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Transition Towns

What began as a mere experiment back in 2008, now has more than 2,600 people, initiatives and projects worldwide taking part. Enlisting the help and inspiring the minds of people on a global scale with the same goal – to create a better, more sustainable community. The Transition Network movement focuses on solutions and communities, but also, the simple act of having fun. Ultimately, their main aim is to raise awareness of sustainable living and build local resilience. Communities are encouraged to find ways of reducing energy usage as well as increasing their own self-reliance. With its infectious and inspirational energy, we find out more about the project.

“A transition initiative is a group of people who come together with the audacious belief that they can change the place where they live, making it more resilient, more delightful, more connected, more diverse and more sustainable”, explains Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the network. “They are driven by whatever the people involved are passionate about, but often focus on reimagining and rebuilding the place’s food and energy systems, its local economy – all underpinned by a spirit of imagination, positivity and possibility. It started in my small town of Totnes in Devon, and is now active in over 50 countries. It was once described as being ‘more like a party than a protest march.”

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