"I made a lot of new friends internationally and I had a chance to really explore how I can connect more to the international part of Transition. Also it's been really enriching to experience how things get cooked and prepared on this scale. And also it's been really funny, this is inside information, it's been really fun and I loved it":
Being part of a Transition Group means you are also part of a global network that is experimenting with new ways of building a positive future. Understanding this and keeping up to date with what is happening in the network really helps you to see the change that is possible when thousands of people act locally to address some of the biggest challenges we face. Connecting with others in the movement helps you to:
- Keep up to date on what is happening in the world of Transition
- Share what you have learnt
- Save time by learning from what others are doing
- Support each other
- Make new friends
- Deepen your understanding of what Transition is about
Research shows that groups that connect do better!
Frequently asked questions about being part of the Transition movement
To find other people doing Transition nearby check out our maps of Transition groups around the world. You can also see if your country has a National Hub where you can get local information about Transition in your country in your language. It can also be worth searching for Transition groups in your area on the internet using a search engine and on facebook.
This is a good question. One of the strengths of Transition is that it is a worldwide movement and even though you need to create the Transition to a high resilience society that fits your community, you will also share many things in common with others places. This means that we can all learn from each other and support each other. It can feel pretty lonely doing Transition sometimes and it helps to be able to contact others who will help you and inspire you and maybe even challenge you. Just to know that others in all cultures and in many parts of the world are doing something to make the world a better place is both comforting and inspiring.
The Transition movement can be seens as a multi locational, self organising and self directing, self learning, peer to peer ‘collaboratory’. Learning from each other is one of the keys to creating a socially just and environmentally sustainable resilient world. We might not have the financial resources of multinational companies but we have the strength that comes from believing in what we are doing and connecting with others who feel the same.
As transition is an experiment, there is a wealth of experience that would relevant to your Transition group. Regularly visiting this website, will keep you up to date on the latest things happening in Transition as will subscribing to the newsletter. You can also look at the web site for your country’s Transition hub (if there is one), read the Transition books and publications, watch the youtube videos, and read facebook pages. All these contain a host of interesting ideas, and the experience of others who are grappling with similar questions and maybe even being able to answer some of your questions too. We are a peer to peer learning organisation. Which is just a fancy way of saying we help each other.