What is Transition?
The essence of Transition is in its name. It describes the era of change we are all living in. The Transition idea is about us all being an active part of that change.
As a starting place, Transition focusses on oil. Transition acknowledges that our current dependence on oil leaves us very vulnerable. Transition explores and develops ways we can change from our energy-hungry ways of living that are utterly dependent on oil, to ways of living that are significantly less so.
In reality Transition is about a lot more than that. It is about people taking a greater interest in their present and future needs; being more aware of the world in which they live; thinking about the way they really want to live, and getting stuck in to make that happen, in whatever ways work for them.
One of the very early Transition movements was Transition Town Totnes, in SW England. They made the following video – do watch it because it really goes to the heart of what Transition is all about.