Here is a new film to celebrate the quintessential grassroots movement called “Transition” and “Transition Town.” It is a movement which is getting people and communities to re-think and re-design the way they live. The film is an inspirational immersion into the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You will hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies, and setting up community power stations. The film gathers diverse stories of community action from across the globe. It takes you on a journey through what Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns, calls “the four stages of transition.” It is an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity, and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. While many people believe this sense of togetherness is no longer present in modern society, Transition Towns seems to be a great example of people being willing if given that opportunity.
The Transition movement began in 2005 in the market town of Totnes in Devon and since then has sparked off 900 initiatives worldwide. There are initiatives in cities and rural villages, towns and bioregions. Originally billed as a “community-led response to climate change and peak oil,” Transition provides a structure for communities to engage in order to become resilient in the face of these challenges. The term, borrowed from ecology, means the ability for systems to adapt and survive great shocks.
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