This is the first blog from guest editor Helene Oakley. Helene will be writing on the theme of “Transition from the edge and in-between”. The closets we live in and the personal work of transition. As guest editor over the coming weeks I’ll be curating my blogs on the themes of gender, sexuality and power. These […]
Our guest editors Raquel Ribeiro and Daniel Pinheiro document stories of migration, particularly to their local area in Portugal, as well as examine the implications of migration and sustainable living. You can find their blog here.
This is the fifth blog from guest editors, The Eroles Project. Co-founder Ruth tells us about Regeneration Project Granada. I am part of a group of 12 people living in the village of Saleres, Valle de Lecrín, close to Granada in Spain. We come from Europe, West Africa, South America and the Middle East. Some of us […]
This is the third blog from guest editor, Wangũi Kamonji – researcher, storyteller, dancer, community builder, teacher and learner. Joseph Lentunyoi and the Laikipia Permaculture Centre Interested to find out what the buzz in environmental circles regarding permaculture was about, I took a permaculture design course in May this year. I found myself at Laikipia […]
This is the fourth blog from guest editors, The Eroles Project. The Eroles Project, erolesproject.org, works to create conditions for personal and political change towards a sustainable and equitable world, through building an active community of changemakers, designing complex-responsive projects and hosting international residencies. During the summer of 2017, two-week residencies were run in Eroles, in […]
Our guest editors Raquel Ribeiro and Daniel Pinheiro document stories of migration, particularly to their local area in Portugal, as well as examine the implications of migration and sustainable living. You can find their blog here. In this, their fifth blog, they interviewed Robert Hall, President of Ecolise. He gives his perspective about the different types of […]
Transition Network is developing a new Strategy. In fact, it will be a Strategic Framework, with a number of different aspects, rather than a fixed strategy. One part of this will be an organisational purpose – to help us check, prioritise and decide what actions to take and which projects to develop. (Other parts of […]
Our guest editors Raquel Ribeiro and Daniel Pinheiro document stories of migration, particularly to their local area in Portugal, as well as examine the implications of migration and sustainable living. You can find their blog here. In this, their fourth blog, they met Isabela and Anhai earlier this year, on the International Transition Network Hubs Gathering.
This is the third in a series of blogs from our Guest Editor Kate Heath, an ex-humanitarian worker now based in Paris – exploring how to have constructive conversations about climate change. The lessons I’ve learned along this journey seem to have come from stumbling into every possible pitfall. Want to talk climate change? Best scrub […]
Our guest editors Raquel Ribeiro and Daniel Pinheiro document stories of migration, particularly to their local area in Portugal, as well as examine the implications of migration and sustainable living. You can find their blog here. In this, their third blog, they interviewed Adina and Katy in Italy earlier this year during the International Transition Network […]
This is the first blog from guest editor, Wangũi Kamonji. My mum loves taking photos. To commemorate that she was in a certain place and who she was with, each photo fanning out into a story that can be told to relatives and friends who were not present. One thing about her photo taking has […]
This is the fifth and final blog from our guest editors, Jenny Goodman and Bid Cousins. “So, Songs of change is now over but we carry the learning with us into future projects. We promised you some notes on methodology that you might be able to adapt and apply yourselves – so here they are. […]
Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer decided to become low impact farmers in 2006. It was a long and difficult initiation. He had been a sailor, she an international lawyer; their efforts to grow food without mechanisation or chemicals were often ridiculed in the early years. But their farm in Normandy, Bec Hellouin, is now established as […]
Perrine et Charles Hervé-Gruyer ont décidé de passer à l’agriculture à faible impact en 2006. L’initiation a été longue et délicate, lui était marin, elle avocate en droit international, leurs efforts pour faire pousser fruits et légumes sans tracteur ni engrais ont plus souvent qu’à leur tour été tournés en ridicule. Aujourd’hui, leur ferme du […]
Nonty Ntokozo Charity Sabic talks to Gesa Maschkowski – co-founder of Transition Initiative Bonn im Wandel – about the rising voice of indigenous people at COP23. Nonty is bringing traditional Shamanic practices to the 21th century, she is advocating for immigrants in Europe and trying to build a bridge of healing and reconciliation between the […]
This is the fifth and final blog from guest editor Kate Duva of of Prosocial Power. In a world that’s been increasingly paved over and privatized, it can be hard to find open places and spaces to gather. As Lucy Gomez-Feliciano of Logan Square Neighborhood Association says, many grassroots collectives have to operate as a “road show” […]
This is the fourth blog from our guest editors, Jenny Goodman and Bid Cousins. We are gearing up this week for our weekend ‘Songs of Change’. We’re expecting about 20 people to come to Scarborough to join us for two days of intensive singing and songwriting, and we are looking forward to sharing the outcomes […]
This is the second blog from Jenny Goodman, read her first ‘Can singing change your life?’. After our initial blog, I’ve been thinking about how singing changes things at a community and global level. Can it initiate and support change and how and why? Communal singing has been one of the tools used by protest movements […]
Robert Hall, president of Ecolise and Board member of the International Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) lives in the ecovillage of Suderbyn, Sweden. In January 2013 he quit his well-paid position with the Swedish government to become full-time ecovillage activist. Here, he talks to Christiane Kliemann about COP23, his hopes and frustrations. With thanks to Christiane Kliemann, member […]
This is the second blog from Bid Cousins, read her first ‘Can singing change your life?’. I’ve just returned from 10 days in Dahab on the Red Sea. My son lives there with his wife and child. You could say Dahab is a place in transition – my impression of it is a frontier town. […]
Rob Hopkins discusses efforts to understand, measure and build resilience across the Transition Network. This interview is published with thanks to the Institute for European Environmental Policy. It was featured in their November newsletter, Beyond GDP, which is published by the European Commission.
Please note : a more recent update online here Transition Network (the organisation) is reviewing and renewing our organisational strategy. We are looking at what our organisational purpose is, in a rapidly changing global context. A crucial part of this process is understanding better what’s happening in the wider picture of Transition. There are now […]
Hello – we are Jenny Goodman and Bid Cousins, singing leaders who belong to the Natural Voice network. We’re going to explore a couple of questions this month, namely: Can singing change your life? Can singing change the world? We’re building a specific project on what we’ve been observing and doing for years, and we’d […]
Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative. This is the fourth blog from guest editor Kate Duva of Prosocial Power. A conversation with Aleta Alston-Touré is not a conversation about one woman. It’s a conversation about a movement – a vast chorus of thousands of people who are fighting and loving their way to collective […]
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Written by Erik Lindberg and re-posted from resilience.org This is the fourth in a series of blogs. Read blogs one, two and three.
This summer Eroles Project hosted two international residencies in Spain focusing on Deepening Citizenship and Emerging Politics. During the second residency 10 people gathered for 12 days in the rural village of Eroles to share their understanding, experience and practice of Emerging Politics. In this blog post they attempt to (re)define politicking, a word that […]
This is the third blog from Kate Duva, read her first ‘Grief: The Great Changemaker’ and second El Amor de la Comunidad. It’s community dinner night at Pat Crowley House. Golden oldies are wafting through the room – Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys, Come Together by the Beatles – thanks to Mike, a young college student who is […]
Loving Community with Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Early Learning Ambassadors. This is the second blog from Kate Duva, read her first ‘Grief: The Great Changemaker’. I inhale exhaust from thousands of cars on my bike ride through Chicago, past people sleeping on the pavement, under highways clogged with traffic, to make it to my destination – […]
It is with much delight that we are introducing our fifth Guest Editor – The Eroles Project. In this introductory piece, Mona Rathsman, one of Eroles’ co-founders, shares her experience of being a part of designing, coordinating and holding the explorative learning-for-action residency that takes place in Catalonia, Spain each summer. In this blog she talks […]
The Greening the Apocalypse team talk peak oil with Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow with the Post Carbon Institute.
Claudia Valadares Arakaki and fellow facilitators Melissa Bivar and Renata Lara ran three Transition Launch Trainings in Rio De Janeiro. Naresh Giangrande, Transition Network Training Coordinator, spoke to Claudia about her experience.
Written by Erik Lindberg and re-posted from resilience.org This is the third in a series of blogs. Read blogs one and two. I want to begin by recapping what I see as the two most important points I’ve made so far about the Transition Movement, its significance, and where and why I think it is stumbling, and I’ll […]
Written by Erik Lindberg and re-posted from Resilience.org This is the second part of a series. Read part 1 The brilliance of the Transition Movement comes largely from its narrative. This should not be surprising for much of human brilliance shines from our stories and tales, providing the glimmers and flashes of hopes in the […]
Written by Erik Lindberg and re-posted from Resilience.org I have just returned from the first Transition US National Gathering and then a subsequent Leadership Retreat and I have Transition on my mind. Despite the demands of my work life and a multi-year home restoration project that gets delayed a tiny bit more with every word […]
By Madelanne Rust-D’Eye. Like so many people, I’m feeling deeply impacted by the recent events in Charlottesville. I am touched and stirred by the voices of People of Colour (like Layla Saad’s in her letter, I Need to Talk to Spiritual White Women About White Supremacy, Part One), urging White People to step forward and take […]
By Rob Hopkins. En route home from the Transition Hubs gathering, I had the enormous privilege of spending a day in Venice, wandering around with no destination in mind (the best way to explore Venice in my opinion). For me, it is the most beautiful place in the world. It is a jewel, a gem. Somewhere […]