Last night, I attended a presentation about Transition Towns, a grassroots movement to catalyze community visioning processes with an aim towards local, sustainable, and environmentally friendly economies. The presenters admitted this was not meant as a panacea for the impending triangle emergency of peak oil, global climate change, and our economic crisis, but it was at least something concrete that people can do together with their neighbors. If enough communities around the world become Transition Towns, then we might just reach a tipping point and save our planet and civilization from catastrophe.
The SCA organizers collected participants’ email addresses and promised to send us all more information and set up further discussions for a visioning process in Somerville.
Personally, I think Somerville would benefit greatly by coming together to discuss our collective talents to develop solutions to our shared problems.
What is your vision for Somerville? Leave your ideas in the comments below.
Read more on the Somerville Climate Action Google group.