Transition is grass roots building of sustainable local community and culture, as a solution to the climate and ecological emergencies we are facing. The transition vision is of a much better quality of life, in harmony with the planet, with much stronger community.
The Transition Towns movement was founded in Totnes in 2005, and the name is about the process of moving towards sustainability and away from reliance on fossil fuels. Transition Long Ashton started in 2008.
Relocalistion: local food, local renewable energy production, local skills. It is often local people who are able to devise the best solutions tailored to local conditions, rather than centralised government initiatives.