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Into Transition, the Totnes' 12 step model

Documentation provided at the "Traning for Transition" training, Totnes, September 2009

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Into Transition, the Totnes' 12 step model

  1. 1. The A to C of Transition – an overview…
  2. 2. Resilience is not a New Idea. Totnes in the 1930’s… © Totnes Image Bank
  3. 3. George Heath. A Powerdown Pioneer. © Totnes Image Bank
  4. 4. © Totnes Image Bank 1981 2007
  5. 5. The 4 Recognitions of the Transition Movement. <ul><li>Life with less energy is inevitable and it is better to plan for it than be taken by surprise </li></ul><ul><li>We have lost the resilience to be able to cope with energy shocks </li></ul><ul><li>We have to act for ourselves and we have to act now </li></ul><ul><li>By unleashing the collective genius of the community we can design ways of living that are more enriching, satisfying and connected than the present. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Early Stages of Transition Form initiating group Initiator Working groups Unleash! Form working groups Initiating group Core group Awareness raising Central group deepening Networking, partnerships Reskilling events and workshops Projects Awareness raising events, gather emails, widen participation Open space / form working groups
  7. 7. Form an Initiating Group and Design Its Evolution from the Outset
  8. 8. Awareness Raising…
  9. 9. Visiting Speakers… Totnes Sept – Dec ’06 Chris Johnstone Helena Norberg-Hodge Guy Watson Paul Mobbs Bob Flowerdew David Fleming Peter Russell Aubrey Meyer Tony Juniper Molly Scott Cato Jerry Mander Richard Heinberg Penny Livingstone-Stark Chris Skrebowski Jeremy Leggett Patrick Holden Vandana Shiva Wolfgang Sachs Herbert Girardet Peter Lipman Bill Dunster Bob Tomlinson Andrew Simms
  10. 10. Lay the Foundations <ul><li>Collaborate where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation, not competition. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Working with Local Landowners Estates in Transition conference. June 11 th 2007.
  12. 12. The Official Unleashing “ Maybe they will tell stories about what happened in Totnes. Maybe this evening will be something that is the beginning of one of those stories”. Dr Chris Johnstone – TTT Unleashing Sept ’06.
  13. 13. Form Working Groups Up and Running Arts / Food / Energy / Economics / Liaison with Local Government / Heart and Soul – the psychology of change / Medicine and Health / Housing /Education / Transport In formation; Youth,
  14. 14. Use Open Space Technology
  15. 15. Develop Visible Manifestations of the Project “ Totnes, the Nut Tree Capital of Britain”. Tree Planting, January 2007.
  16. 16. Example: Local Food Directory
  17. 17. Example: The Totnes Pound
  18. 18. Example: Transition Tales
  19. 19. Facilitate the Great Reskilling Skilling Up for Powerdown. Peak Oil / Climate Change, Permaculture Principles, Food, Energy, Building and Housing, Woodlands, Water, Waste, Economics, The Psychology of Change, Energy Descent Planning …
  20. 20. Example: Using You Tube to Communicate Transition
  21. 21. Great Reskilling courses <ul><li>Wild Foods, natural building, seed saving, hand made paints, stove building, forest gardening, food growing, bread making... </li></ul>
  22. 22. Build a Bridge to Local Government World Cafe on Peak Oil and Climate Change with Local Councillors Endorsed by Totnes Town Council Contributions to Local Development Framework.
  23. 23. Honour the Elders
  24. 24. Energy Descent Pathways <ul><li>Engage the community!! </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a vision and then backcast </li></ul><ul><li>Use scenario planning to work with uncertainty </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate creative activities – Transition Tales </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with LA planning? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Let It Go Where It Wants to Go <ul><li>Solar Water Heater Challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>The Totnes Renewable Energy Supply Company (TRESCO) </li></ul><ul><li>Lending Library </li></ul><ul><li>Earth widsom council </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Britain Arts project </li></ul><ul><li>Nut tree planting </li></ul><ul><li>Car Share Club </li></ul><ul><li>TTT International Youth Music Festival… </li></ul>