But it isn't just the successes that make the Transition Model so cool: coolness is implicit in its philosophy. It is best describeds by the phrase "Transition is a party, not a protest!" The model is democratic and inclusive; focuses on both exterior results and inner transformations, creates social connections and fun, and embraces uncertainty. In fact, their UK website states:
We truly don't know if this will work. Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale. What we are convinced of is this:Check out their website at http://www.transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/TransitionNetwork
■if we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late
■if we act as individuals, it'll be too little
■but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.
Or research a Canadian city - Victoria, BC, and Vancouver, BC are both transition towns. Or go to a Transition Towns workshop with your friends. And start a party!
(Yes, the reference to "obsolete" technology was deliberate. )