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The Transition Starts Here, Now and Together
One day in 2005, Rob Hopkins, an ordinary British citizen, started knocking on his neighbors' doors in the small town of Totnes, where he had just settled in. He was proposing that they come together to organize nothing less than a new, locally based economy. A new model, the Transition Town, harnessed resources at hand and modeled a new way of life: no longer expect food ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 19th 2018 by Actes Sud
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A fun and welcome look into Rob Hopkins personal journey into founding Transition and how such an impactful movement has gradually picked up momentum. Hopkins is an inspiration that as everyday people we can do extraordinary things together if we just start. My only critique of this English edition would be poor proofreading in the translation or copyediting phase, leading to many typos that were at times distracting. But don’t let that stop you from reading it and getting to work!
Rob Hopkins did his permaculture design course in 1992, and around the same time saw Bill Mollison lecture in Stroud, and both of these things dramatically changed his life. He became involved in the Bristol Permaculture Group, and at the same time did a degree in Environmental Quality and Resource Management at UWE Bristol. His dissertation, ‘Permaculture - a new approach for rural planning’ is o ...more
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