No matter what opinion you follow, in our collective “heart of hearts” we know the world needs to change. The disparity of human rights shows us that the system in place is not working. But finding the solution to our many broken structures can be daunting. It’s become clear that we haven’t found the one solution to “solve it all.” This has led to small pockets of individuals banding together to change different pieces of the puzzle. People around the world are taking matters into their own hands and creating a better system for a better world.
One of the many unique movements that has been growing, is the “Transition Movement.” The goal of the movement is to take action in one’s own community to bring about change. The following quote from the site says it all:
“These communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.”
Transition communities are specifically focusing on the following social issues: oil dependence, climate change, and economic downturn. These issues effect everyone’s daily lives from their food sources to their energy supply. And as the movement grows they will hopefully spark a world-wide revolution to take matters into our own hands as citizens of earth.