About Transition

The Transition movement seeks to inspire community responses to the challenges of climate change, peak oil and economic change – the so-called “credit crunch”. Transition initiatives aim to provide positive solutions to these challenges by supporting action by individuals and communities. Climate change makes carbon reduction essential; peak oil makes it inevitable. Transition initiatives aim to provide positive solutions to these challenges by supporting action by individuals and communities.

Transition initiatives are being taken forward by Transition Towns. The first Transition Town was Totnes in Devon, which started in 2006. There are over 400 official Transition Towns worldwide – in the UK, Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Holland, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States. And there are many more mulling over the idea and putting in place Transition initiatives.

There are also many more organisations which are pursuing similar ideas to Transition – even if that is not the name they use to describe what they are doing. The Transition movement is about building links with and supporting all those who are trying to develop positive responses to the challenges of climate change, peak oil and economic change – whatever the initiative is called.