Transition Towns

T R A N S I T I O N   T O W N S 

The Transition Town movement incorporates community resilience on an everyday level that transforms your community into a network of local sustainability and resilience.  

The term resilience has become the central theme of a 21st century movement called Transition Towns. Transition Towns are popping up in cities and town all over the world as communities are becoming acutely aware of the need to focus and provide for themselves locally.  Transition Towns is a movement that was started by Rob Hopkins, author of the Transition Handbook, co-founder of Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes.  As the Transition Network describes, the Transition Initiative is:

Communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.

Really, it's the opposite of us sitting in our armchairs complaining about what's wrong, and instead, it's about getting up and doing something constructive about it alongside our neighbours and fellow townsfolk. And people tell us that as a result of being involved in their local "transition initiative", they're happier, their community feels more robust and they have made a lot of new friends.”

Peaceful Uprising has been a pushing force in organizing and starting Salt Lake City’s new Transition Town which now has a functioning Steering Committee and holds weekly gatherings that teach new skills such as: sewing, composting, gardening techniques, etc.

Our challenge to you: See if there is a Transition Town that has been started in your community - if there is, get involved!  If not, read up on Transition Towns and get a group together that would be interested in starting one. For more information, you can always visit: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/support/what-transition-initiative