The Transition Towns / Transition Initiatives movement provides a strategy for effectively addressing the predicaments of peak oil, climate change, economic instability, and other threats. Founder Rob Hopkins draws on decades of intensive experience with insights from permaculture, future visions of sustainable life, re-localization of the economy, addiction healing, and “re-skilling” of the population in generating strategies for building resilient and self-reliant communities.
The Alliance has committed to working on transition efforts in the Lehigh Valley. Its Transitions Working Group is now Transitions Lehigh Valley, an official Transition Initiative and a wannabe Local Coordinating Hub. It figures to be a major organizing and mobilizing effort of the Alliance.
Transitions U — a project of Transitions Lehigh Valley — is to be made up of multiple learning environments for exploring the re-skilling and re-thinking needed. It is, potentially, a powerful way to organize people, groups, and communities around learning, exploration of ideas and strategies.
Transitions Lehigh Valley, including its Transitions U, is one of the collaborative organizational structures that can engage, empower, and enable people, communities, and movement organizations to take action, especially when it works synergistically with the other collaborative organizational structures.
We recommend The Transition Handbook – from oil dependency to local resilience, by Rob Hopkins. Copies can be ordered from Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont. (802-295-6300)
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