What is a Transition Town (or village / city / forest / island)?
A Transition Initiative is a community working together to look Climate Change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy squarely in the eye and address this BIG question:
"for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of shrinking supplies of cheap energy) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?"
The resulting coordinated range of projects across all these areas of life leads to a collectively designed energy descent pathway.
The community also recognises two crucial points:
- that we used immense amounts of creativity, ingenuity and adaptability on the way up the energy upslope, and that there's no reason for us not to do the same on the downslope
- if we collectively plan and act early enough there's every likelihood that we can create a way of living that's significantly more connected, more vibrant and more in touch with our environment than the oil-addicted treadmill that we find ourselves on today.
Transition town near you ...
Transition Town Bell
Transition East Geelong
Transition Town South Barwon
Below : Transition East Geelong carried out a walk that painted "CO2" on an map for Earth Day 2013