21 Stories of Transition - with Rob Hopkins

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 8:00am - 9:15am

21 Stories of Transition: How a movement of communities is coming together to reimagine and rebuild our World

Join us on December 16th when we talk with Rob Hopkins about his experience in Paris during the COP21 talks and his book 21 Stories of Transition. These stories represent the experiences of Transition groups from all around the world that sent in the stories they’d like shared. Through a thoughtful process, 21 of these were selected and make up this book.

These 21 Stories are a joyous and inspiring celebration of what the Transition movement has become and were compiled in the hope that this powerful and heady taste of what is bubbling up from the ground will enthuse decision-makers with new courage, new ideas and new possibilities. But regardless of decisions taken by world leaders, at COP21 and subsequently, 21 Stories can inspire us all to step up even more. 

Something brilliant and historic is already underway, and the message to the current political leaders of this world is that it’s already happening with or without them, and that the best tack for them to take is to support and enable this groundswell. But even if they do nothing, this movement will continue to grow, because it’s the future. 

That future is being written now, and these stories offer inspiration and clear direction, whether you’re reading this before, during or after the climate change negotiations in Paris.

Speaker Bio:

Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of both Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network. He is an serial blogger, author of 21 Stories of Transition and he tweets as @robintransition. He previously wrote The Power of Just Doing Stuff , The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion, and was recently awarded a PhD by the University of Plymouth and an Honorary Doctorate by the University of the West of England. In 2012 he was voted one of the Independent's top 100 environmentalists and one of ‘Britain’s 50 New Radicals’. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a keen gardener and one of the founders of New Lion Brewery in Totnes and a Director of Atmos Totnes, a very ambitious community-led development project.

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