Citizen Action Monitor

The Transition Movement: building alternative, resilient communities from the bottom up, worldwide

Transitioners are warm, open-hearted, welcoming, tolerant, caring, generous, with a positive vision of the future. No 1911 Posted by fw, March 15, 2017 “Transition communities are re-imagining and re-designing the vital … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

A tweet about America’s duplicitous Liar-in-Chief stirs remembrance of things past for Rob Hopkins

“Good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate” – Rob’s touching story bears witness to a truth Trump will never know. No 1882 Posted by fw, January 30, 2017 “I want to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

The Four Levels of Activism: a personal narrative by a burnt out activist

“It is exhausting to try to change the world by re-localizing and re-skilling your local community.” No 1752 Posted by fw, August 18, 2016 “When we say we should live an … Continue reading

August 18, 2016

Here’s a refreshing vision of an economic model that serves the common good

Unlike the TPP model that primarily serves the avarice of the 1% No 1578 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said recently “we have … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Feel good story about a Free Store that means so much more to its town folk than just a store

Watch a short video profile of this amazing Free Store in Transition Town, Media, Pennsylvania No 1501 Posted by fw, November 6, 2015 Click on the following linked title to … Continue reading

November 6, 2015

Absent an international approach in reforming governance, transition to a just and sustainable world remains unattainable

Locally-based economic alternatives won’t deliver the changes we desperately need No 1260 Posted by fw, February 15, 2015 “At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015

How to run effective meetings — Excellent start-up tips for small groups, from Transition Network

Effective meetings balance having fun and feeling good, with getting things done No 1224 Posted by fw, January 8, 2015 Running effective meetings by Rob Hopkins of Transition Network For … Continue reading

January 8, 2015

Shortcomings of the Transition Movement as a mass movement strategy

Transition’s goal is to make society resilient when it should be to change the present social system No 1124 Posted by fw, August 17, 2014 “…movements like the TTM [Transition … Continue reading

August 17, 2014

Transition Guelph, making a difference one neighbourhood at a time, launches Transition Streets

Learn how you, too, can make a difference in your community No 952 Posted by fw, January 14, 2014 First, this important message about Transition Guelph: Welcome to Transition Guelph … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Canada’s Transition Initiatives: An Updated List

No 820 Posted by fw, July 28, 2013 This is the second update to a list of Canada’s transition communities. The original list was posted on September 23, 2010. On … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Worldwide, people are deciding that the well-being of their local community and its economy lies with them

That’s Rob Hopkins’ central message in new book The Power of Just Doing Stuff No 778 Posted by fw, June 14, 2013 “Something is stirring. People around the world are … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

UK town’s economic plan envisages significant benefits flowing from increased localization

The report identifies a multi-million pound opportunity to create new jobs, grow new enterprises and help existing businesses to thrive in Totnes & District, UK. No 724 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video showcases the benefits of life in a sustainable UK cohousing community

Cohousing is particularly well-suited for transitioners No 686 Posted by fw, March 1, 2013 Video of Life in Lancaster Cohousing (UK) Project, published May 5, 2010 What is Cohousing? Cohousing … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Community action — A way out of pit of climate change doom and gloom says Rob Hopkins

Sitting with the pain of awareness while engaged in solutions-focused, positive action No 627 Posted by fw, December 7, 2012 “For the past six years I have been part of … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Want to make a difference? Read how one man did in this inspiring personal narrative

It’s enormously reassuring to find that others share your concerns No 487 Posted by fw, May 24, 2012 “Your ideas for changing the world may feel desperately important. They may … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Transition Streets program promotes local energy solutions, cuts emissions, saves money, builds friendships

“I dipped my toe in and found I became green aware by accident.” —Transition Streets participant No 470 Posted by fw, May 7, 2012 “Transition Streets helps neighbours get together … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Britain’s first community-owned solar power station was created

“It wasn’t all plain sailing. The work load was huge.” No 425 Posted by fw, March 3, 2012 Following is a reposting of Power to the people, a story cited … Continue reading

March 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Transition Movement – “A story of hope.”

No 403 Posted by fw, February 5, 2012 The documentary film, In Transition 2.0, will be released at the end of March. On February 2, preview screenings were watched simultaneously … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Transition Victoria’s 2009 Strategic Plan

No 106 Posted by fw, January 20, 2011 I was rummaging through some old e-files and found this one: Victoria Region Transition Initiative: Strategic Plan, dated March 2009. Although dated, … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · Leave a comment