hopkins’ blog

Energy Bulletin - A clearinghouse of information concerning the peak in global energy

Recommended Reading

Recommended Readings

Hopkins, R. (2008) The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, Chelsea Green Publishing.

Heinberg, R. (2007) Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines, New Society Publishing.

Holmgren, D. (2003) Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, Holmgren Design Services.


Giving a Transition Talk is one of the single most powerful actions we can undertake. Raising awareness is central to the Transition model and Transition US is committed to making this as easy as possible. The following presentations cover peak oil, climate change and the mechanics of Transition, along with the subtler subject of the inner transition we all need to go through if we're going to re-establish a harmonious relationship with the planet. Please feel free to adopt these presentations to your own style.

When the Levee Breaks

June 11, 2018
Derek Prall
American City and County

The Levee Breaks

Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are higher than they’ve been in almost a million years.

Preserving the Past to Serve the Future: Using Pre-fossil Fuel Technology on Regional Waterways

By Andrew Willner, Transition NYC Bioregion, for the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH)

Transitioning includes reinvigoration of heirloom technologies and traditional skills needed to thrive in a carbon-constrained future. Permaculture, which birthed the Transition environmental movement, offers guidance on how to use those skills to design superb quality lives.

Transition Sarasota Joins Hands across Siesta Key Beach

On Saturday May 18, Transition Sarasota organized a Hands Across the Sand event, which was part of a national day of action where community members joined hands to form a line that symbolized their support for the protection of coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries.

Transition LAUNCH Training - Rhinebeck, New York

OMEGA Institute for Holistic Studies
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 9:00am - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 5:00pm

As we face the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and economic contraction, the Transition movement (Transition initiatives) is a positive approach that focuses on local solutions and building community resilience. Training for Transition is the popular, in-depth experiential workshop created by the global Transition Network.

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