What is a Transition Town (or village / city / forest / island)?
A Transition Initiative is a community that is unleashing its own
latent collective genius to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely
in the eye and to discover and implement ways to address this BIG
"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 Peak Oil) 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
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.