Shaun Chamberlin, Transition Towns and Beyond: The Ecological Land Co-operative, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 22-26 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/transition-towns-and-beyond-the-ecological-land-co-operative/) Abstract: The Transition movement is a loose network of thousands of communities (ranging from favelas in Brazil to Japanese towns; from rural villages in England to Transition Los Angeles) unified in their drive to devise and implement positive solutions that build local resilience and reduce fossil fuel dependency. Transition acts on the understanding expressed by one of its key influences, the late Dr. David Fleming: “Localization stands, at best, at the limits of practical possibility, but it has the decisive argument in its favour that there will be no alternative.” The practical manifestations of this relocalization drive are as diverse as the communities that give birth to them−ranging from food cooperatives, local currencies, skill-sharing sessions and renewable energy projects to Transition Universities, arts projects, occupations of unused buildings and land, and ambitious programs for reducing the energy demand of entire regions, often endorsed by local government. … Topics: Agriculture & Food; Community; Environment