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The transition handbook
from oil dependency to local resilience
VerfasserIn: Hopkins, Rob
Verfasserangabe: Rob Hopkins
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: White River Junction, Vt., Chelsea Green Publ.
Mediengruppe: Buch
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We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive because of Peak-Oil), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area. There are now over 30 “transition towns” in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process. / Book Review: "I will begin this book "review" by telling you that I find nothing-absolutely nothing wrong with The Transition Handbook. If that then makes this article into a commercial for the book instead of a review, so be it. For nearly a year I have been emphasizing in my writing that a positive vision must be held in consciousness alongside all of the abysmal events unfolding around us. Even as I have been insistent on staring down the collapse of civilization, I have embraced at the same time, what could be and have held in my mind and heart the threads of the new paradigm that so many of us are working to create. Thus it has been with great pleasure and relief that I have looked deeply into the Transition Town movement and found it to exemplify everything that I believe comprises effective relocalization and the shaping of alternative economies and vibrant communities. Not only am I in awe of what the people of Totnes, the first Transition Town in the U.K., have accomplished, but more so, that the Transition Town model has become contagious and is spreading to a variety of places throughout the world, in the United States, and closer to my own local community here in Vermont. I'm additionally pleased that The Transition Handbook is now being distributed here in the U.S. by a Vermont publisher, Chelsea Green." (Carolyn Baker) / Detailliertes Inhaltsverzeichnis siehe unten angeführten Link.
VerfasserIn: Hopkins, Rob
VerfasserInnenangabe: Rob Hopkins
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: White River Junction, Vt., Chelsea Green Publ.
Systematik: GW.SR, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-1-900322-18-8
Beschreibung: Repr., 240 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Sprache: eng
Fußnote: Literaturverz. S. [233] - 236
Mediengruppe: Buch