1000 Flowers for the Planet - #503 Learn From Transition Towns
I can’t tell you in two paragraphs how wonderful the concept and reality of ‘transition towns’ actually is. The whole package is about so much, but simply put (as well as I can) it’s about creating local communities (towns, villages, boroughs) that work together to build resilience to dwindling oil supplies, global warming and high-energy dependency. But there’s more to it than that. I like this quote: that every community … will have engaged its collective creativity to unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels; a future that is more vibrant, abundant and resilient; one that is ultimately preferable to the present. [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition_town].
‘Transition Town’ is a concept that began in Great Britain – Totnes in Devon, where the people of that town work in a voluntary capacity on various projects that are devised to reduce dependence on outside sources. It’s about moving away from being totally dependent on oil and becoming resilient, self-reliant and full of possibility and opportunity. It’s a way of providing solutions to the world’s global economic and environmental problems from a grass roots level – YOU can take control and produce the change required to ensure a better future, without waiting for any outside body or corporation to make those changes on your behalf. You have the ability – yes, we can make a difference. Take a look at some of the world’s transition towns [http://www.transitiontowntotnes.org] and learn the way to a better future.