"Rob Hopkins has done more to change the way that we live in the past 10 years than any one else in Britain. because he has given people the tools create change for themselves. It is beautifully simple and incredibly powerful."
Monty Don, gardener, writer and broadcaster
It's been a while in the gestating, but Rob Hopkins' new book The Power of Just Doing Stuff: how local action can change the world is here. Rather than being about how to do Transition, it focuses on why doing Transition is thrilling and the sense of power and possibility it can bring about. Illustrated with stories from around the world, it really captures how international Transition has become, the impact it is starting to have, and how, in the current economic malaise, it represents a bold new idea for our economic future. So here is everything you need to know about what's happening over the next couple of weeks to accompany its arrival:
We’ll start this month’s round up in South Africa. We loved this video from German TV about Transition Town Greyton, and the work they are doing. Wonderful stuff. Altogether now: “Stuff your bottles, clean up your town”…
Transition Network has put on a big conference every year from 2007 onwards – first in Ruskin Mill near Stroud, then the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, in 2009 it was Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in London, then Seale Hayne in Devon, next heading North to Hope Uni in Liverpool, and finally back to BAC in 2012.
Here's a fantastic video from German TV about Transition in South Africa. It looks at the work of Transition Town Greyton, and is a fascinating response to the question of "what does Transition look like beyond Europe and the US?" This may well become one of oourfavourite videos about Transition