Local, self-sufficient, optimistic: are Transition Towns the way forward?

June 17, 2013 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

John-Paul Flintoff, The Guardian, June 15, 2013

'There is no cavalry coming to the rescue' … Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition network, which promotes local, self-sufficient economic development. Photograph: Jim Wileman/PA

‘There is no cavalry coming to the rescue’ … Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition network, which promotes local, self-sufficient economic development. Photograph: Jim Wileman/PA

“…in Devon, they asked: ‘What is it that unites people in this town? Is it peak oil, or is it beer?’ And they started a brewery. What are you inviting people to be part of? A group that talks about climate change? Or a historic, celebratory rethink about a place and what it does?”

The key thing is to find ways to bring people together. “In Totnes, we started to change the narrative: how do we create a culture of entrepreneurship, and support young people? And all kinds of new people came in.” More HERE>>

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Entry filed under: Business, Relocalization, Resilience, Students/Youth.

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