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Transitioning Towards Self-Empowered and Earth Friendly Communities: The Mid-Atlantic Example

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4. Enable Sharing and Networking

Transition Initiatives dedicate themselves to sharing their successes, failures, insights and connections at various scales across the Transition network, so as to more widely build up a collective body of experience.

5. Build Resilience

Building resilience is the capacity for our businesses, communities and settlements to withstand shock. Transition initiatives commit to building resilience across a wide range of areas (food, economics, energy, etc.) and also on a range of scales (from the local to the national) as seem appropriate -- and to setting them within an overall context of the need to do everything we can to ensure environmental resilience.

6. Inner and Outer Transition

The challenges we face are not just caused by a misuse of technology, but are a direct result of our worldview and belief system. The impact of the information about the state of our planet can generate fear and grief -- which may underlie the state of denial in which many people are caught.

7. Subsidiarity: Self-organization at the Appropriate Level

The intention of the Transition model is not to centralize or control decision making, but rather to work with everyone so that it is practiced at the most appropriate, practical and empowering level, and in such a way that it models the ability of natural systems to self organize. (Similar to Rob Kall's "Bottom Up" governance).

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