transition towns

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The terms transition town, transition initiative and transition model refer to grassroot community projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability. The Transition Network, founded in 2006, inspired the creation of many of the projects. A number of the groups have officially registered with the organisation. The first initiative to use the name was Transition Town Totnes, located in the United Kingdom. Transition initiatives have been started in locations around the world, with many located in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia


The organisation see local complementary currencies as a way to create sustainable local economies

this is why i didn’t add in past.. thinking.. not deep enough.. disengage from money as os..


as of today.. latest transition town us.. #160 – ft collins



learned about them via p2p and Michel and Kevin and ..and Rob Hopkins (founder/figurehead of the Transition Towns movement)..

Transition Network is a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emission al.. some time ago.. so i’m sure have words on many pages that now won’t be linked to this.. why chip ness will be lovely..

adding page while taking in doc: a new story..


*naresh giangrande (@nareshgg) (

Co-founder of Transition Town Totnes, the first Transition Town, and of Transition Training, Naresh has been involved in designing, running and evolving many of the events, groups, and trainings that have been at the heart of the enormously successful Transition project. He has delivered the hundreds of Transition Trainings to thousands of participants in twenty countries worldwide.


His work for Transition Network has lead to a passion for working with self-organising systems, and how participatory learning can be fostered and strengthened across the movement. This has lead to coordinating Transition Network’s work with academic researchers. He is fascinated by data analysis and the *block chain, while being painfully aware of the preciousness of life, his capacity for love, and acceptance of his own mortality.


what i see transitions doing is.. creating a new cultural story.. by building it. i don’t want to put ecovillages down.. because they have their place.. fantastic ie’s of where we might be going..and where we might get to.. really inspirational.. but to bring those eco concepts and social tech into where most people are living at this time is a really crucial piece of what needs to be done and that’s what we’re doing that’s what transition towns are.. you don’t have to go away to an ashran somewhere to an ecovillage.. you can just start where you are now with the people you know and start to create the world you want

we need a way that both (all the ways) are good with.. a nother way… eagle and condor ness and nature.. north and south.. male and female.. binary and interconnectedness.. a and a

Rob Hopkins  et al


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Official Transition Towns Twitter Account. Mission: to inspire, encourage, support, connect and train the Transition Movement.

their site:

Transition is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world. Here we explain what it is, why people do it, how the movement started and give you a sense of our underpinning principles and approach…



Transition is an approach rooted in values and principles.  These are described slightly differently in different parts of the movement, but broadly:

We respect resource limits and create resilience – The *urgent need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, greatly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and make wise use of precious resources is at the forefront of everything we do.

*for (blank)’s sake

We promote inclusivity and social justice – The most disadvantaged and powerless people in our societies are likely to be worst affected by rising fuel and food prices, resource shortages and extreme weather events. We want to increase the chances of all groups in society to live well, healthily and with sustainable livelihoods.

We adopt subsidiarity (*self-organisation and **decision making at the appropriate level) – The intention of the Transition model is not to centralise or control decision making, but rather to work with everyone so that it is practiced **at the most appropriate, practical and empowering level


**decision making

***public consensus always oppresses someone(s).. a nother way

We pay attention to balance – In responding to urgent, global challenges, individuals and groups can end up feeling stressed, closed or driven rather than open, connected and creative. We create space for *reflection, celebration and rest to balance the times when we’re busily getting things done. We explore different ways of working which engage our heads, hands and hearts and enable us to develop collaborative and trusting relationships.

*self-talk as data – eagle and condor ness.. a and a (deep enough)

We are part of an experimental, learning network – Transition is a real-life, real-time global social experiment. Being part of a network means we can create change *more quickly and more effectively, drawing on each other’s experiences and insights. We want to acknowledge and learn from failure as well as success – if we’re going to be bold and find new ways of living and working, we won’t always get it right first time. We will be open about our processes and will actively seek and respond positively to feedback.

let’s try this: a nother way.. to facil all the ways.. all the 7 bn plus.. everyday.. anew

*for (blank)’s sake

We freely share ideas and power – Transition is a grassroots movement, where ideas can be taken up *rapidly, widely and effectively because each community takes ownership of the process themselves. Transition looks different in different places and we want to encourage rather than unhelpfully constrain that diversity.

*let’s go deeper/faster.. for (blank)’s sake

We collaborate and look for synergies – The Transition approach is to work together as a community, unleashing our collective genius to have a greater impact together than we can as individuals. We will look for opportunities to build creative and powerful partnerships across and beyond the Transition movement and develop a collaborative culture, finding links between projects, *creating open decision-making processes and designing events and activities that help people make connections.

*redefine decision making et al

We foster positive visioning and creativity – Our primary focus is not on being against things, but on developing and promoting positive possibilities. *We believe in using creative ways to engage and involve people, encouraging them to imagine the future they want to inhabit. **The generation of new stories is central to this visioning work, as is having fun and celebrating success.

*rev of everyday life.. involving 7 bn people

**hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data


jan 2018 – Our work is to recover wisdom and imagination – via Manish

20 min – this is a core issue for transition town.. the solution to ed crisis is not reforming schools.. it’s re engaging community life..

transition town

in the city.. as the day