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Uploaded on Sep 18, 2011
Permanent Culture Now and Sunrise Off-Grid present Rob Hopkins of Transitions Town network talks about the progress being made by transitions movements through the UK. Very interesting talk about how communities are adopting localised responses to some of the major issues that will impact on them in the future.
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Rob Hopkins: Co-founder, Transition Towns
Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He has many years experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and set up the first 2 year full-time permaculture course in the world, at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland, as well as co-ordinating the first eco-village development in Ireland to be granted planning permission.
He is author of' Woodlands for West Cork!','Energy Descent Pathways' and most recently 'The Transition Handbook: from oil dependence to local resilience', which has been published in a number of other languages, and which was voted the 5th most popular book taken on holiday by MPs during the summer of 2008. He publishes www.transitionculture.org, recently voted 'the4th best green blogin the UK'(!). He is the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, an Ashoka Fellow, is a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, served 3 years as a Trustee of the Soil Association, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK's top 100 environmentalists. He is the winner of the2009 Observer Ethical Award for the Grassroots Campaigner category, and in December 2009 was voted the Energy Saving Trust/Guardian's ''Green Community Hero'. He lectures and writes widely on peak oil and Transition, holds an MSc in Social Research and recently completed a PhD at the University of Plymouth entitled 'Localisation and resilience at the local level: the case of Transition Town Totnes'. He lives in Devon and is a keen gardener.
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