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CCVS helps plant trees outside Cornwall Public Library

Cornwall Newswatch / 25 September 2019

On this National Tree Day, a group of students from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) planted trees outside the Cornwall Public Library.

The project is a partnership between the high school and the Tree Action Working Group of Transition Cornwall+ with supervision from the City of Cornwall’s parks department.

The 14 students from grades 7-12 are part of the school’s Tiny Forest initiative. They planted six trees – four sumac and two crab apples – along the east side of the building next to Sydney Street, north of Second Street East.


Transition US awards ceremony honors movement leaders

Transition US / Don Hall / 07 November 2018

As part of “Unleashing the Collective Genius: Celebrating 10 Years of Transition in the US!” the first national online summit hosted by Transition US on October 27, 2018, members of the Transition US Collaborative Design Council presented seven awards to 10 individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to community resilience-building efforts here in the US over the past decade.

The winners of six of these awards (the Community Impact Award, Grassroots Leadership Award, Building Bridges to Justice Award, Walking the Talk Award, Municipality in Transition Award, and the Transition Ally Award) were nominated by the general public.


The issues we face as grass roots Movements for Change

Transition Network / Naresh Giangrande / 22 October 2018

From my time working with Transition groups all around the world, I have seen these issues present in just about every Transition group. They lead me to ask whether we are working in the right way, or whether we are asking the right questions, or working in a way that will ultimately produce change, or whether the structure of the Industrial Growth System somehow prevents fundamental systemic change. Here are some of the main stumbling blocks.


What is a town in transition?

Transition Town Peterborough / Newsletter / October 2018

It’s a community transitioning from an economy ruled and determined only by The Market and its drive for endless growth toward one that lives from its own inner resilience, more and more reliant on local production and consumption of life essentials.

It’s a way of thinking, away from destruction of community life and the natural world it depends on. It’s a move from self-centred individualism to a humanness once more living within Nature and her limits.

Transition Towns are in the forefront of those preparing for the changes ahead. Transitioners understand that the climate-changed future is hugely unpredictable and unstable. They feel keenly the dilemma of our daily life dependence on a dominant economic system that is threatening that very life with its insistence on unending material consumption and use of fossil fuels.

Transitioners see Authority coming not from wealth, social position and politics power but emerging from the insight, creativity, and practicality found in a “sense of the whole community” as it reconnects living with and in Nature’s ways and laws.

A town in Transition is hopeful. Not with a naive optimism about a super techno-future but with a clear-eyed, honest look at present reality, and preservation of an essential, life-giving contact with Nature and her lessons.

Rob Hopkins: Transition at 10 years old

Transition US / 08 August 2017

Keynote presentation for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29, 2017.

Founder of the international Transition movement, Rob Hopkins, reflects on the 10 years since Transition started as an optimistic project in a small Devon town, sparked by an opportune meeting in a thatched pub, which has been licensed to serve alcohol since 1321.

What has happened since? What has worked? What were the moments that were most surprising, intriguing, impactful or unsettling? What have we learned from this grand experiment? Illustrated with stories from around the world, this talk is a celebration of what we have achieved and a herald of what may come next.

Where does your passion lie?

Transition Brockville / 22 January 2018

Transition Brockville is hosting an informal meet-up to chat about our shared concerns and explore some practical things we can realistically do, as we begin our second decade.

In past years, our group has made and sold rain barrels, participated in green trade shows, demonstrated energy-saving options at the Farmers Market and Culture Days, partnered with the library to offer Seedy Saturdays, developed a community garden, and established a collection of books on a wide range of topics addressing both community and individual resilience.

Where does your own passion lie in the vast field of sustainability? What problem do you see happening here, right now? Can we work together to help repair and resolve the problem? What concrete actions do you think we can take now to make Brockville and area more resilient?

Come to the meet-up on Sunday, January 28, 2 pm, at the Brockville Public Library. Bring a friend! We’ll get to meet one another, share ideas, enjoy refreshments and look at some real options for action. We’ll also have a draw for three DBIA gift certificates worth $25, $50 and $75, which the winners can use at any business belonging to the Downtown Business Improvement Area. So mark your calendars and come join us!

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The Transition Framework

The Transition Towns movement aims toward veering away from excessive consumption – to deal with the conjoined problems of peak oil and climate change – but also in the belief that we may create an essentially more contented society, through building strong and resilient local communities. We will get to know our neighbours better, because we shall all need one another in the time to come.

— Chris Rhodes, Resource Insights (03 June 2013)
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