Transition Culture - Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition movement, shares thoughts and perspectives from Totnes.


Transition Ingredients Cards: in English, Italian and Chinese!

Our great Transition resource, the Transition Ingredients Cards, are now available in three languages.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:54:22

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Transition meets Degrowth on a Caribbean island

Degrowth and Transition debated on Dominican TV show…

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:08:13

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Richard Heinberg on ‘America First’.

Transition is more important than ever in a world of Donald Trump, Richard Heinberg tells us.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:37:55

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‘Essential Guide to Doing Transition’ published in French

Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer la publication de la version franaise du ‘Le Guide Essentiel
de la Transition‘. Traduit par Caroline Durieux et ses collgues de Rseau Transition, le Belgian Transition Hub, c’est un merveilleux ajout, rejoignant les versions anglaise et espagnole dj existantes, et les prochaines versions russe et chinoise.

We are delighted to announce the publication of the French version of ‘The Essential Guide to Doing Transition’. Translated by Caroline Durieux and colleagues at Rseau Transition, the Belgian Transition Hub, it is a wonderful addition, joining the English and Spanish versions already existing, and the forthcoming Russian and Chinese versions.

Also available fullscreen or as a .PDF

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:00:02

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February 2017 Transition Newsletter

We offer antidotes to feeling daunted, such as a real example of how good can overcome hate, enthusiasm for Transition in France, local community activism in Hungary, and Rooting in Tooting. Responding to the US election with a heartfelt call for empathy and we have insights into community change. The challenges and opportunities Dominica has could apply to many places, as do these characteristics of doing Transition in an University.


How do I know good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate? Because Ive seen it.
A tweet moves Rob Hopkins to share a personal experience from his familys life.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/know-good-can-overcome-ignorance-spite-hate-ive-seen/

Now youre all here, and it feels fantastic: 3 days in France.
Grenobles city government are holding a Biennale in March on the theme of Villes en Transition (Towns in Transition). Rob Hopkins was at the launch and reports back from a packed 3 day programme of talks and events in France.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/now-youre-feels-fantastic-3-days-france/

7 characteristics of doing Transition in an University
Last week we published our new guide, How to do Transition in your University/College by Maria Cooper. Today we share an excerpt from it, which sets out seven key characteristics of doing Transition in a University setting.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/7-characteristics-transition-university/


THINKING ALOUD

Inauguration Day: Kicking Against the Prick(s)
Rob Hopkins offers, through somewhat gritted teeth, some reflections on Donald Trumps inauguration.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/kicking-against-the-pricks/

The New Economy in 50 words?
In the shortest blog of his life, Created for the latest edition of Stir Magazine, Rob Hopkins offers 50 words that capture the future of the economy.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/new-economy-50-words/

Change Starts With Communities
We talk community development with Cormac Russell.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/cormac-russell-change-starts-communities/


COMMUNITY

Transition Town Tooting celebrate Aviva Community Fund award
Chuck Whitehead of Transition Town Tooting shares exciting news from the Gardens of Refuge partnership project.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/transition-town-tooting-celebrate-aviva-community-fund-award/

A her-story of Transition Wekerle: an experience of local community activism in Hungary
Tracey Wheatley of Transition Wekerle in Hungary shares her initiatives story.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/story-transition-wekerle-experience-local-community-activism-hungary-2/

10 keys to Transition in Dominica
Naresh Giangrandes final report from his recent adventures with a round up of his time spent in Dominica, and the challenges and opportunites the country has.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/10-keys-transition-dominica/


QUOTE OF THE MONTH
I give my every waking moment to the creation of a new narrative, one rooted in possibility, imagination, care, connection and action. Its my daily practice.
Rob Hopkins

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:05:44

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“Now you’re all here, and it feels fantastic”: 3 days in France.

Rob Hopkins reports back from a packed 3 day programme of talks and events in France.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:41:07

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How do I know good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate? Because I’ve seen it.

A tweet moves Rob Hopkins to share a personal experience from his family’s life.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:23:03

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7 characteristics of doing Transition in an University

Last week we published our new guide, ‘How to do Transition in your University/College’ by Maria Cooper. Today we share an excerpt from it, which sets out seven key characteristics of doing Transition in a University setting.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:00:57

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Cormac Russell on change that starts with communities

Wetalk community development with Cormac Russell.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:07:50

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Inauguration Day: Kicking Against the Prick(s)

Rob Hopkins offers, through somewhat gritted teeth, some reflections on Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:07:16

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Transition Town Tooting celebrate Aviva Community Fund award

Chuck Whitehead of Transition Town Tooting shares exciting news from the Gardens of Refuge partnership project.

 

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:16:38

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A her-story of Transition Wekerle: an experience of local community activism in Hungary

Tracey Wheatleyof Transition Wekerle in Hungary shares her initiative’s story. Originally published by Transit.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:44:46

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The New Economy in 50 words?

In the shortest blog of his life, Rob Hopkins offers 50 words that capture the future of the economy.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:31:23

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10 keys to Transition in Dominica

Naresh Giangrande‘s final report from his recent adventureswith a round up of his time spent in Dominica, and insights gleaned.

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:39

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January 2017 Transition Newsletter

In this newsletter we find Tomorrow is now today in the UK, we publish a guide to doing Transition in your Uni. News of coming together after Italian earthquakes and enough movement building in America Latina to stir an earthquake. Tanya asks for help as to whether to stand for election in Denmark and in Brussels a European gathering breathes new life into the Commons. Rob reflects on the gulf between the kind of poise and clarity at Standing Rock and what we see elsewhere in the world of politics, plus what did we learn from Punk and making beer from bread. Our Essential Guide to Doing Transition is now available in Spanish and we review a wonderful new French film about Transition.



The Film Tomorrow (Demain) available at last in the UK!

Weve reported previously on this website about the phenomenal impact of the film Tomorrow (Demain) in France, Belgium and the other 30 countries in which it has so far been released. Were delighted to announce that Transition Network has negotiated the rights to distribute the film in the UK. Everything you need to know about the UK community-led rollout of the film is here:

Tomorrow (Demain) available at last in the UK!

Introducing our new Transition Universities Guide
Maria Cooper introduces the newest Transition Network publication: A Guide to doing Transition in your University or College.

Introducing our new Transition Universities Guide


EXPLORING NEW GROUNDS


Emerging in the Emergency
Deborah Rim Moiso reports on a gathering of Transitioners and other to train, reflect and design following the recent earthquakes in Italy.

Emerging in the Emergency

Movement Building in America Latina
Naresh Giangrande reports on the paradox of Transition coming from the ultimate colonial (although waning) power of Great Britain.Instead of some new way to exploit, I am bringing Transition; the call to relocalise and create radical self determination.

Naresh Giangrande on movement building in America Latina

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Transition in Pucn and Villarrica
Naresh Giangrande reports from his last training in America Latina, on Transition in 2 neighbouring towns, and awakens a volcano (possibly).

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Transition in Pucn and Villarrica

 


THINKING ALOUD


Should Tanja Run for Election?
Danish Transitioner Tanja Aertebjerg is thinking of going into politics. Should she? Shed love to know what you think.

Should Tanja run for election?

The day Theresa May visited Standing Rock
How different would the world be if the grace and poise shown at Standing Rock were to influence our wider political culture? Very different.

The day Theresa May visited Standing Rock

Transition and the Commons: Freeing Our Imaginations
Isabel Carlisle reports from the European Commons Assembly in Brussels; a gathering of people from all over Europe and beyond who are stepping forward to make visible, manage and protect the resources that we as citizens hold in common.

Transition and the Commons: freeing our imaginations

Is Being punk as f*ck Really Where Its At?
Rob Hopkins offers a Transition take on a recent blog by Sam Bliss, Aaron Vansintjan called Degrowth Is Punk as F*ck.

Is being punk as f*ck really where its at?


DOING STUFF


Beer Made From Bread? The story of Toast.
We talk to Rob Wilson, and hear the story of Toast, a social enterprise turning waste bread into beer.

Beer made from bread? The story of Toast.


SUPPORT Activity of the Month:


The Essential Guide to Doing Transition (English & Spanish!)
The English language Essential Guide to Doing Transition has just been joined by a Spanish version, with other languages to follow.

Activity of the Month: The Essential Guide to Doing Transition (English & Spanish!)


FILM REVIEW


Quest-ce quon attend? (What are we waiting for?)
Marie-Monique Robins wonderful new film about Transition in the village of Ungersheim, a village in the Alsace in north-eastern France.

Film Review: Quest-ce quon attend?(What are we waiting for?)

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Posted by Rob Hopkins on Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:23:09

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