Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Two initiatives for urban sustainability (#journal)

Transition Towns and EcoDistricts: Local Sustainable Initiatives

The Transition Town movement was motivated by the need to assist towns to transition to a new future. A 12 Step Programme has been developed to help groups identify key sectors of transitioning, such as reducing energy use and providing more local food supplies and employment. A parallel movement of creating more sustainable development through local action is spreading through the United States. The EcoDistrict organization communicates its ideas through a 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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