Here are some useful resources if you would like to find out more about some of our past work, the research that underpins our philosophy and strategy, and links to free online training. If you would like to find out more about different projects we have run over the years, please visit our Past Projects page.
Transition Publications, Guides and Reports
How to Create a People's Climate Emergency Action Plan. In July 2019 Transition Town Totnes partnered with several local organisations to hold a public workshop, asking how we can best respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency. What emerged was a People's Climate Emergency Action Plan. This document describes how we planned for and delivered the workshop, for others who would like to run a similar event in their area.
Totnes REconomy Impact Report 2012- 2017. This impact report aims to assess the impact of The Totnes REconomy project from 2012 to 2017. The project has been running since 2011 with aims to develop opportunities for local people to create livelihoods and have their needs met in ways that are ecologically regenerative, fair and inclusive, and that contribute to the resilience of the community.
Caring Town Annual Report 2017. Caring Town is a local network of over 80 public, voluntary and private organisations and groups that care for our community of 23,000 people here in Totnes & District. This report provides a summary of the Caring Town network and project activities, our outputs, impacts and what we have learned so far. It includes information about our processes and documents so that others may freely use them.
Local Economic Blueprint. The Local Economic Blueprint for Totnes and District was undertaken in 2013 by the REconomy Project: Totnes. The report estimates the potential value of four key sectors of our localised economy. Together we agreed on a vision for what our local economy should be and identified projects to take this forward.
Can Totnes and District Feed Itself? Exploring the practicalities of food relocalisation.
From Field to Fork: Totnes- Mapping the Local Food Web. A project Transition Town Totnes undertook with the Campaign to Protect Rural England to help us understand the benefits of our local food network to the local economy, community and environment.
Transition in Action- Totnes and District 2030: An Energy Descent Action Plan. A report published in 2009 investigating how we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and decreasing our carbon footprint as a town.
Resources from Transition Network
Transition Network have many excellent resources for new and existing Transition Towns and similar community led initiatives. Resources we particularly love are:
- Essential guide to doing Transition
- 7 essential ingredients for Transition
- 21 Stories of Transition. For COP21 in Paris in December 2015. Transition Network created ‘21 Stories of Transition: how a movement of communities is coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world‘. It is a rather wonderful overview of the Transition movement
Many Transition books are published by Green Books, and if not available from local independent bookshops, may be purchased online. More details on the books and where to buy them are available here: www.greenbooks.co.uk/transition-books
The Transition Handbook - From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience. Rob Hopkins. 2008.
The Transition Timeline - For A Local, Resilient Future. Shaun Chamberlin. 2009.
Local Food: How To Make It Happen In Your Community. Tamzin Pinkerton, Rob Hopkins. 2009.
Transition in Action - Totnes and District 2030: An Energy Descent Action Plan. Jaqui Hodgson, Rob Hopkins. 2010. PDF freely available above, limited hardcopies available from Transition Town Totnes.
Local Money - How to Make it Happen in Your Community. Peter North. 2010.
Local, Sustainable Homes - How to Make Them Happen in Your Community. Chris Bird. 2010.
The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change The World. Rob Hopkins. 2013
Community Energy - A Guide to community based renewable energy projects. Gordan Cowtan. 2017.
Transition Starts Here, Now and Together. Rob Hopkins, Lionel Astruc. 2018.
British Transition Town Money: And Other Alternative Currencies. Guy K Singer. 2018