Awareness - Transition Movement

In addition to building awareness around the challenges we face it is important to also raise awareness around the Transition Town movement.

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The Transition Companion

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This book seeks to answer the question: “What would it look like if the best responses to peak oil and climate change came not from committees and Acts of Parliament, but from you and me, and the people around us?”  

For the first Transition Handbook, published in 2008, this was ...

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The Transition Handbook

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We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when

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Sustainable NE Seattle launches a Transition Handbook Discussion Course

Sustainable NE Seattle has developed a six-week discussion course based on The Transition Handbook, and is now making the course available to other Transition Initiatives who want to offer it to their own members. "We're excited to let you know about a Discussion Course that we have created in our Transition Initiative (Sustainable NE Seattle). It's based on the Transition Handbook, and it's proving to be a great way to introduce and engage new people in the Transition model," said Leo Brodie.

Background of Transition Movement

The Transition Movement is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Transition Initiatives differentiate themselves from other sustainability and "environmental" groups by seeking to mitigate these converging global crises by engaging their communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self reliance and resilience.


Giving a Transition Talk is one of the single most powerful actions we can undertake. Raising awareness is central to the Transition model and Transition US is committed to making this as easy as possible. The following presentations cover peak oil, climate change and the mechanics of Transition, along with the subtler subject of the inner transition we all need to go through if we're going to re-establish a harmonious relationship with the planet. Please feel free to adopt these presentations to your own style.

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