Thursday, 15 January 2015

Rob Hopkins: "founder of the Transition movement, a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel."

Rob Hopkins will be coming to Sidmouth for Climate Week:
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... Rob Hopkins and the Atmos Project ... Thursday 5th March at 1pm

He has been featured on this blog before:
Futures Forum: Transition perspectives ... December newsletter from the Transition Network
Futures Forum: Are you a SWIMBY? >>> Something Wonderful In My Back Yard >>>
Futures Forum: The Global Warming Policy Foundation
Futures Forum: The Circular Economy ... and looking after our water at a local level
Futures Forum: Climate change: the language of framing... "Climate change hysteria is really a feeling."
Futures Forum: Climate change: the language of framing... "Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change"
Futures Forum: "Resilience, impact, and learning"...interview with Katrina Brown of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at Exeter University

Futures Forum: Relocalisation
Futures Forum: Building resilience in local communities and economies: the Transition Town movement today
Futures Forum: What are the most efficient forms of energy.. at a local level?
Futures Forum: Peak Oil: 10 Years After 'The Party's Over': an interview with Richard Heinberg
Futures Forum: Fracking.. and the Transition Town movement
Futures Forum: Transition Towns... and climate change
Futures Forum: The New Economy in 20 Enterprises report released

Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition network

'There is no cavalry coming to the rescue' … 
Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition network, which promotes local, self-sufficient economic development.

Futures Forum: Sustainable Communities
Futures Forum: Transition Town Totness

Check out his blog:
Rob Hopkins's blog | Transition Network

Rob has given a TED Talk:

Rob Hopkins is the founder of the Transition movement, a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel.

Why you should listen

Rob Hopkins leads a vibrant new movement of towns and cities that utilize local cooperation and interdependence to shrink their ecological footprints. In the face of climate change he developed the concept of Transition Initiatives -- communities that produce their own goods and services, curb the need for transportation and take other measures to prepare for a post-oil future. While Transition shares certain principles with greenness and sustainability, it is a deeper vision concerned with re-imagining our future in a self-sufficient way and building resiliency. 

Transforming theory to action, Hopkins is also the co-founder and a resident of the first Transition Initiative in the UK, in Totnes, Devon. As he refuses to fly, it is from his home in Totnes that he offers help to hundreds of similar communities that have sprung up around the world, in part through his blog, transitionculture.org.

Hopkins, who's trained in ecological design, wrote the principal work on the subject,Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, a 12-step manual for a postcarbon future. Find notes and slides from his TEDTalk here >>

What others say

“Rob Hopkins is the Gentle Giant of the green movement, and his timely and hugely important book reveals a fresh and empowering approach that will help us transition into a materially leaner but inwardly richer human experience.” — Dr Stephan Harding, author of Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia

Rob Hopkins’ TED talk

Rob Hopkins | Speaker | TED.com

And he has given a TEDx Talk in Exeter:

My Town in Transition: Rob Hopkins at TEDxExeter - YouTube

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