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Transition in Dorset

A Transition Initiative is a community (lots of examples here) working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye

A Transition Initiative is a community (lots of examples here) working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye and address this BIG question:

"for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?"

After going through a comprehensive and creative process of:

* awareness raising around peak oil, climate change and the need to undertake a community lead process to rebuild resilience and reduce carbon
* connecting with existing groups in the community
* building bridges to local government
* connecting with other transition initiatives
* forming groups to look at all the key areas of life (food, energy, transport, health, heart & soul, economics & livelihoods, etc)
* kicking off projects aimed at building people's understanding of resilience and carbon issues and community engagement
* eventually launching a community defined, community implemented "Energy Descent Action Plan" over a 15 to 20 year timescale

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Latest Topic News Syndicate content

As world leaders prepare for international climate talks in Paris, young people, teachers and youth leaders across the county are...
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Co-cars is pleased to announce that we have now merged with Flexicars in Dorset.

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Latest Resources Syndicate content

Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future : Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future describes a scenario in which the UK has risen to the...
Our woodlands have been established over many years in a relatively stable climate. Tree species selection has assumed that these climatic conditions...

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Research prior to the inception of the project ‘Skills for Self Reliance’ (S4SR) showed there were three local issues to be addressed...
Communities Living Sustainably  (CLS) in Dorset is a partnership project led by Dorset Community Action.We have been working in the...

Latest Funding Syndicate content

The Power to Change is an independent charitable Trust set up in 2015 to support, develop and grow community business across England.Over the next...
The Community Land Trust Fund is a specialist fund to support the development of community-led affordable housing projects in England and Wales.We...

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Bridport
Charity & Social Enterprise
Stir to Action is a community organisation that publishes a quarterly magazine, runs workshop programmes and short courses, produces how-to...
Community Group
 Our mission is to get Dorset Energized by connecting YOU with renewable energy.