The Transition Companion

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Forewords Introduction PART ONE: Why the Transition movement does what it does Chapter 1: The emergence of an idea: a potted history of Transition Chapter 2: Why Transition initiatives do what they do Chapter 3: Where we might be headed: the power of future scenarios Chapter 4: Resilience and localisation Chapter 5: A taste of a powered-down future PART TWO: What the Transition response looks like in practice Chapter 6: Framing Transition Chapter 7: The story of four Transition initiatives told using ingredients and tools PART THREE: How the Transition movement does what it does - ingredients for success Starting out 1. Coming together as groups 2. Inclusion and diversity Tools for Transition No.1: Permaculture design 3. Respectful communication 4. Forming an initiating group Tools for Transition No.2: Standing up to speak 5. Understanding scale 6. Measurement Tools for Transition No.3: Transition Training 7. Visioning 8. Arts and creativity Tools for Transition No.4: Running effective meetings 9. Awareness raising 10. Forming working groups8 Tools for Transition No.5: Forming a legal entity 11. Building partnerships 12. The evolving structure Tools for Transition No.6: Communicating with the media 13. Backcasting 14. Creating a space for inner Transition Deepening 1. 'Transition Towers' - having an office, or not? 2. Practical manifestations Tools for Transition No.7: Volunteers and volunteering 3. The 'Great Reskilling' 4. How we communicate Tools for Transition No.8: Financing your Transition initiative 5. Celebrating 6. Celebrate failure 7. "How are we doing?" 8. Local food initiatives 9. Momentum 10. Ensuring land access Tools for Transition No.9: Supporting each other 11. Personal resilience Tools for Transition No.10: Unleashings Tools for Transition No.11: Healthy conflict 12. Education for Transition Connecting 1. Forming networks of Transition initiatives Tools for Transition No.12: Street-by-street behaviour change 2. Involving the council Tools for Transition No.13: Becoming the media 3. Working with local businesses Tools for Transition No.14: Energy Resilience Assessment 4. Oral histories Tools for Transition No.15: Community brainstorming tools 5. Engaging young people Tools for Transition No.16: Meaningful maps 6. The role of storytelling Tools for Transition No.17: Speaking up for Transition 7. Pausing for reflection Building 1. Energy Descent Action Plans 2. Social enterprise and entrepreneurship 3. Scaling up Tools for Transition No.18: Community renewable energy companies 4. Strategic local infrastructure Tools for Transition No.19: Tools for plugging the leaks 5. Appropriate technologies 6. Community ownership of assets Tools for Transition No.20: Community-supported farms, bakeries and breweries 7. Strategic thinking Tools for Transition No.21: Peak oil resolutions Daring to dream 1. Policies for Transition 2. A learning network 3. Investing in Transition Epilogue: Where might all this be going? Appendices Notes and references Resources

The Transition Companion

Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times

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Subtitled "Making Your Community More Resilient In Uncertain Times" Draws on over 3 years' experience of the worldwide Transition movement, and gives a new, easily accessible approach to creating change. Packed with inspirational stories, photos and illustrations of a community-led response to oil depletion and climate change, where enterprise, creativity and the friendly building of resilience have become cornerstones of a new economy.

Rob Hopkins has long been aware of the implications of our oil-dependent status, and has been energetically campaigning to increase awareness of its impact. Having successfully created an Energy Descent Plan for Kinsale in Ireland which was later adopted as policy by the town council, Rob moved to Totnes in Devon and initiatied Transition Town Totnes, the first UK town to address the issues of life after peak oil.

"The biggest urban brainwave of the century. A visionary, practical blueprint that took root in a town and is circling the globe.This is a book that can change your life; our lives." Nick Crane - writer and broadcaster "Transition is the most vital social experiement of our times. The Transition movement has already motivated thousands of people to begin to adapt their lives to the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change. Drawing on this collective experience, The Transition Companion offers communities a combination of practical guidance and real vision for the future." Tim Jackson - author of Prosperity Without Growth "There is no more important journey we can undertake than the transition from our current fossil fuel dependency to locally based economic resiliency. This book is the ideal companion for that journey - optimistic yet clear-headed; informed by experience yet playful and encouraging. Hopkins's wisdom, creativity, and gentle humor pervade each captivating page." Richard Heinberg - Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute; author, The End of Growth "What Rob Hopkins has done - in this book, and with the Transition movement - simply couldn't be more important. We're coming to a powerful crunch time for our civilization, and if you read this you'll be well ahead of the curve in understanding how to prepare your community. There's much beauty here, and hope." Bill McKibben - author of Eaarth "I read so many books about peak oil, the state of the world, and environmental degradation that I often glaze over. This one is different. It has authority born from practical experience, with a musculature that is immediately engaging, even reassuring. It feels mature. The book is not afraid to catalogue the limitations and failures, even celebrate them, as well as the successes." Maddy Harland - Permaculture Magazine "This book ought to come with a warning: 'this book will leave you with no excuses left for not getting involved in Transition.' That sense of invitation is not accidental. Rob puts himself forward at the end of the book, describing The Transition Companion as "the current thinking about what transition is and how it works - an invitation to pick it up, try it out, see if it works for you and, if so, make it yours." Make Wealth History - October 2011 "Just like The Transition Handbook and The Transition Timeline, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to make the journey from where we are now to where we need - actually, want - to go next. It perfectly encapsulates the spirit of what is now an extraordinary worldwide movement, showing the change to be something beautiful and inspiring and not the terrible sacrifice that it can often be perceived as by a fundamentally unhappy society that really ought to be ready to sacrifice it's unhappiness. It's realistic, its based on over three years experience meaning its advice is more accurate, meaningful and useful than the excellent handbook, and as always from Rob it's incredibly well-written. It's inspiring, very practical and like all good permaculture teachers, Rob makes no pretence to having all the answers. But he has many of the right questions. The answers have to some degree be localised. I just want to say thanks to all involved in the publication of this, your work is a vital service to our world." Mark Boyle - founder of Freeconomy & author of 'The Moneyless Man'

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Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

27.10.2011

Verlag

Green Books

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320

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Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

27.10.2011

Verlag

Green Books

Seitenzahl

320

Maße (L/B/H)

26,4/19,7/2,2 cm

Gewicht

1094 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-900322-97-3

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  • The Transition Companion
  • Forewords Introduction PART ONE: Why the Transition movement does what it does Chapter 1: The emergence of an idea: a potted history of Transition Chapter 2: Why Transition initiatives do what they do Chapter 3: Where we might be headed: the power of future scenarios Chapter 4: Resilience and localisation Chapter 5: A taste of a powered-down future PART TWO: What the Transition response looks like in practice Chapter 6: Framing Transition Chapter 7: The story of four Transition initiatives told using ingredients and tools PART THREE: How the Transition movement does what it does - ingredients for success Starting out 1. Coming together as groups 2. Inclusion and diversity Tools for Transition No.1: Permaculture design 3. Respectful communication 4. Forming an initiating group Tools for Transition No.2: Standing up to speak 5. Understanding scale 6. Measurement Tools for Transition No.3: Transition Training 7. Visioning 8. Arts and creativity Tools for Transition No.4: Running effective meetings 9. Awareness raising 10. Forming working groups8 Tools for Transition No.5: Forming a legal entity 11. Building partnerships 12. The evolving structure Tools for Transition No.6: Communicating with the media 13. Backcasting 14. Creating a space for inner Transition Deepening 1. 'Transition Towers' - having an office, or not? 2. Practical manifestations Tools for Transition No.7: Volunteers and volunteering 3. The 'Great Reskilling' 4. How we communicate Tools for Transition No.8: Financing your Transition initiative 5. Celebrating 6. Celebrate failure 7. "How are we doing?" 8. Local food initiatives 9. Momentum 10. Ensuring land access Tools for Transition No.9: Supporting each other 11. Personal resilience Tools for Transition No.10: Unleashings Tools for Transition No.11: Healthy conflict 12. Education for Transition Connecting 1. Forming networks of Transition initiatives Tools for Transition No.12: Street-by-street behaviour change 2. Involving the council Tools for Transition No.13: Becoming the media 3. Working with local businesses Tools for Transition No.14: Energy Resilience Assessment 4. Oral histories Tools for Transition No.15: Community brainstorming tools 5. Engaging young people Tools for Transition No.16: Meaningful maps 6. The role of storytelling Tools for Transition No.17: Speaking up for Transition 7. Pausing for reflection Building 1. Energy Descent Action Plans 2. Social enterprise and entrepreneurship 3. Scaling up Tools for Transition No.18: Community renewable energy companies 4. Strategic local infrastructure Tools for Transition No.19: Tools for plugging the leaks 5. Appropriate technologies 6. Community ownership of assets Tools for Transition No.20: Community-supported farms, bakeries and breweries 7. Strategic thinking Tools for Transition No.21: Peak oil resolutions Daring to dream 1. Policies for Transition 2. A learning network 3. Investing in Transition Epilogue: Where might all this be going? Appendices Notes and references Resources