WHAT ARE TRANSITION MOVEMENTS?
Transition is a movement that has been growing since 2005. As you can read on the website https://transitionnetwork.org/, It is about communities stepping up to address the big challenges they face by starting local. By coming together, they are able to crowd-source solutions. They seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, both as groups or as wider communities. In practice, we are causing entrepreneurship, reinventing work and the way of life, retraining and weaving networks of connection and support. It is an approach that has now spread to more than 50 countries, in miles of groups: in towns, villages, cities, universities, schools.
At http://www.reddetransicion.org/ we can see the purpose of the Transition Movement is to help us be catalysts in our community, which can give a historical boost to turn the community into life into a resilient, healthier and vibrant place , of strong local character, which reduces at the same time the ecological footprint. The Transition could be conceived as something intermediate between what a person can do as an individual and all the great things that, we think, institutions can do. With this movement everything arises from the bottom up, led by ordinary people. It is the missing piece in the puzzle.
WE ARE LOOKING TO PROMOTE TRANSITION MOVEMENTS
We are inspired by the transition movements, share their principles and seek to replicate what they do. Like them, we believe that change must come from below, it must be done in a community way, to have mutual help as a flag. We hope that these groups multiply everywhere and start looking for solutions to local problems but always thinking globally. If you are in Mérida, Venezuela, and you want to be part of a transition group, inspired by a great international movement, contact us and it will be a pleasure to start together to re-imagine a new world.
You can get more information about these groups on the websites we shared at the beginning, but finally we would like to share their principles, which are also ours.
PRINCIPLES OF THE TRANSITION MOVEMENTS:
- Respect resource limits and build resilience.
- Promote inclusion and social justice.
- Adopt the subsidiarity.
- Pay attention to balance.
- Be part of a learning network.
- Share ideas and power freely.
- Collaborate and look for synergies.
- Promote creativity and positive vision.