Transition Culture

An Evolving Exploration into the Head, Heart and Hands of Energy Descent

Transition Culture has moved

After eight years of frenzied blogging at this site, Transition Culture has moved to its new home. Do come and join us, but feel free to also browse this now-archived site and use the shop. Thanks for all your support, comments and input so far, and see you soon.

7 May 2013

Former German President waxes lyrical about Transition

Thanks to Transition Town Freiburg in Germany for this.  Horst Köhler, recently-resigned German president (and former president of the IMF) gave a speech to a big world mobility conference (i.e. lots of car companies in the audience), in which he waxed lyrical about Transition!  And a few days later he stood down.  Here is the video of his talk, followed by a translation of what he said.

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7 May 2013

Announcing ‘The Power of Just Doing Stuff’

TPOJDS Cover 7.5 (hires) smallerThere are now just over six weeks until the publication of The Power of Just Doing Stuff: how local action can change the world. I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you a bit more about it and why you might want to start building into a fever pitch of excitement.  It will be published second week of June, will have 160 pages, will sell for £7.95, will be a thing of great beauty, and an inspiring introduction to what Transition is and the ‘Big Idea’ that it represents.  Here’s a longer introduction:

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2 May 2013

An April Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition


We start this month’s Round Up with the first of two awards we’ll be giving out this month, the ‘Dedication to Transition Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award’.  It goes to David and Mark of Transition Keynsham, who will be taking part in the Exmouth Exodus bike ride to raise much needed funds for Transition Keynsham.  The Exodus ride is an overnight bike ride from Clifton to Exmouth, a total of around 100 miles with a few hills along the way!  If you would like to sponsor them, or send them encouraging words, please click here.  Every little helps (as they say).

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29 Apr 2013

It’s that Macy/Johnstone webinar again!

A lot of people commented that they couldn’t watch the version of the recent webinar we did with Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone due to not having Flash or somesuch, so we loaded it onto YouTube and now anyone anywhere can enjoy it!

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25 Apr 2013

Fantastic new animation: ‘Carbon Omissions: how the UK outsourced its carbon footprint’

Here’s a wonderful new video from Carbon Omissions which uses animation to beautifully make a very important point:

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