The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times

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The Transition Companion Originally published: Totnes, Devon [England]: Green Books, 2011. Full description

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In 2008, the bestselling The Transition Handbook suggested a model for a community-led response to peak oil and climate change. Since then, the Transition idea has gone viral across the globe, from universities and London neighbourhoods to Italian villages and Brazilian favelas. There are now hundreds of Transition towns and Transition initiatives around the world. In contrast to the ever-worsening stream of information about climate change, the economy and resource depletion, the Transition movement focuses on solutions, on community-scale projects and on positive results.

The Transition Companion picks up the story today, describing one of the most fascinating experiments now under way in the world. It answers the question 'What is Transition?' and shows how communities are working for a future where local enterprises are valued and nurtured; where lower energy use is seen as a benefit; and where cooperation, creativity and the building of resilience are the cornerstones of a new economy.

In the first part of the book author and Transition movement co-founder Rob Hopkins discusses where we are now in terms of resilience to the problems of rising oil prices, climate change and economic uncertainty. He presents a vision of how the future might look if we succeed in addressing these issues. Rob Hopkins then looks in detail at the process a community in transition goes through, drawing on the experience of those who have already embarked on this journey. These examples show how much can be achieved when people harness energy and imagination to create projects that will make their communities more resilient. The Transition Companion combines practical advice - the tools needed to start and maintain a Transition initiative - with numerous inspiring stories from local groups worldwide.

Contents
Transition Companion Contents Forewords
Introduction
PART ONE: Why the Transition movement does what it does
The emergence of an idea: a potted history of Transition; Why Transition initiatives do what they do; Where we might be headed: the power of future scenarios; Resilience and localisation; A taste of a powered-down future
PART TWO: What the Transition response looks like in practice
Framing Transition; The story of four Transition initiatives told using ingredients and tools PART THREE: How the Transition movement does what it does - ingredients for success
Starting out
Backcasting
Deepening
Connecting
Building
Daring to dream
Policies for Transition; A learning network; Investing in Transition
Epilogue: Where might all this be going?
Appendices
Notes and references
Resources

Biographie de l'auteur :

Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He has many years' experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and set up the first two-year full-time permaculture course in the world, at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland.

He is author of The Transition Handbook: from oil dependence to local resilience (now out of print) and The Transition Companion: making your community more resilient in uncertain times, and co-author of Local Food: how to make it happen in your community (all published by Green Books / Transition Books); also Transition in Action: Totnes and District 2030: an Energy Descent Plan (co-author), Woodlands for West Cork! and Energy Descent Pathways.

The Transition Handbook has been published in seven other languages to date, and was voted the fifth most popular book taken on holiday by MPs during the summer of 2008. Rob publishes www.transitionculture.org, which has been voted the fourth best green blog in the UK . He is the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, is an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, served as a Soil Association Trustee for three years, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK's top 100 environmentalists. He is the winner of the 2009 Observer Ethical Award in the Grassroots Campaigner category, and in December 2009 was voted the Energy Saving Trust / Guardian's Green Community Hero. He lectures and writes widely on peak oil and Transition, regularly featuring as a keynote speaker, and has participated at the following events, among others: Community Land Trust Conference; WWF; Sustainable Consumption and Production Conference; Eco-Build Summit; Prince's Foundation Annual Conference at St James's Palace; Skype presentation to the Nova Scotia Planning Directors Association (NSPDA) Conference; Skype presentation for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) conference.

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