The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times

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Green Books, 2011 - Community development - 320 pages
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In contrast to the ever-worsening stream of information about climate change, the economy and resource depletion, Transition focuses on solutions, on community-scale projects and on positive results. The bestselling 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 across the globe, from universities and London neighborhoods to Italian villages and Brazilian favelas. The Transition Companion picks up the story 5 years later, describing one of the most fascinating experiments now under way in the world. It shows how communities are working for a future where local enterprises are valued and nurtured; where lower energy use is seen as a benefit; and where cooperation, creativity and the building of resilience are the cornerstones of a new economy.

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First exposure or follow up—The Transition Companion is recommended reading You can start or continue your journey with the Transition Movement with this book. For those who are new to the concept ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Rob Hopkins is the cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He set up the first two-year, full-time permaculture course in the world at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland, as well as the first ecovillage development in Ireland to be granted planning permission. He is the author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff and The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times and the coauthor of Local Food: How to Make It Happen in Your Community. He is the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, is an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, served as a Soil Association trustee for three years, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK's top 100 environmentalists.

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