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Transition Initiatives are based on four key assumptions: 1. That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it's better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise. 2. That our settlements and communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany peak oil. 3. That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now. 4. That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy descent, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet
Rob Hopkins
"We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously."
Grace Lee Boggs


Thoughts on Collapse
Jake Hanson

This is a blog I wrote after a screening and discussion of Collapse with PeaceUp, which I thoroughly enjoyed. First of all, for those who haven't seen Collapse, it's a film about the perspective of one man, Michael Ruppert, on how peak oil and a debt-...



Resilience is simultaneously robust and flexible. Resilience is exhilarating creativity. Resilience is diversity of approaches and multiplicity of solutions.

C O M M U N I T I E S  O F  R E S I L I E N C E  

In the context of a community, resilience means being able to sustain basic needs on a local level, and move forward building the world we wish to see.  

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. 

C O M M U N I T Y   A U D I T S 

Community Audits embrace taking action recognizing and respecting the balance between "hot spots" and "cool spots" in our local communities, thus empowering us to actively create the vision of a just and healthy world. 

C I T I Z E N S  C A N D I D A T E
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“We the people” granted power to the government through the Constitution, thus "we the people" are responsible for holding our representatives accountable. Citizens Candidate is a model of creating reslience in local politics and confronting the systematic problems of our current political system.


RSVP for Session # 3: Post Capitalism Economics

 On January 26th, we will be hosting a training on Post-Capilatism Economics. We're working with our friends from Transition Salt Lake and Post Carbon Institute, to bring you theories, best practices and models for a society post peak oil. We speak of a...


The Most Amazing Online Organizing Guide Ever
Education & Training

The guide is authored by over 30 of the top online organizers from a spectrum of progressive movement groups: from, Freedom to Marry, New Organizing Institute, Avaaz, GetEqual, Greenpeace, Idle No More, Open Media, and many others.The guide is 80...

Indigenous Philosophy & Politics (Bold School #3)

SOME SOURCES FOR FURTHER READING (INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS)Alfred, T. 2009. Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto. Toronto: Oxford University Press.Angayuqaq Kawagley, O. 2009. “A Yupiaq Worldview: A Pathway to Ecology and Spirit...

De-Growth Resources (Bold School #3)

Post Carbon Institute the myths of the food industry in 6 minutes Surviving Progress

Post Carbon Institute Reader

In the 20th century, cheap and abundant energy brought previously unimaginable advances in health, wealth, and technology, and fed an explosion in population and consumption. But this growth came at an incredible cost. Climate change, peak oil, freshwater...

The Crash Course
Education & Training

This is a 20-chapter video series that ties together 3 broad concepts into a comprehensive analysis of our world -- the economy, energy resources, and the environment. It's the most objective and understandable (yet thorough!) analysis of how the current...

The Global Village Construction Set

 1. Summarize your proposal in 50 words or less:We are developing the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – an advanced industrial economy-in-a-box that can be replicated inexpensively anywhere in the world. The GVCS is like a Lego set of modular...