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Transition Towns around the world
In additions, countries generally have their own networks and website, e.g.:
Some Transition initiatives have not reached recognized transition Town status, and may not even have gained traction in their local communities. Try an internet search for "Transition Town" and the name of your town, suburb,city, region and/or country, or ask on one of the networks found above.
Auroville and other Appropriate technology villages tend to have a more radical view of necessary change, with an emphasis on overcoming poverty, the use of simple appropriate technologies and simple living.
Ecovillages are widespread but there is less agreement on the use of the name, and while some are very serious efforts at transitioning to a global economy, others are examples of:
- Greenwash - where the "ecovillage" name and image is a marketing ploy, at least in part (see co-opting)
- Shallow green - where the image is green, but the reality is no significant impact, or even a negative impact - for example through locating the development in an isolated place, from where residents regularly commute by car.
- Common Security Club 50 communities around the USA have piloted “Common Security Clubs” in 2009
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