How To Conduct A Community Inventory

Transition starts with knowing your community. Where does your water come from? What is the basis of your community’s economy? What was your locality like 100 years ago? Where is your community headed in the future?

By mapping your community’s social, economic and ecological characteristics, you will have a valuable resource from which you can identify opportunities and constraints to the Transition process. Also, the very process of creating this inventory will get community members talking to one another about their shared hopes and concerns.

Once completed, the information you collect for the Community Inventory can be used as the basis for your Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) and presented to the public and to elected officials to help spur new projects and policies supporting Transition.

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