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diumenge, 6 de maig de 2012

Transition Towns. The experience


Another way...to experiment, perhaps....take  us to another world 

  1. “Transition is the most vital social experiment of our times.  The Transition movement has already motivated thousands to begin to adapt their lives to the twin challenge of peak oil and climate change.  Drawing on this collective experience, the Transition Companionoffers communities a combination of practical guidance and real vision for the future.” 
Tim Jackson, author of Prosperity without Growth
“What Rob Hopkins has done—in this book, and with the Transition movement—simply couldn’t be more important. We’re coming to a powerful crunch time for our civilization, and if you read this you’ll be well ahead of the curve in understanding how to prepare your community. There’s much beauty here, and hope.”
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

“This is the biggest urban brainwave of the century. A visionary, practical blueprint that took root in a town and is circling the globe. This is a book that can change your life; our lives”.
Nicholas Crane, writer and broadcaster.
 Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

The Transition Companion draws on over three years’ experience of the worldwide Transition movement and gives a new, easily accessible approach to creating change.  It builds on the success of the bestselling The Transition Handbook (over 25,000 copies sold in the UK) and is packed with inspirational stories, photos and illustrations.
In 2008, The Transition Handbook suggested a model for a community-led response to peak oil and climate change. Since then, the Transition idea has gone viral around the world, from Italian villages and Brazilian favelas to universities and London neighbourhoods. In contrast to the ever-worsening stream of information about climate change, the economy and resource depletion, Transition focuses on solutions; on community-scale responses; on meeting new people and having fun.

The Transition Companion picks up the story three years later, drawing from the experience of one of the most fascinating experiments under way in the world today. It tells inspiring tales of communities working for a future where local economies are valued and nurtured, where lower energy use is seen as a benefit, and where enterprise, creativity and the building of resilience have become cornerstones of a new economy.  Here is a short film from the 2011 Transition Network conference of Rob talking about the book:

The Author: Rob Hopkins has created this book through a collaborative process involving thousands of people. He is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He is recognised globally for his grassroots work in promoting community resilience in the light of peak oil and climate change. His blog is on www.transitionculture.org.


An Interview with Rob Hopkins