It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil, Climate Change, and Economic Shocks?
Four Key Assumptions of the Transition Town movement:
* That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it's better to plan for it than be taken by surprise.
* That our communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany peak oil.
* That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now.
* That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy future, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet.
Earth Care seeks to listen to and work with all concerned religious communities and individuals in order to create an ever-widening circle of care for creation. We urge all Indiana's faith communities to be centers of this care by living more prudently and speaking up for policies that embody creation care.
Bloomington Cooperative Plots is a forming Cooperative Housing Project in Bloomington, Indiana. Currently we do not have land but hope to purchase 2+ acres and construct a cooperative house by the end of summer 2011. BCP hopes to become and intentional community of individuals and families who will promote sustainable living and community.
To initiate, facilitate and coordinate citizen action directed to improving the quality of life of all inhabitants of the State of Indiana through principled advocacy of public policies to preserve democracy, conserve natural resources, protect the environment, and provide affordable access to essential human services
A nonprofit organization representing concerned citizens, state and local government officials, business, industry and environmental groups. The coalition encourages integrated recycling, and supports buying recycled-content products and the collection and remanufacturing of recyclable materials.