are affiliated with the Transition Van Buren Allegan initiating
group and are mulling over becoming a Transition Town.
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us to discuss how our community can move from oil dependency to
para hablar como nuestra comunidad puede moverse de la dependencia
del petroleo a resistencia local.
de Transición está basado en cuatro claves:
1. Aquella vida
con el consumo de energia dramáticamente inferior es inevitable,
y que es mejor planear para ello que ser sorprendido.
2. Esto nuestras
comunidades actualmente carece de la resistencia.
3. Que tenemos
que actuar colectivamente, y tenemos que actuar ahora para construir
la resistencia de comunidad y prepararnos para la vida sin fósiles
4. Que soltando
al genio colectivo de nuestras comunidades es posible disenar nuevos
modos de vivir que mas alimenta, realize y sostiene ecológicamente.
Transition approach is based on four key assumptions:
That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable,
and that it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.
That our communities currently lack resilience.
3. That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now to build
community resilience and prepare for life without fossil fuels.
That by unleashing the collective genius of our communities it is
possible to design new ways of living that are more nourishing,
fulfilling and ecologically sustainable.
12 steps of Transition
These 12 Steps have grown out of the observation of what seemed to
work in the early Transition Initiatives, in particular Totnes.
They are not meant to be in any way prescriptive. Each project assembles
these in different ways, adds new ones, disregards others. They do,
however, offer what we think to be the key elements of your journey,
and will hopefully help you over the first couple of years of your
#1. Set up a steering group
#2. Awareness raising
#3. Lay the foundations
#4. Organise a Great Unleashing
#5. Form working groups
#6. Use Open Space
#7. Develop visible practical manifestations of the project
#8. Facilitate the Great Reskilling
#9. Build a Bridge to Local Government
#10. Honor the elders
#11. Let it go where it wants to go…
#12. Create an Energy Descent Plan
up your Transition Initiative – 7 “buts”
The 12 Steps will provide you with an outline roadmap for that journey,
but first you’ll have to navigate the initial barriers –
real and imagined – that stand in your way. We call these
‘The Seven Buts’.
But we’ve got no funding…
But they won’t let us…
But there are already green groups in this town, I don’t want
to step on their toes…
But no one in this town cares about the environment anyway…
But surely it’s too late to do anything…?
But I don't have the right qualifications…
But I don't have the energy for doing that!
likey you have already thought of a few more "buts." But
we don't want to let "buts" stand in our way.
developing environmental initiatives is like pushing a broken down
car up a hill; hard, unrewarding slog. Transition Towns is like
coming down the other side – the car starts moving faster
than you can keep up with it, accelerating all the time. Once you
give it the push from the top of the hill it will develop its own
momentum. That's not to say it isn't hard work sometimes, but it
is almost always a pleasure.