Taking the Gloom Out of Peak Oil

The latest issue of Yes! Magazine focuses on local resilience, and how preparing for a Peak Oil era -- through such efforts as the Transition Town movement -- can be a positive force for community building.

The Transition Town movement is geared towards building community resilience in the face of a future depleted of fossil fuels. The movement has found a particularly enthusiastic reception in the UK, where Bristol has become the largest city to join the network. According to Yes! Magazine,

"The approach seems to be taking off...Along with gardening, members...are acquiring other skills [such as] keeping chickens and pigs, and learning from their neighbors how to build fences [and] to preserve food...that a few generations ago would have been part of common knowledge. It's all part of what the Transition movement calls 'reskilling.'

Transition members have been crucial in helping Bristol and other cities imagine life after peak oil. Last year, when Bristol's city council commissioned a report on how the city might cope with peak oil, they tapped [the local committee for their input]."

Full Story: Skill Up, Party Down

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