Transition Network's role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions. See for; what, why and how this page now: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/about/funding
Because it feels way more fun than not doing it
Many people get involved because it is fun, because they get to meet and do stuff with new people, and because it is more exciting, nourishing and rewarding than not doing it. There’s the man in Lancaster who told me that even if nothing else ever came from his Transition group, he now knows 200 people he didn’t know before he got involved. There’s the woman in Tooting who told me “I’ve lived in Tooting for 22 years, but I think I’ve lived more in Tooting in the past two years since I’ve been involved in Transition than I have in the last 20 years.” There’s the experienced retired market gardener who found, through his local Transition group, an opportunity to pass his skills on to a new generation of young people . . .
Towards the end of 2006, Transition Town Totnes (TTT) had been running for close to a year, with co-founders Rob Hopkins and Naresh Giangrande.