The Transition Town Movement is moving towards an economy where everyone has a place, a value and a purpose. That includes the environment having a purpose, but also people. Transition is about engaging your community, building your community and helping your community.
There are over 1800 Transition Initiatives around the world. It starts with a group of people coming together from a range of different places. Whether they knew each other or were complete strangers that initial coming together of people, that forming of the group, is the seed for the whole process.
Transition is not about trying to change behaviour, it’s about setting in place structure which can be available when needed. When there’s the perceived need for them, they’re there. Transition is an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism.
In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.
The movie lives up to Transition’s greatest promise, to respond to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. This inspiring documentary will appeal to anyone interested in creating more sustainable, just, human-scale communities wherever they are. Most environmental movies are about the end of the world is coming and this is why. Not about what we’re going to do about it. This is more of ‘we’ve got this’, ‘we can do this’, and it is very motivating. It brings back the hope.
The documentary film matinee series continues the afternoon of Saturday June 10th at 2pm in the Creston Public Library’s meeting room with this film, In Transition 2.0. Each month the library offers a screening of some of the latest hard hitting or informative releases for viewing and discussion on the second Saturday afternoon. Everyone is welcome, admittance is free.
As with all of our documentaries: The views and statements expressed in this film are solely those of the film makers and the other contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Creston Public Library.
Running time 67 minutes, discussion to follow.