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Transition Primer


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Comprehensive document (1MB pdf) about embarking on a transition journey. This document is 50 pages in length, jampacked with sparkling nuggets of plagiarised brilliance and one exceedingly boring (but necessary) section. We've stopped updating it (Nov-2011) and the material is now either out of date or relocated elsewhere on this site.

Here's the contents of the primer:

  1. Introduction
  2. Why Transition initiatives are necessary
  3. More about Peak Oil
  4. Taking action: the big picture - initiatives at global, national and local levels
  5. The Transition Model – what exactly is it?
  6. Kinsale 2021 – an Energy Descent Action Plan
  7. Transition Town Totnes
  8. Other Transition initiatives
  9. Setting up your Transition Initiative – criteria
  10. Setting up your Transition Initiative – different types
  11. Setting up your Transition Initiative – formal structures and constitutions (boredom alert!!)
  12. Starting a Transition Initiative – 7 “buts”
  13. The 12 steps to Transition, including energy descent planning
  14. The wider context of Transition
  15. Questions of leadership and structure
  16. The role of local government
  17. Getting businesses involved
  18. Movies for raising awareness
  19. Transition Network
  20. Conclusion
  21. Further Reading



Ed Mitchell
6 April 2016 - 11:02am
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