It is with great joy and delight that today we present you with the result of many months of hard work by the team at Transition Network – our new website! It’s not just a re-design. We’ve stripped things back to make it more readable and accessible, and we’ve produced some new features and lots more specific content. We are thrilled to be able to unveil it today, and really pleased you can join us to dash a bottle of imaginary champagne against the side of it. Do let us know what you think below. We’d like to introduce some key elements.
Our intention behind the site is to better reflect and showcase our amazing international movement. We want to help people who are just finding Transition to understand what we’re about and feel inspired and empowered to get involved. At the same time, we want to make it much easier for Transitioners to connect with each other and access the right support at the right moment for their group.
The About the movement section gives a more comprehensive introduction to Transition than we’ve had previously. We’ve given particular prominence to Inner Transition and REconomy, as two core and fascinating elements of the Transition model. Why not view our new video ‘A History of Transition in 2 minutes’ or find out more about the growing and evolving International Hubs Group?
In the Transition near me section, you’ll find our new and improved world map. Nice isn’t it? Please check that your Transition initiative or hub is listed and let us know if anything needs to be updated.
We hope you enjoy and get excited by the Stories of Transition that we have collated. We want to keep adding new stories to illustrate the diversity and the potential of Transition around the world – please get in touch if you’ve got a story you would like to share. We’ve added a new section called Meet Transitioners where you can, er, meet some Transitioners. We ask them all the same 5 questions. You might, for example, want to meet Fred Brown in Pittsburgh, Sueli Souza of Blumenau em Transição in Brazil, or Alan Brown in Linlithgow, Scotland.
The Do Transition Section is designed with Transition groups in mind. Have a look at the 7 Essential Ingredients of Transition which offer practical resources and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, explore our Training pages and peruse the Transition Healthcheck, our great tool for getting a sense of how your Transition group is doing.
Last but certainly not least, we have created something rather fabulous for you, The Essential Guide to Doing Transition. The Essential Guide replaces the Primer that we had for many years, and is a distillation of our basic Support Offer. It’s a beautiful publication, either downloadable as a pdf or viewable online, a thorough guide to how to do Transition, packed with photos, tips, activities and more. You could even embed it on your initiative’s own website. We are rather pleased with it, and hope you find it really useful.
Basically there’s masses of stuff, give yourself a treat and have a good rummage about. You’ll see some rather lovely icons representing broad categories of content – click on them and you’ll find other blogs, stories and news items on the same theme. You can also search for content according to country – we’re very keen to build this up, including by publishing pieces in languages other than English. Again, let us know if you have a local story that may be of broader interest.
In spite of our best efforts and great team of testers, we will inevitably have missed some stuff. If you come across stuff that doesn’t work, or looks a bit skronky, do get in touch.
This new site has been created by the Transition Network team working with Yoke, a web design agency in Bristol. Their directors, Jay and Ali, are rooted in permaculture thinking, and have been a pleasure to work with. If you are wondering where Rob Hopkins’ Transition Culture blog has gone, don’t worry. Rob will continue to be a regular blogger in our News and Blogs section, providing the same eclectic mix of subject matter, and is also in the process of setting up his own stand-alone blog.