To create a decent future, in the face of our tough circumstances, we will need to create a “learning movement.” Here are some basic principles:
- Transition initiatives dedicate themselves, through all aspects of their work, to raising awareness of peak oil and climate change and related issues such as critiquing economic growth. In doing so they recognize the responsibility to present this information in ways which are playful, articulate, accessible and engaging, and which enable people to feel enthused and empowered rather than powerless.
- Transition initiatives focus on telling people the closest version of the truth that we know in times when the information available is deeply contradictory.
- The messages are non‐directive, respecting each person’s ability to make a response that is appropriate to their situation. A key focus is to explore visionary alternatives and their practical applications and ask ourselves what is working, what could be made to work even better.
The following subpages under Study Aids list some recommended resources, sorted by category, for helping raise both personal and community awareness. If you have a resource you would like us to consider for inclusion here, please contact the Quaker In Transition website coordinator.