You are probably wondering why I named my blog, ‘Transition Now’. What is the transition that I’m referring to? According to the Transition Network Site,
A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. There are thousands of initiatives around the world starting their journey to answer this crucial question:
“for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly rebuild resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil and economic contraction) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?”
I have started this process with my family here but I’m hoping that this effort will grow into a movement in our community. There are many great resources that are available for anyone who is interested in building resilience.
Definition of Resilience: The capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and re-organise while undergoing change, so as to retain essentially the same function, structure, identity and feedbacks.
Here are a few of my favorite resources:
Transition USA – Providing inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States
Transition Culture – An evolving exploration into the head and hands of energy descent
Post Peak Living – Everything you need to know about Peak Oil and how to prepare for post peak life.
Beyond Peak – A Guide to Self-Sufficiency and Sustainable Living
Recommended Reading List for Transitioning to Post Peak Living – This list is put together by Transition USA
Films – Comprehensive list of documentaries also put together by Transition USA
More on Peak Oil and why we need to build resilience:
Peak Oil News – The latest on peak oil news, information resources and articles
If Oil Runs Out – BBC video on Peak Oil
The Oil Drum – For news and insights and peak fossil fuel production
Why Peak Oil is Serious (Video)
Wolf at the Door – A beginners guide to peak oil
Dry Dipstick – A Peak Oil Metadirectory
Addicted to Oil ( Video)