Written by Carolyn Baker and posted on her site ‘Speaking Truth to Power’ on January 4th, 209.
For several months I have been meaning to write a review of Rob Hopkins’ The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, but other things got in the way – like a planetary economic meltdown and out of control climate change that exceeds some of the most dire predictions by climate scientists. I should have spoken out earlier in support of this movement, but I didn’t. Now, as we commence this new year, I am.
I will begin this book “review” by telling you that I find nothing-absolutely nothing wrong with The Transition Handbook. If that then makes this article into a commercial for the book instead of a review, so be it.
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Transition Towns: Strawberries and Cream in the People’s Paradise?
Posted on the Chelsea Green website on Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Often (I’m told), a new convert to the Transition Movement will embrace it with the fervor of a religious zealot. Read more….
The original article that started this conversation is by Michael Greer, someone whose blogs posts I have been reading intermittently for a while now and find them brilliant. You can read more about this here and then also Rob Hopkins response.
I do want to recommend to also read the comments to Michael Greer’s as well as Rob Hopkin’s blog articles.

Putting Healthcare on an Energy Diet November 10th, 2008
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The challenge facing comunity is positive change
September 17, 2008 in Bonner County Daily Bee
Every day in every way we face th challenge of change. Read more….

Communities plan for a low energy future
September 11, 2008 in Christian Science Monitor by Judith D. Schwartz
‘Transition initiatives,’ begun in Britain, aim to empower people to tackle effects of climate change and decline of oil. Read more….

Sandpoint named one of two US ‘Transition Towns’
June 8, 2008 in Bonner County Daily Bee by David Gunter
Group forms to promote local food, fuel independence. Read more….


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