Language: English (Cantonese translation will be arranged)
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Starting from Totnes in United Kingdom, the Transition Town Movement has been growing since 2005 to over 50 countries, in thousands of groups: in town, villages, cities, Universities, schools. It is about communities collaborating to address the big challenges they face by starting local. By coming together, they seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, both as groups or as wider communities. In practice, they are sparking community-based entrepreneurship, reimagining energy schemes, reskilling themselves to enhance self-sufficiency and weaving webs of connection and support for transition to low-carbon living at community level. One of the key ways it spreads is through telling inspiring stories. In the workshop, Sophy Banks and Naresh Giangrande will share what makes the Transition Town Movement an innovative social technology for the 21st Century.
About the Speakers
Naresh Giangrande is the co-founder of the Transition Town Totnes, the first Transition Town, and of Transition Training. He set up and coordinated the Energy Group of Transition Town Totnes and was a director of Transition Town Totnes Ltd. His work for the Transition Network has led to a passion for working with self-organising systems, and how participatory learning can be fostered and strengthened across the movement.
Sophy Banks is a psychotherapist and co-developer of the Transition Town Movement’s “inner transition” philosophy. She co-founded the Transition Training and has delivered Launch and other workshops to transition projects around the world. Sophy has a particular interest in systemic approaches to all things, and especially looking across disciplines to seeing a broad and inclusive view.
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