Transition Guelph

Online Resources


In Transition 1.0 from Transition Towns on Vimeo.

‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun.

In the film you’ll see stories of communities creating their own local currencies, setting up their own pubs, planting trees, growing food, celebrating localness, caring, sharing. You’ll see neighbours sharing their land with neighbours that have none, local authorities getting behind their local Transition initiatives, schoolchildren making news in 2030, and you’ll get a sense of the scale of this emerging movement. It is a story of hope, and it is a call to action, and we think you will like it very much. It is also quite funny in places.

In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.


As people around the world experiment with the Transition Model and apply it to all sorts of different types of communities, we’re seeing the knowledge base expand significantly. And as Transition Initiatives get further into the work of transforming their communities, the specialist groups are learning more about relocalised responses in the fields of energy, local government, food, housing, business, economics and beyond.

Here is a list of books relating to the Transition Model and Initiatives:

The Transition Handbook: from oil dependency to local resilience – by Rob Hopkins
The Transition Timeline: for a local, resilient future – by Shaun Chamberlin
The Transition Companion: making your community more resilient in uncertain times – by Rob Hopkins
The power of just doing stuff: how local action can change the world – by Rob Hopkins
Local Food: how to make it happen in your community – by Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins
Local Money: how to make it happen in your community – by Peter North
Local Sustainable Homes: how to make them happen in your community – Chris Bird
Communities, Councils and a Low Carbon Future: working together to make things happen – by Alexis Rowell
Localisation and Resilience at the Local Level: the Case of Transition Town Totnes – by Rob Hopkins
Totnes and District Energy Descent Action Plan

All of the authors have been involved in their own local transition initiatives, experiencing the joys and challenges of working in their own back yard.


There are a number of Transition related movies on the Transition Network website. Go, watch, and be inspired!