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The founder of a growing movement shows us around 'Transition Town Totnes' in Devon and talks about peak oil, the origin of the Transition Towns concept and how to help your community develop an 'energy descent plan' and prepare to 'power down.'

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"A free tele - seminar by hOurworld and Transition US on time-banking. In this (free) teleseminar Linda and Terry will cover the history of timebanking; various models, structures, and funding mechanisms; resources available to those interested in getting started; sustainability challenges; and opportunities for and examples of collaboration between the Transition and Time Bank movements." -The Economics of Happiness pass on...

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Local, self-sufficient, optimistic: are Transition Towns the way forward?

Local, self-sufficient, optimistic: are Transition Towns the way forward? Locally grown food, community-owned power stations, local currencies … can small-scale actions make a difference? Yes, according to the Transition network – in fact, it's our only hope

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Local, self-sufficient, optimistic: are Transition Towns the way forward?

Wow, this could work! Self sufficiency at a local level. I especially like the idea of imagining what-if, then trying to what-if your way back to "how".

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Transition towns (such as Totnes, Devon, UK, shown here) are grassroots community initiatives seeking to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability. Click image for details and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Consume Less' board for more sustainable thinking.

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