A Transition Initiative is a community (lots of examples here) working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye and address this BIG question:
"for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?"
A Transition Town initiative is in early stages for Malvern Hills. The content on this website will develop along with the group's acitvities.
The Cheshire village of Ashton Hayes (pop. 1000 approx.) is aiming to to become the first small community in England to achieve carbon neutral status. We want our children and future generations to know that we tried to do our bit to stem global warming and encourage other communities to follow suit.
Rossendale & the Calderdale valley's local source of relevant information, help & guidance about our enviromental impact & what we might do to reduce it in our local area & the world!
Click on the Environment link to get a whole range of videos relevant to climate change.
The history of scientific research on climate change from the 19th century to the present, told in a set of hyperlinked essays. An extremely impresssive web site, part of the American Institute of Physics.
A useful article, with good graphics.
This independent Review by Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the government's economics service, was commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, reporting to both the Chancellor and to the Prime Minister, as a contribution to assessing the evidence and building understanding of the economics of climate change.
Midlands Wood Fuel, Wood fuel supply, wood fuelled boilers, heat contracts and biomass consultancy
The Energy Saving Trust is dedicated to improving energy efficiency and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions through the use of sustainable and renewable energy sources. Find advice and information on how you can make a difference and help prevent climate change.
We publish green building information in many mediums to help you to design and build sustainable, healthy and ecological homes offices and factories. Our information is presented in a user-friendly manner to appeal to both professionals and the general public to aid in you in building green homes or finding green building products.
On 3 October 2008 the Prime Minister announced the creation of a new Department of Energy and Climate Change which will be able to give an even greater focus to solving the twin challenges of climate change and energy supply.
This Act enables councils working in co-operation with their communities to get Government help to assist them in reversing the decline of local services, dealing with fuel poverty, protecting the environment and obtaining greater involvement in civic activity. As part of the process they will also be able to formally request specific powers, currently held by national government, to be devolved to them. Government then has a legal duty to reach agreement with councils and the Local Government Association on how it will help them.
The US campaign for renewable electricity, inspired by Al Gore.
Common Ground is internationally recognised for playing a unique role in the arts and environmental fields, distinguished by the linking of nature with culture, focussing upon the positive investment people can make in their own localities, championing popular democratic involvement, and by inspiring celebration as a starting point for action to improve the quality of our everyday places. We offer ideas, information and inspiration through publications and projects such as Field Days, Parish Maps, Flora Britannica, Apple Day, Community Orchards, Tree Dressing Day, Confluence and the campaign for LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS.
Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic properity that it brings.
THE MEATRIX: Fight Factory Farms! The award-winning flash animation movie about the meat you eat.