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This powerful new book by permaculture leader Rob Hopkins is described as a story from the front lines of the rapidly growing Transition Towns wave sweeping the planet, awaking communities to address Peak Oil and Climate Change. This book explains the issues, strategies and tools used to mobilise people to action without the support of central government or big business. This is a very useful guide for permaculture activists everywhere who are taking action in the their local communities.
"The Transition Towns process is one of the most exciting outcomes of permaculture thinking and action in the world today."—David Holmgren co-originator of the permaculture concept
"If your town is not yet a Transition Town, here is guidance for making it one. We have little time, and much to accomplish."—Richard Heinberg author of Peak Everything
“This is much more than just a book. It is a manual for a movement. And not just any movement, but one which – in avoiding the civilisational collapse threatened by the twin crises of peak oil and climate change – could prove to be the most important social force humanity has ever seen.”—Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees
We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process – without thinking ahead to plan for when the supply is not so plentiful. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities, which will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies, keeping money in the local area.
Listen to Rob below explaining the Transition Towns phenomenon