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Transition Towns
Transition Towns: Introduction PDF Print E-mail
Transition Town initiative is about asking this BIG question:
"for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?"
Transition Towns Video Showing PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, May 14 Movie Showing: In Transition
Free 7:00 p.m.
Media Education Foundation, 60 Masonic St. Northampton, MA

Transition Town Training in Montague PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rich   

May 15-16, 2010
Western Massachusetts

Transition United States ( is offering the two-day Training for Transition course as developed by the Transition Network in England (, The course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community.  It is recommended for local communities wishing to become an internationally-recognized Transition Initiative.

At the Training for Transition course, you will:

• Explore how the Transition process increases community resilience
• Receive tools for community outreach, education and engagement
• Learn how to summarize the Triple Challenge of Peak Oil, climate instability, and economic deterioration in ways that move people to positive action
• Understand and know how to work with obstacles that have prevented our communities from recognizing and positively responding to the challenge of energy transition
• Experience ways that local social and economic community can be created and strengthened
• Learn ways of creating a positive, shared vision for your community’s future

• Receive support for becoming a Transition catalyst in your community
• Connect with others who are helping your region transition to greater stability and security
• Become a part of a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!

Transition Towns in the PV PDF Print E-mail
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In conjunction with a number of Transition Town projects, EarthThrives is pleased to share what is happening locally and provide knowledge resources to that effort.

The basics: What is the Transition Town Effort: more at

Transition Towns in Massachusetts

The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, by Rob Hopkins
• Transition Primer (free at:

In Transition (watch  at:

What is Peak Oil about: The Crash course by Chris Martenson.

For more info, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact: Tina Clarke


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