Transition 101

Welcome to Transition Prince Rupert!

Transition is a global movement happening in over 2000 communities in 34 countries. It began in 2005 in England and has since gone viral all around the world.

Transition is an exciting community transformation model. Through entering into this inclusive and diverse process, communities begin to address high level system changes such as implementing locally owned renewable energy co-ops, large scale local food production, and even local currencies. Utilizing a series of proven tools and principles, as well as grounded into a framework that guides communities into collectively solving their own problems, transition is about adapting to the challenges of the 21st Century. Communities all around the world are mobilizing around Transition, due to its focus on being creative, thinking outside the box, and most of all having fun.

How Does The Process Work?

Phase 2 - Deepening

Phase 2 – Deepening

Your Transition initiative will build momentum and practical projects will start to emerge. You may have to design for the sustaining of the organisation and the deepening of its work, broadening its engagement across the community and being more efficient and effective. This set of ingredients and tools relates to what seem to be key elements of this stage. They explore the need to consider the sustainability of your initiative, for practical ‘outer��� Transition work, and also its ���inner’ aspects.

Ingredients

Tools

Phase 3 - Connecting

Phase 3 – Connecting

The ingredients in this section explore how Transition initiatives can play a part in the process of becoming a community that organizes itself effectively, and makes the ideas of sustainability and resilience accessible to a wider community.

Ingredients

Tools

Phase 4 - Building

Phase 4 – Building

Transition groups aim ultimately to catalyse the localisation of their local economy. They strive to move from running small community projects to thinking and acting much bigger. New skills and ways of thinking will lead Transition initiatives to become social enterprises, such as becoming developers, banks, energy companies and so on. This approach often challenges those traditionally involved in community environmental issues, but is vital for big results. The ingredients in this section explore aspects of this step up.

Ingredients

Tools

Phase 5 - Daring To Dream

Phase 5 – Daring To Dream

The old saying ���Think global, act local’ is still relevant. The ingredients in this section imagine the stepping up of Transition thinking to the national stage – imagining what it might look like if every settlement had vibrant Transition initiatives setting up food networks, energy companies, growing food everywhere and catalysing a new culture of social enterprise . . .

Ingredients

Tools