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Stop Hand-Wringing About Peak Oil and Climate Change and Do Something

A movement aimed at tackling the energy crisis with aplomb has been stepping on the gas since its formation.

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McKibben thinks it’s likely. “Many people [involved in Transition] are willing to become politically involved,” he says. “In the 350 event — the largest day of mass political action the world has seen — Transition Town people played a large role.”

He notes that while Transition initiatives focus on the local – creating food, energy and economic resilience on a community basis — the connection between global and local is not lost: “No matter how great your organic garden is, it still has to rain sometimes.”

Judith D. Schwartz is a Southern Vermont author and journalist with wide-ranging interests and credits. Her latest book is The Therapist's New Clothes.

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