The Azimuth Project
Transition Towns

Idea

Transition Towns, also known as the Transition Network or Transition Movement, is a movement seeking to prepare communities for the challenges of global warming and peak oil. The term “transition town” was coined by Louise Rooney and Catherine Dunne. The movement began in Kinsale, Ireland and then spread to Totnes, England in 2005 and 2006 thanks to the help of Rob Hopkins and Naresh Giangrande. As of October 2010 there are 321 “transition initiatives” in Europe, mainly in England (see this map), as well as 8 in North America and 3 in Australia.

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