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Posted May 20, 2011 by Sami Grover on TreeHugger

  "Climate change tells us we should change. Peak oil tells us we must change." This truism has become a common refrain in some environmental circles. And it provides some insight into the rapid global spread of the transition movement. But Rob Hopkins—the founder of the Transition movement who we interviewed here—has recently gotten to wondering whether there are limits to peak...

Posted May 12, 2011 by Sami Grover on TreeHugger

  Image credit: Transition Culture The Transition Movement, a community-led response to peak oil and climate change, has been a huge inspiration to TreeHuggers everywhere. From the gigantic impact of just one transition group to the resulting global coverage of community alternatives to fossil fuels, this is one of the success stories of the environmental movement. But...

Posted May 11, 2011 by Rady Ananda on The People's Voice

  May is heating up with special events for the food and farm freedom movement. For three days starting May 14th, people around the country will be taking specific actions in food, water, energy, and building community. Four special Guides on organic gardening have also just been published. An important rally will be held in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 16 at 10 AM at the Upper Senate...

Posted May 02, 2011 by on International Making Cities Livable

There are countless initiatives out there striving to make our cities, towns, communities, and regions more livable. The blogosphere is bubbling with what must be hundreds of individuals sharing their own thoughts on the status quo and future potential. Well, a new (to us) initiative has caught our eye and we’ve sat down to examine how this one stands out from the rest. The Transition Movement is...

Posted May 01, 2011 by Patricia Hemminger on E Magazine

  Hayes Valley Farm—an urban, community farm in San Francisco, California.   Across the U.S., Communities Are Forming “Transition Towns”—Pooling Skills and Resources to Prepare for an Uncertain Future Sitting beside her wood-burning stove one snowy afternoon last January, Kim Latham ticked off her recent lifestyle changes: She installed an energy efficient geothermal heating system,...

Posted April 24, 2011 by Paul McGinniss on Green Real Estate Daily

Rob Hopkins is founder of Transition Network, "an evolving exploration into the head, heart and hands of energy descent." He is considered the founder of the Transition movement, and TED: Ideas Worth Spreading called his work "a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel." Hopkins teaches permaculture and natural building, and established the...

Posted April 21, 2011 by Paul Rosenberg on Random Lengths News

As government action on climate change stalls, making individual action seem even more inadequate, a growing number of activists are focusing attention on community-level action, based on a model developed in Totnes, a small market town of 7,500 in Southwest England. Totnes is typical of tens, if not hundreds of thousands of towns worldwide that have become far ...

Posted April 21, 2011 by Joanne Poyourow, Transition Los Angeles on Random Lengths News

What might the Harbor Area look like in thefuture? Imagine what businesses and jobs mightexist. How would our lifestyles be different? How might it be in 2030, when we have dramatically less petroleum resources? With far less oil to fuel transportation, at accordingly higher costs, what will Port volume be like? Our current day lifestyles are completely dependent upon oil. We have built...

Posted April 12, 2011 by Shift Shapers on Blog Talk Radio

Some communities have started looking closely at the prospect of limited resources as a result of climate change, peak oil and economic decline. To prepare for it, communities like Sebastopol have declared themselves Transition Towns, setting up new ways of farming, generating energy, and generally doing things without predictable resources, and educating people in how to live that way. In this...

Posted April 02, 2011 by Kentaro Toyama on The Atlantic

"Do you worry about whether you've buried the entrails deep enough?" was among the questions I heard at my first Transition meeting, in Albany, California. The meeting featured an informal discussion with Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City, who had converted an empty plot of land in the Oakland inner city into a viable vegetable and animal farm. Carpenter had just mentioned raising rabbits...

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