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;
- Climate change, brought on by deforestation and burning fossil fuels (causing high levels of CO2), over population, factory farming, and so on. View a video of Bill McKibben’s speech.
- Peak Oil – brought on by pumping half of all known oil reserves in one century.
- Economic instability caused by a broken monetary system that relies on false wealth and continued growth.
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.