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    DescriptionWhat if the best responses to peak oil and climate change don't come from government, but from you and me and the people around us? In 2008, the best-selling The Transition Handbook suggested a model for a community-led response to peak oil and climate change. Since then, the Transition idea has gone viral across the globe, from Italian villages and Brazilian favelas to universities and London neighborhoods. In contrast to the ever-worsening stream of information about climate change, the economy, and resource depletion, Transition focuses on solutions, on community-scale responses, on meeting new people, and on having fun. The Transition Companion picks up the story today, drawing on the experience of one of the most fascinating experiments under way in the world. It tells inspiring tales of communities working for a future where local economies are valued and nurtured; where lower energy use is seen as a benefit; and where enterprise, creativity, and the building of resilience have become cornerstones of a new economy. The first part discusses where we are now in terms of resilience and vulnerability in the face of rising oil prices, climate change, and economic challenge. It presents a vision of the future if we do not address these issues, and how things might change if we start to do so. The book then looks in detail at the process a community in transition goes through, calling on the experience of those who have already embarked on this journey. These examples show how much can be achieved when people harness energy and imagination to create projects that will make their communities more resilient. The Transition Companion combines practical advice--the tools needed to start and maintain a Transition initiative--with numerous inspiring stories from local groups worldwide.


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    Title
    The Transition Companion
    Subtitle
    Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Hopkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 261 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603583923
    ISBN 10: 1603583920
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: KCM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    Ingram Subject Code: HO
    Libri: I-HO
    BIC subject category V2: VSZ
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 307.14
    B&T Approval Code: A64250000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC037000
    B&T Approval Code: A30180000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS072000, HOM022000
    DC22: 307.14
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A11340000
    DC22: 307.1/4
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HN49.C6 H664 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: VSZ, RNU, KCM
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, index, bibliography
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    09 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    "Transition is the most vital social experiment of our times. The Transition movement has already motivated thousands to begin to adapt their lives to the twin challenge of peak oil and climate change. Drawing on this collective experience, The Transition Companion offers communities a combination of practical guidance and real vision for the future."--Tim Jackson, author of Prosperity without Growth