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Transition Towns, the story so far...

Documentation provided at the "Traning for Transition" training, Totnes, September 2009

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Transition Towns, the story so far...

  1. 1. TRANSITION TOWNS- ...the story so far Naresh Giangrande www.transitiontowns.org www.Livingonthecusp.org www.transitionculture.org “ The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by sceptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need people who can dream of things that never were” John F Kennedy Transition Forest of Dean: Transition Oxford
  2. 2. A community initiative with three essential components: <ul><li>A Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Plans or Pathways that create the transition from where we are now to our Vision </li></ul><ul><li>A set of principles that guide and inform the pathways and plans. </li></ul>Transition Training 2007
  3. 3. Visioning our Future…. <ul><li>What would a post carbon, energy scarce world look like? </li></ul>
  4. 4. We need to address our collective inability to vision the future we actually want…. Transition Training 2007
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  12. 13. Industrial Ascent (Modernism) Energy & Resource Use Population Pollution Climax Techno-Fantasy Green-Tech Stability Earth stewardship Mad Max Great Grand Children Agriculture 10.000yrs BP Industrial Revolution Baby Boom Pre-industrial sustainable culture Historical Time Future Time Creative Descent ( Permaculture) Where are we going?
  13. 14. Begin with the end in mind
  14. 15. A positive vision creates its own call to action and self selects an initiating group
  15. 16. “ Hippy nonsense Vision can’t Create the Future???”
  16. 17. <ul><li>“ It will be a huge wrench to leave all this behind, but I have always wanted to live in the country. Our new house will be an eco-home. We are going from one extreme to another”. </li></ul><ul><li>Anna Ryder Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>Hello! magazine 1 st January 2008 </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>TT project leaders need to develop and constantly feed an unshakable belief (founded on actual examples and by living their transition) that we can create a new environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just world. </li></ul><ul><li>This is one of the keys </li></ul><ul><li>To creating a sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Initiative </li></ul>Transition Training 2007

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