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What is Transition?

Transition is a movement that has been growing since 2005. It is about communities stepping up to address the big challenges they face by

starting local. By coming together, they are able to create solutions together. They seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on connection with self, others and nature. They are reclaiming the economy, sparking entrepreneurship, reimagining work, reskilling themselves and and weaving webs of connection and support. Courageous conversations are being had; extraordinary change is unfolding.

We'll tell you some of their stories as we go through. It's an approach that has spread now

to over 50 countries, in thousands of groups: in towns, villages, cities, universities, schools.

One of the key ways it spreads is through telling inspiring stories. We really hope you feel inspired to take part, we'd be honoured if you did.

Why?

People get involved with Transition for all sorts

of reasons:

• To get to know their neighbours

• To feel that they are making a difference in

the world, both now, and for future generations

• To overcome the sense of disconnection they feel

from self, others and from the nature around them

because the world's huge challenges feel more

manageable if addressed at the local scale

• To catalyse all manner of new projects, enterprises and investment opportunities

• To learn new skills

• To feel like they are creating a more life-enhancing story for their place

• To feel connected to other people, the natural

world, and to something historic and exciting

happening around them

• Because they feel it is "the right thing to do"

• Because they feel disenfranchised by politics and

want to be able to take back a sense that they can

influence the world around them

Here are some short videos in which people share why they do Transition.

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