A Transition “Mindset”
Interest or concern with Energy, Climate, Agriculture, Economics, Health
Stepping up. Taking charge/responsibility. Refusal to be a victim.
Bottom up approach, but somewhat larger than Sustainability.
“Government” agencies not likely to provide solutions. No top down solutions.
Positioning: Awareness and willingness to change in advance of the requirement to change
Production and abundance vs fear and scarcity. Less exposed to dependencies = less vulnerable
Keen Interest in being a producer not just a consumer. What do you produce?
Independence as well as interdependence (resilient community), and collaboration.
A gathering of contributors - knowledge, skills, methods, experience, ideas, product, service.
If consumer only, more of a decision making approach.
Turning your home or land into production point. Resilient residence.
Less of a personal environmental “demand” or footprint - Conservation and Efficiency
Merge traditional ways with new technologies
Do it yourself, produce it yourself - self reliance and personal resilience
Make or Buy decisions, repurpose and reuse, coop
Local manufacturing - Third industrial revolution, ex 3D printing, craftwork.
Global connection, but not necessarily global commerce. Community self sufficiency.
Local and seasonal. Grow something, anything. Markets develop.
Listing and Directories - who produces what in the area, 50 mile, 100 mile radius
Numerous forms of “currency”, zero sum trading, fair/equal value barter, gift economy
An interest in health and wellness, vibrance. Create marvel and joy.
Few quick examples: “Transition” your life for: $10 gasoline, tripling of electricity costs, high food inflation.