We must foster "Bottom-Up"
power structures ASAP. It is time to
stop the top from bearing down on us like a hammer on a nail, like a bomb on a
city, and like a Lord on his serfs. Transition
Town is one arena where such local authority manifests. Transition Towns foster empowerment of
people and Nature.
communities to respond immediately and appropriately to the local devastations
of climate change, resource depletion, and economic turbulence. Transition hubs exist throughout the world,
including the United States. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S94Owhn2fIM
Transition Town was
first developed in Totnes, England in 2006.
Within a short period of time, Transition initiatives sprang up
throughout the world. The reader can
determine if there is an initiative close to her via this URL: http://www.transitionus.org/transition-towns
foster the following seven principles:
1. Envisioning Positive Community
2. Helping People Access Good Information & Trusting Them to Make Good Decisions.
3. Fostering Inclusion and Openness
4. Sharing and Networking
5. Building Resilience
6. Focusing on Both Inner and Outer Transition
7. Self-organizing at the Appropriate Level
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Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon. (more...