Towns Transitioning To Peak Oil Future

The Transition Town movement has spread to 150 towns in 14 countries. David Bollier of <em>On The Commons</em> takes a look at how these towns are making the shift towards locally-produced food and reduction in energy use.
July 1, 2009, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"At bottom, the Transition Towns movement is about raising consciousness and changing culture. It's about showing how the Western habits of hyper-individualism and material acquisition are intimately wrapped up in our dependence on oil, which has contributed greatly to global warming. The Transition movement is attempting to redesign the very nature of community and culture so that people can escape debt-dependence and growth pathologies, and begin to develop more locally based lifestyles that are satisfying and meaningful."

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Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 in On The Commons
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