Transition Initiatives: Are community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighbourhood become stronger and happier.
These 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.
R Ranson wrote:
One of the biggest problems I have with the other elements of our local transition group is that they rely heavily on FB or other social media sites that require members have accounts to even read what's posted. I know a lot of people locally who are interested in things like the Transition movement are not willing to give away our personal information to organizations like Facebook, so we get excluded from participating in what would otherwise be an exciting opportunity.
What if a group of you started a FB page, (or even a dummy person?)
Matt Grantham wrote: Pardon if this is repetitive but could folks explain why discussion forums cannot serve the collective discussion function that some here are saying Facebook does not satisfy?