The Trouble with Transition Towns

Alex Steffen weighs the challenges of Transition Towns and, instead, advocates for bright green, optimistic democracy.
October 30, 2009, 8am PDT | Alek Miller
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"Transition Towns are communities in which some citizens have gotten together to follow a twelve-step process to make their towns more resilient despite energy shortages, climate change or economic collapse. At its best, "Transition thinking" offers participants a chance to do something direct and hopeful while the storm clouds gather on the horizon.

That volatile emotional mix of fear and hope has made it the most rapidly growing dark green movement in the world."

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Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 in WorldChanging
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