Magazine article New Internationalist

Transition Handbook from Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Magazine article New Internationalist

Transition Handbook from Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

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Transition Handbook From oil dependency to local resilience by Rob Hopkins (Green Books, ISBN 9781900322188)

Since its inception just two years ago, the Transition movement has grown with a surprising rapidity. There are now nearly 40 official Transition Initiatives around Britain and some 600 at more formative stages around the globe. Put simply, the idea is that the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change mean we will be living lives that are less energy intense and more local in the near future. Rather than impoverishing us, this change will actually lead to greater well-being and more fulfilled lives. But we must start to design the change for ourselves now rather than wait for the current system to collapse.

This beautifully designed Handbook brings together the insights and experience of Hopkins and his fellow pioneers. …

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