Saturday I read for hours about the UK Transition Towns. All of the information seems to be freely available. This movement is well under way with at least 50 towns involved and many 100’s more beginning across the UK and other countries. Never think that one individual can’t do much alone. Rob Hopkins speaking here for about an hour in an interview from the past.
And go hear a rousing song, The News, that is a joyous version of what this movement is about – IMHO. You will recognize the vocalist’s voice because Carbon/Silicon is the project of Mick Jones (formerly of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite) and Tony James (Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik). They make politically astute, current-sounding punkish rock, much of which is free to download from their website.
I have searched and googled for the blog where I first learned about Transition Towns. I remember distinctly a commenter praising the blogger for turning her on to the information about Transition Towns. I remember that I googled Transition Towns and got a WIKI link and scanned the concepts and downloaded the Transition Initiatives Primer pdf here.
Well, I sat on this for a few days and proceeded to forget my source, but didn’t forget to go back to this primer and read it. This is the most fruitful document I have come across this year. I am not done with this movement.
H/t to Ethicurean: Chew the Right Thing for the music link.