September 2015 Transitionnetwork newsletter

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The Transition Network Newsletter

September 2015
Supporting community-led responses to climate change
and shrinking supplies of cheap energy,
building resilience and happiness.

This month has the latest buzz about the conference, and also the start of our theme for next month which is Fairness. REconomy encourage us to get out networking, a new project directory and a book review, training news and news of some other events. 


As you will know by now, our International Conference is just weeks away now. We’re in the final stages of planning for this momentous event and looking forward to seeing lots of you again, as well as making new friends. There are only about 60 places left for the Conference and a handful of residential spaces at Seale-Hayne. If you haven’t already, now is the moment to buy your ticket for this special occasion.

Why the 2015 Transition Network Conference is guaranteed to buzz
TN Core Team member, Sophy Banks, on our collective excitement about the huge numbers of Transitioners from across the world that will be joining us in a few weeks for the Conference, and what this will mean for us here in the UK

Reflections On Conferences Past
We do fantastic conferences.
But don’t just take it from us…

Introducing the Requiem for the Global Industrial Growth System
Sophy Banks will be leading a ceremony at the Conference to mark the death of the Industrial Growth System, remembering its origins and looking ahead to the future. Sophy tells us a little more here:

Global Webcast
We’re very excited by how this is shaping up. We are putting a call out now to Transitioners across the globe, including in the UK, to take part remotely in this unique event. Please click the link to find out how to sign-up.

Why Good Energy are sponsoring the Transition Network conference

Detailed info on the conference and to book:
It’s going to be AMAZING!


Our new theme: ‘Fairness’

Sophy Banks kicks off our new theme of Fairness by asking what is Fairness, could we agree on a definition, and is it something that’s learnt or instinctive?



Events… You’ll get what you need

Running a Transition Enterprise can mean you spend a lot of this time alone at your desk. Networking events can be a fantastic resource for people running enterprises. When you think you are too busy for an event – stop, think – “perhaps I am too busy not to go”.

Introducing The Grassroots Directory!

A new format source book that will list some of the most innovative, practical and exciting community-led projects in the UK.

Transition in Australia:
an open letter to Transitioners

Clare Power just finished her PhD looking at Transition in Australia, and wanted to share her key findings through the following letter to Transitioners. She has also kindly made her full research available.


Rob Hopkins spent his summer immersed in Luigi Russi’s rather good ‘Everything Gardens and other stories: growing Transition Culture‘, and reviews it for us.



There are some great trainings this autumn you won’t want to miss. Launch online is being offered in English and Spanish:

We are offering another Train the Trainers in Zagreb, Croatia:

And a series of trainings in Powys, Wales, UK over the autumn 2015, and winter of 2016:



Transition Network International Conference
18-20 September – Devon

SuperHome Open Days
On days though September around the UK
SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and far fewer carbon emissions.  Book now.

Transition Camp
2-4 October – Sussex

No wealth but life: Is sharing resources the key to peace?
Stop consuming, start participating! With Rob Hopkins
November 18 and other dates – St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London
A 5 part series of practical, fun and participatory events exploring alternative economic models that are rooted in environmental and social justice – and their impact on peace building and systemic change. Topics include: participatory economics, social enterprise, re-inventing organisations, alternative finance and co-operative & commons movements.

More events


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Film Reviews

Transition Youtube Channel

Resources — Editor’s Picks

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Editor: Mike Grenville



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