DAVID JOHNSON & JIM NEWCOMER ABOUT THE TRANSITION TOWNS MOVEMENT:
NOT WAITING FOR LEADERS
Sustainable Today; Portland, USA
2009, 10 min 24 sec
The Transition Town movement, which originated in the UK, is spreading around the world. Meet David Johnson, who worked closely with Transition Town Handbook founder Rob Hopkins, and Jim Newcomer who is organizing locally in Portland, Oregon.
What is all this about? How does a town get started? It begins with the premise that we will have to make do with considerably less cheap fossil fuel energy in the future. The issue is too overwhelming for any one body of government or leadership of any kind to deal with. It is going to require the creativity, input and co-operation of many in the community, and the time to start coordinating efforts is NOW.