What is the Transition Movement?
A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc.) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion (resulting in ever rising fuel prices) and increasingly, economic decline.
Each initiative comprises of a group of like-minded volunteers, who adopt the
and work together locally to combat these
global challenges, and whose thinking can be briefly summarised as follows:
- Concern about the rate at which we’re using natural resources
such as oil. In around 170 years we’ve managed to deplete natural oil
reserves to a point where demand will start to surpass supply, oil
that took hundreds of thousands of years to form.
- Concern about the extent to which we’re damaging our
environment and contributing to climate change through our
energy-intensive way of living.
- Concern that Government and big business are reacting too
slowly to the ecological and social challenges that face us. The
time to act is now and surely if we all do our little bit we can
make a difference.
- Sometimes the enormity of global issues like these seem
daunting in terms of what we can do about them. Think globally,
- So the aim is to do as much as we can to encourage a more
sustainable way of living within a community, through
walking/cycling rather than driving, growing our own food, buying
locally, using green energy, recycling, using community transport
to name but a few. Activities that bring communities together, a
really good thing.