Interview by Andrew Martin with James Samuel
In 2007 when the Transition network started there were a handful of communities embracing the Transition concept, today there are around 65 Transition Towns in New Zealand. Transition Towns are a grass roots movement established by Rob Hopkins in the UK in response to Climate change and resource depletion. The movement started in 2006 with a handful of small villages in Britain, now there are thousands of Transition Towns across the world. The Transition Network’s role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.