A Transition town, or more generally a transition initiative, is a grassroots community project that seeks to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability by creating local groups that uphold the values of the transition network. Local projects are usually based on the model's initial '12 ingredients' and later 'revised ingredients'. The first initiative to use the name was Transition Town Totnes, founded in 2006. The socioeconomic movement is an example of fiscal localism. Since then, many Transition groups have started around the United Kingdom (UK) and, in recent years, the world.
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- Wikipedia:Transition Towns - Wikipedia article on Transition Towns movement.
- Wikipedia:Peak oil - lengthy article that surveys different viewpoints on peak oil. Lots of supporting references. The discussion page,W which is sometimes longer than the article (and that's not including the archive!W), is an interesting read.
- TransitionInitiativesPrimer.pdf - 1mb PDF file, 50 pages - peak oil, global warming, relocalization, 12-step program for a town to make the transition
- Transition Culture - Rob Hopkins' blog
- You are now entering an oil-free zone | Energy | Guardian Unlimited Environment, The Guardian , April 19, 2007.