The lovely people at Reconnect have noticed we have had a bumpy ride recently with all the healthy debate about our role and legitimacy and have come out to support us with a fantastic centrespread showing all the positive stuff people involved in TTT are doing. The full story can be seen in Reconnect with the great title "So what's Transition ever done for us?" and here's a sneak preview of the opening paragraph:
WE’D just like to say up front (and this won’t come as any surprise to anyone who knows what this magazine stands for) that we believe the Transition movement to be A Force For The Good. And here at Reconnect we don’t capitalise things lightly.
The ‘transition’ tag comes from the concept of moving from global oil dependency to local community resilience but the implications of that are far-reaching, inclusive and truly holistic - and include everything that Reconnect is about. Literally and philosophically.
But over recent months, Transition Town Totnes (and by extension the whole Transition movement) has come in for some serious criticism. It all came to a head over the battle to keep Costa Coffee out of Totnes – TTT nailed its pro independent trader colours to the mast and some people saw that as anti-progress. Even anti-democracy.
We were concerned that all the anti-TTT noise stirred up around it might just be drowning out their positive pro-community message.
So here’s our response: a simple reminder of what TTT has done for Totnes community as a whole – and, given the inspirational part it plays in the worldwide transition movement, for the cause of resilient community living generally.
If you haven't come across Reconnect yet (unlikely we know) more info can be found here: