Have you heard of transition towns? We have a figurehead on the Positively Green Podcast today and you can learn all about them! This is a grassroots movement and method of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world. It’s based on fostering a deeper connection and acting locally to become self-sufficient and build community resilience.
About Ratih Sutrisno:
Ratih Sutrisno is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at Transition US, the national hub representing the Transition Movement in the United States. Coming from a background in environmental and social justice, she believes that local action is vital to broadening the movement to build a just and equitable economy that works for all people and the planet. She is passionate about the efforts underway to build thriving, resilient communities. Ratih holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management and Interdisciplinary Design from the University of Minnesota and is now based in Chicago, IL. Outside of work, you can probably find Ratih coaching CrossFit, tending to her houseplants, or making brunch in her co-op kitchen.
Topics Covered in This Episode:
- What are transition towns?
- The core principles of the Transition Network and how it went from a local movement to a global initiative
- Tangible benefits that towns and communities have experienced by implementing these principles
- Common obstacles when getting started and how to overcome them
- Steps to get started in your own community!
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