Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Initiatives to make towns more sustainable (#journal)

Transition Towns and EcoDistricts: Local Sustainable Initiatives

The Transition Town movement seeks to assist towns to transition to a new future beyond the negative effects of Peak Oil and Climate Warming. A 12 Step Programme helps identify key sectors of transitioning, such as reducing energy use and providing more local food supplies and employment. A parallel movement is spreading through the United States; the EcoDistrict organization communicates its ideas through an active website, annual meetings and the development of university course linkages. These two examples of grass-roots activism provide an important addition to the ways in which urban places can become more sustainable and locally resilient.

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