An article in the Atlantic by Kentaro Toyama describes Transition Towns as "the latest in a history of intentional communities that have experimented to find more enlightened alternatives to modern economically driven urban life."
The movement's basic premises are that the consequences of peak oil and climate change are imminent; that governments and entrenched powers are not yet taking necessary action; and that the most practical response is for local communities to transition to resilient, localized communities that wean themselves off of fossil fuels and long-distance trade. Though every community is encouraged to find its own solutions, the dominant activities are to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, to start gardens and otherwise grow food locally, to experiment with local currencies, and so on.
Read the full article here.
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