Transition Initiatives

What are Transition Initiatives?

The aims of the Transition Initiatives are to equip communities for the dual challenges of climate change and peak oil. The founder of Transition Initiatives (Rob Hopkins) explains what they are all about.

What exactly is a Transition Town?

A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. There are thousands of initiatives around the world starting their journey to answer this crucial question:

“for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly rebuild resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil and economic contraction) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?”