Introduction to Transition

The Transition process that I am involved with and often refer to is a way we can wean ourselves off fossil fuels so that we may take action locally on climate change, resource depletion and the neoliberal, industry led society we find ourselves in. By becoming resilient we not only address the problems associated with relying on imports for everything but we also build resilience to global shocks – something widely anticipated with accelerating climate change and resource depletion.

Here is Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland on Facebook and Twitter.

Taken from the international network website

People do Transition for all sorts of reasons:

  • to get to know their neighbours;
  • to feel like they are making a difference in the world;
  • because the world’s huge challenges (climate change, social inequality, economic decline and so on) feel more manageable if addressed at the local scale (as one person put it, “Transition changed my relationship to the problems”);
  • to catalyse all manner of new projects, enterprises and investment opportunities;
  • to learn new skills;
  • to feel like they are creating a new story for their place;
  • to feel connected to other people and to something historic and exciting happening around them;
  • because they feel it is “the right thing to do”.

You can watch a short video here that explains Transition in about 2 minutes.

Here’s some background and insight from my recent experience with the network.

Here’s a link to all of my posts categorised as Transition.

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