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New Thinking in the Transition Movement: A conversation with Rob Hopkins

Join Transition US on Monday, July 18th at 11:00 AM ET/8:00 AM PT for a live conversation with Rob Hopkins, who will be sharing his latest thinking on the Transition model, taking questions on how the Transition movement continues to grow and evolve.

PRLog - July 12, 2011 - PETALUMA, Calif. -- Please join us for this exciting virtual event on Monday, July 18th, 2011. Rob Hopkins is the leading“thinker” behind the Transition Movement, a vibrant new way for communities across the United States and around the globe to utilize creative energy, cooperative spirit and collective action to build communities that produce their own goods and services, curb transportation needs and take into account other energy-saving measures in light of a future where the next 20 years won’t look anything like the last 20 years. The Transition Movement is more than “green” or “sustainable,” it helps us re-imagine our future in a self-sufficient way, by building personal and community resilience.

Transforming theory to action, Rob is the co-founder and a resident of the first Transition Initiative in the UK, in Totnes, Devon. He also wrote the principal work on the subject, Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience and is continually thinking and working on ideas for the evolution of the Transition Movement. The Transition Companion, Rob’s newest book is due to be released in August. Rob has been a featured speaker at the TED Conference, an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute.

This talk will be hosted by Richard Heinberg, the well-known author of ten books, including The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and the soon-to-be-released The End of Growth. While Richard is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, he has conducted research on topics ranging from agriculture to the current economic crisis and global climate change.

Carolyne Stayton, Executive Director of Transition US, is looking forward to the event – which has already drawn hundreds of registrants. “The Transition movement has found a new home in the United States. We have 93 communities that have become official Transition Initiatives and hundreds of others forming. We know that when people have the opportunity to ask Rob questions and hear directly from him about his work it will increase the enthusiastic support that we are seeing for Transition in this country. This conversation will further inspire and encourage people to get out there to create resilience-building projects in their own community.”

You can join us for this event or you can contact our staff as noted below to schedule an interview with Carolyne Stayton to learn more about the work of Transition US.

For More Information:
Sarah Beth Lardie
Transition US
(718) 753-7607

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We are a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, support, training, and networking for Transition Initiatives across the United States. Building community resilience in response to the challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic crisis.

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