|What is Transition?
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In A Nutshell
Spotted in a Dorset Transition initiative promotion: "Communities throughout the UK are drawing up action plans to wean themselves off their dependence on oil".
So what is Transition?
Essentially we're a group of volunteers dedicated to creating a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable future for Cambridge, in the face of the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change. As oil prices rise and the climate becomes more unpredictable, we need to build strong communities that are more localised in our dealings, so that we are less dependent on global oil prices, food prices, and transport costs etc. And as we get to know each other better, start growing more of our own food and build up local businesses, we believe that Cambridge will prosper and become an even more enjoyable place to live!
The big question is "How are we going to do this?" We're sure that together, we have the answers, ideas, resources and talents needed to create a truly sustainable city and we invite everyone to get involved!
For more info on the Transition idea, have a look at the Transition Primer, the Transition Handbook (available from us or various bookshops including Heffers, or you can read it in the Café Project, 22a Jesus Lane), and the Transition Towns website, the Transition Network web-site, and the Transition Culture website. There's also the new "Who we are and what we do" document (0.5MB, pdf).
What is Transition Cambridge?
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