Transition Streets: If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint, including your household energy and water use and the associated costs, just think about how much more fun it could be to do it with a group of your neighbors – you can collaborate or even set up a friendly competition to see who can make the most creative changes and save the most money! The Transition Streets Handbook is available to guide you through this five week neighbourhood challenge. And, if you can bring a group together and would like some additional mentoring and support, contact Transition Cowichan at info@TransitionCowichan.org . This guidebook was used by the families and individuals from five households that participated in North Cowichan’s 2014 Climate Household Challenge with the support of Transition Cowichan mentors. The Transition Streets Handbook can be found at this link, but you have to scroll down to find the link to the various chapters.
Books & Web links: Here is a list of books and web links that you may find helpful as you journey down the transition path. Whether you are just learning about the issues or already deeply engaged, we hope you will find something of interest here to support you on your journey. Suggestions for additions are always welcome.
October 2013 Featured Article: Here is a very readable paper on why we need to let go of the “economic growth” paradigm and focus on building local resilience to have any hope of addressing the climate crisis – co-authored by the Transition Movement’s Rob Hopkins:
Some websites of interest:
Cowichan Green Community: http://www.cowichangreencommunity.org/
The Resilience Alliance: http://www.resalliance.org/
Various Transition Network links: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/
Post Peak Living: http://www.postpeakliving.com/
The Post Carbon Institute: http://www.postcarbon.org/
The New Economics Foundations: http://www.neweconomics.org/
Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics & the Gift Economy: