Transition Voice – one to keep your eye on
If you’re looking to extend your transition reading, I heartily recommend Transition Voice, an online mag produced in the US by partners Linsday and Erik Curren. It’s a great mix of interviews, probing essays and useful ideas.
Here’s how they describe the mag: “Transition Voice is the new online magazine covering peak oil, climate change, economic crisis and the Transition movement response.”
They’re very open about not being the official journal of Transition. As they say, “Transition Voice is an independent magazine and our responsibility for what we run is entirely our own.”
Here in the little charity of Transition Network, (currently shivering in our uninsulated rented office space), when we learned of the outline plans for Transition Voice earlier in the year, we were a little nervous. Who were these people? What was their agenda? What would the content look like? Were they going to inject into transition all sorts of notions about the moon being hollow and full of lizard creatures beaming thoughts into our heads?
But we needn’t have worried. The Currans had been involved in their local Transition Initiative from the get-go, so understood what it means to be involved in a ground-up local community response to global challenges. Their credentials are sound and their writing staff are first class, often typifying that “heavy content, light reading” tone of voice that we strive for in Transition Network.
Here are some of my favorite articles from their prodigious output:
- “How community is like a garden” – a wonderful treatise on permaculture and community
- Bianca Jagger on human rights and peak oil
- Interview with James Howard Kunstler
- “We are the Big Society” – mainly for UK folks
- “It takes a village to raise the world” – the first interview of Rob that really probes his deepest passion (beyond his family and raised beds)
- “Hold the Cheese” – an entertaining essay on veganism
Thanks for Lindsay and Erik for adding yet another voice to the diverse and international range of contributors to our evolving movement.