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In Transition 2.0, a movie on local social movements towards a sustainable future

In Transition 2.0 is a movie that gathers stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere and localising their economies.

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In Transition 2.0 is a movie that gathers stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It's happening in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world - from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. 

It is an inspirational immersion in  the Transition movement. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. ’In Transition 2.0′ is the sequel, unsurprisingly, to ‘In Transition 1.0'. The web site of the transition movement is full of examples of community based and social movements towards a more sustainable future. 

I found out about the Transition Network through a Dutch intiative in Rotterdam of the larger movement  Transition Towns. The most obvious about this movement is the city gardening. The effect is not only a more sustainable consumption pattern of vegetables and fruits but also brings together neighbors and makes people feel responsible for their surroundings.  

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Photo of Ashley Jablow

Really nice share, Jotte. I think what struck me most was the point in the trailer about community ownership. When people feel ownership of something, they value, respect and take care of it. It's interesting to think how this sense of ownership might come into play in the concepts we design later on!

Photo of Jotte de Koning

Indeed, very nice of you to point out. Ownership and responsibility or sense of ownership are crucial when things are shared and sharing is one of the keys to be able to provide benefit to everyone. I think that if there is no sense of ownership the value of what is shared will decrease too. I will definitely keep this in mind!