Transition Towns

The Transition approach is a replicable, flexible methodology that empowers communities to face the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability, and to unleash their collective genius to answer the momentous questions around how to drastically reduce carbon emissions, how to rebuild resilience, and how to strengthen local economies. Transition Initiatives don't claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in our communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to build our future upon localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.

     For more information on what Transition Initiatives are and how they work, click here, and here. See the Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins for a complete and inspiring treatment by the Transition movement's founder.

Why Transition? Central to the Transition Town movement is the idea that a life without oil could in fact be far more enjoyable and fulfilling than the present: “by shifting our mind-set we can actually recognize the coming post-cheap oil era as an opportunity rather than a threat, and design the future low carbon age to be thriving, resilient and abundant — somewhere much better to live than our current alienated consumer culture based on greed, war and the myth of perpetual growth. Over 300 towns and cities around the world are responding to the triple challenges of;

Key areas we are looking at are; Local Food and food security, Local Health and healing systems to enhance the quality of life for all ages and economic status, Sustainable energy practices, Local Currency, transportation systems that use little energy, Art and transition culture, and more… join us!

We are actively creating teams to help bring about transition in Putney. If you are interested in joining us and being part of the movement please come to our next event, join our List serv or contact us. How can a small group of people reading a book make such a big difference? Because it is the whole community that really gets involved… You can view our mission statement and join in the fun of our many community events.