Dec 22, 2015
The A to C of The A to C of TransitionTransition – an overview…– an overview…
Resilience is not a New Resilience is not a New Idea.Idea.Totnes in the 1930’s…Totnes in the 1930’s…
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George Heath.George Heath.A Powerdown Pioneer.A Powerdown Pioneer.
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© Totnes Image Bank1981
The 4 Recognitions of the The 4 Recognitions of the Transition Movement.Transition Movement.
1.1. Life with less energy is inevitable and it is Life with less energy is inevitable and it is better to plan for it than be taken by surprisebetter to plan for it than be taken by surprise
2.2. We have lost the resilience to be able to cope We have lost the resilience to be able to cope with energy shockswith energy shocks
3.3. We have to act for ourselves and we have to We have to act for ourselves and we have to act nowact now
4.4. By unleashing the collective genius of the By unleashing the collective genius of the community we can design ways of living that community we can design ways of living that are more enriching, satisfying and connected are more enriching, satisfying and connected than the present.than the present.
Central group deepening
The Early Stages of TransitionThe Early Stages of Transition
Reskilling events and workshops
Form initiating group
Awareness raising events, gather emails, widen participation
Open space / form working groups
Form working groups
Form an Initiating Group and Form an Initiating Group and Design Its Evolution from the Design Its Evolution from the Outset Outset
Awareness Raising…Awareness Raising…
Visiting Speakers…Visiting Speakers…Totnes Sept – Dec ’06Totnes Sept – Dec ’06Chris JohnstoneHelena Norberg-HodgeGuy WatsonPaul MobbsBob FlowerdewDavid FlemingPeter RussellAubrey MeyerTony JuniperMolly Scott CatoJerry Mander Richard Heinberg
Penny Livingstone-StarkChris Skrebowski
Jeremy LeggettPatrick Holden
Vandana Shiva Wolfgang SachsHerbert Girardet
Peter LipmanBill Dunster
Bob TomlinsonAndrew Simms
Lay the FoundationsLay the Foundations
• Collaborate where possible
• Co-operation, not competition.
Estates in Transition conference. June 11th 2007.
Working with Local Working with Local LandownersLandowners
The Official UnleashingThe Official Unleashing
“Maybe they will tell stories about what happened in Totnes. Maybe this evening will be something that is the beginning of one of those stories”.
Dr Chris Johnstone – TTT Unleashing Sept ’06.
Form Working GroupsForm Working Groups
Up and RunningUp and RunningArts / Food / Energy / Economics / Arts / Food / Energy / Economics / Liaison with Local Government / Liaison with Local Government / Heart and Soul – the psychology Heart and Soul – the psychology of change / Medicine and Health /of change / Medicine and Health /Housing /Education / TransportHousing /Education / Transport
In formation;In formation;Youth, Youth,
Use Open Space TechnologyUse Open Space Technology
Develop Visible Manifestations Develop Visible Manifestations of the Projectof the Project
“Totnes, the Nut Tree Capital of Britain”. Tree Planting, January 2007.
Example: Local Food Directory
Example: The Totnes Example: The Totnes PoundPound
Example: Transition Example: Transition TalesTales
Facilitate the Great Facilitate the Great ReskillingReskilling
Skilling Up for Skilling Up for Powerdown.Powerdown.Peak Oil / Climate Change, Permaculture Principles, Food, Energy, Building and Housing, Woodlands, Water, Waste, Economics, The Psychology of Change, Energy Descent Planning…
Great Reskilling coursesGreat Reskilling courses
Wild Foods, Wild Foods, natural building, natural building, seed saving, seed saving, hand made hand made paints, stove paints, stove building, forest building, forest gardening, food gardening, food growing, bread growing, bread making...making...
Build a Bridge to Local Build a Bridge to Local GovernmentGovernment
World Cafe on Peak Oil and Climate Change with Local Councillors
Endorsed by Totnes Town Council
Contributions to Local Development Framework.
Honour the EldersHonour the Elders
Energy Descent Energy Descent PathwaysPathways
Engage the community!!Engage the community!! Start with a vision and then Start with a vision and then
backcastbackcast Use scenario planning to Use scenario planning to
work with uncertaintywork with uncertainty Incorporate creative Incorporate creative
activities – Transition Talesactivities – Transition Tales Integrate with LA planning?Integrate with LA planning?
Let It Go Where It Let It Go Where It Wants to GoWants to Go
Solar Water Solar Water Heater Challenge.Heater Challenge.
The Totnes The Totnes Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Supply Company Supply Company (TRESCO)(TRESCO)
Lending LibraryLending Library Earth widsom Earth widsom
councilcouncil Greenhouse Greenhouse
Britain Arts projectBritain Arts project Nut tree plantingNut tree planting Car Share ClubCar Share Club TTT International TTT International
Youth Music Youth Music Festival…Festival…