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Could You Live Zero Waste for a Year? Jenny did...

The theory is, less stuff coming in means less stuff going out.

What Does the Power to Convene Look Like in Stroud?

What does the Power to Convene look like in the work of Transition Stroud?

What Makes a Good Mediator?

Part of the Power to Convene (our theme for January and February) is the ability to bring groups and people together to work in new ways. The story of the South Devon Cycle Link campaign and in particular the role of James Furse has many useful insights for this.

How 'The Power to Convene' can transform Transition

It was in a small sideroom at the Resilience Hub in Portland, Maine, that I first heard the term ‘The Power to Convene’. It fascinated me, and finally gave me a name for this thing I’d been seeing for years.

Responding to the Prison Industrial Complex with Permaculture and Resilience

People are also the environment, we are our own ecological system integrated into the larger systems.

Learning from Japan's Edo Period: What Is Just Enough?

This seems to be an oxymoron to us – how is it possible to have a better quality of life without consuming more?

Knowing what 'just enough' is

One of the most extraordinary books I have read in recent years is Just Enough: lessons in living green from traditional Japan by Azby Brown.

My year without Amazon

Exactly a year ago today I wrote a piece on this blog called The day I closed my Amazon account. It set out why, and how, I had decided that Amazon was so at odds with my values that I was withdrawing my support for good 

One Minute Review: Incredible! by Pam Warhurst & Joanna Dobson

Incredible!: Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution is the story of Incredible Edible Todmorden (IET), the food-growing project in Yorkshire which has inspired people around the world to look at their urban spaces in a very different way.

Unveiling the 2014 Transition Christmas TV Advert

I have sometimes been asked "if you had a prime time TV advertising slot to promote Transition, what would you put on it?"