The Time for Transition is Now
The future's hard to predict but, one way or another, our economy and society will change dramatically as we adapt to the end of cheap fossil fuels, address the threat of runaway climate change and fix our broken financial system.
All too often, the language used in connection with these challenges is that of sacrifice and impossibility; ‘we can’t afford to’ and ‘we don’t want to go back to the dark ages’. But what if overcoming big challenges actually meant better lives for us all?
This is the invitation of the Festival of Transition: to explore how, by embracing change, we can make something great of it. On Wednesday 20th June therefore, everyone is invited to taste transition for themselves by doing something different for the day. It could be 24 hours of sharing in the community, 24 hours of local food, or 24 hours of swapping roles.
Check out the full menu on the Festival website, customise one to work for you (or your school, or your workplace) and pledge to make it happen.
Streetbank is an excellent example of a growing movement seeking out the positive side of transition. How will you play your part?