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Change is coming

Change is comingChange is coming

Change is comingChange is coming

• Climate change

From http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/23/the-hockey-stick-lives/

• Climate change

• Climate change

• Climate change

• Climate change

Change is comingChange is coming

• Climate change• Peak oil

• Peak oil

• Peak oil

• Peak oil

Change is comingChange is coming

• Climate change• Peak oil

Four conclusions we can drawFour conclusions we can drawfrom these changesfrom these changes

Four conclusions we can drawFour conclusions we can drawfrom these changesfrom these changes

• Life with less access to cheap energy isLife with less access to cheap energy is inevitable, and it’s better to plan for itinevitable, and it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.than to be taken by surprise.

Four conclusions we can drawFour conclusions we can drawfrom these changesfrom these changes

• Life with less access to cheap energy isLife with less access to cheap energy is inevitable, and it’s better to plan for itinevitable, and it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.than to be taken by surprise.

• We have lost the resilience to be able toWe have lost the resilience to be able to cope with energy shocks.cope with energy shocks.

Four conclusions we can drawFour conclusions we can drawfrom these changesfrom these changes

• Life with less access to cheap energy isLife with less access to cheap energy is inevitable, and it’s better to plan for itinevitable, and it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.than to be taken by surprise.

• We have lost the resilience to be able toWe have lost the resilience to be able to cope with energy shocks.cope with energy shocks.

• We have to act for ourselves, and we haveWe have to act for ourselves, and we have to act now.to act now.

Four conclusions we can drawFour conclusions we can drawfrom these changesfrom these changes

• Life with less access to cheap energy isLife with less access to cheap energy is inevitable, and it’s better to plan for itinevitable, and it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.than to be taken by surprise.

• We have lost the resilience to be able toWe have lost the resilience to be able to cope with energy shocks.cope with energy shocks.

• We have to act for ourselves, and we haveWe have to act for ourselves, and we have to act now.to act now.

• By unleashing the collective genius of ourBy unleashing the collective genius of our communities, we can design ways of livingcommunities, we can design ways of living that are more enriching, satisfying, and that are more enriching, satisfying, and connected than the present.connected than the present.

The Transition Initiative

The Transition Initiative

• Established in 2005 - Totnes, England

The Transition Initiative

• Established in 2005 - Totnes, England

• Now over 590 Transition groups officially

recognized worldwide.

The Transition Initiative

• Established in 2005 - Totnes, England

• Now over 590 Transition groups officially

recognized worldwide.

• Over 70 Transition groups in the US.

What would Nature do?What would Nature do?

What would Nature do?What would Nature do?

• How do natural systems deal with the problems of supply and demand?

What would Nature do?What would Nature do?

• How do natural systems deal with the problems of supply and demand?

• Is there such a thing as “waste” in nature?

What would Nature do?What would Nature do?

• How do natural systems deal with the problems of supply and demand?

• Is there such a thing as “waste” in nature?

• How can we design systems that leverage natural systems to meet fundamental needs sustainably?

RESILIENCE?RESILIENCE?

Backyard & community gardens

Open Space & working groupdiscussions

Working toward an Working toward an Energy Descent Action PlanEnergy Descent Action Plan

Working toward an Working toward an Energy Descent Action PlanEnergy Descent Action Plan

Alternative currencies: Time banking

Working toward an Working toward an Energy Descent Action PlanEnergy Descent Action Plan

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