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March 22nd 2010:A World of Transition

Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns and the Transition Network and a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, joins ZOOM’D to explore the Transition Movement, a social experiment on a massive scale devoted to the twin challenges and opportunities of peak oil and climate change. Peaking of world oil production presents an unprecedented risk-management problem—and without timely mitigation, the economic, social, and political costs will be exorbitant. Rob describes the ins and outs of the global grassroots organizing effort taking place, recognizing that if we wait for government to act, it wil

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Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins originated the Transition Towns concept, which promotes community-driven responses to peak oil that focus on cooperative effort to meet basic needs locally and sustainably. Realizing that the era of cheap oil is coming to an end, Rob proposes the Transition response, in which we prepare ourselves for life with expensive and potentially scarce levels of oil, sacrificing luxuries to build systems and communities that are independent of fossil fuels. In just a few years, his work has inspired an international movement of people and communities pursuing Transition initiatives. A teacher of permaculture and natural building techniques, Rob is co-founder of the Transition Network and a
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