Building a world of
resilient communities.

Have You Done the Transition Health Check Yet?

Interestingly the similarities between a healthy human body and a healthy Transition group are both about taking an holistic view of what is happening in order to prevent problems by checking that all the different parts are working well.

Planning: the untapped power of community consent

When planning consent is given for a development which local people bitterly oppose, is that the end of the story?

1% Local Food?: Unveiling Transition Buxton's Economic Resilience Study

 One local Councillor wants to use the report’s findings to help combat a new supermarket being proposed for the town.

Who gets left with the unburnable carbon?

The headline findings on a global level are that around 80% of coal reserves, 50% of gas and one third of oil reserves need to remain unburnt if we are to have this chance of 2°C.

Review: "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels". Really?

There is no “moral case for fossil fuels”, just as there was no “moral case for slavery” in 1860.

On Convening Faith Groups

It behoves us as Transitioners to try to diffuse a message to invite people to consider how we’re moving towns and villages and hamlets towards resilience to create that space, because we bump up against so many different types of people here.

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.